Life for rural Cambodians is not so easy. They are less well endowed with infrastructure and economic resources. There is no municipal transportation system. You can think of it as having a bike versus taking the bus to school.
A bicycle is such a simple, yet vital mode of transportation. The impact in the lives of students who do, or don't have a bicycle is significant. Without a bicycle, many students drop out of school. Students with the means to get to school, and stay in school, can keep learning and growing in their knowledge and abilities. A bicycle affords students with that opportunity.
I think we can all understand how important education is and the results a good and full education can have on being able to get a job, or a better job. Trailblazer is working to provide a way for young adults of Siem Reap province to continue their education so they can be more succesful in their lives.
In our last newsletter we were pleased to let you know that we successfully delivered 40 bicycles so far this year. We currently have donations for 16 bicycles in the bank. However, 16 bicycles do not fill the truck. In an effort to maximize our resources of gasoline and staff time, while serving as many students as possible at the same time, we wait until we have a truckload of bicycles before making a delivery.
This means we need of an additional 20 to 24 bicycles in order to fill the truck. And you can help! With your contribution of $55USD you can provide a rural student with a bicycle and help us reach the goal to give more students hope of a sustained education and a better life.
The rainy season is coming to Cambodia, and roads will become more difficult to navigate. Time is of the essence. The sooner we can make a delivery of bicycles to keep students in school the better.
I hope you will consider what difference you can make in the life of a rural Cambodian student to help them be successful, and will donate toward this cause.