Dear Gram Vikas Trust’s Friends and Supporters,
Steering to School, Pedaling to Prosperity
In our project areas of Bharuch district in India, more than 85% of girls enrolled in primary schools drop out by standard 5th & 7th . Although primary education is free in Government run schools, transportation costs deter rural families from sending girls to school. These families seek a suitable alternative solution to make education a reality for their girl children.
“I want to become a Computer engineer”. This was the aspiration of Ms. Kaushika Gohil. Gram Vikas Trust started “Girl Child Education Through Bicycle” program in support of girls who wish to continue higher education. Under this program girl’s get bicycle to continue higher education. Lack of transport facilities force girls to drop out from school after 7th grade. Gram Vikas Trust has provided bicycles free of cost to 500 of girls. Bicycle program helps them to travel and continue high school. After high school they also entered graduate program. Gram Vikas Trust also organizes five day residential programme called “Jiven Utkarsh Sibir which provide career development council for these girls. In one of the workshop Ms. Kaushika Gohil said, “Without bicycle I would have dropped out of the school and would have become wage laborers in fisheries. I want to become a “computer engineer”. High schools education brought aspiration to these young girls as well as her parents.
Gram Vikas Trust has provided more than 500 girls a bicycle since the start of the program.
Gram Vikas Trust, Bharuch appreciates our donors support for the noble cause.
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