Mar 16, 2020

Bicycle Project

 

Dear All,

The barriers of the student who lives in a rural area to education are often with the income of their parents who cannot support them even a second-hand bicycle getting to school. Most of the students need to walk from Home to school around 1 or 2km every day under the sun and rain, sometimes without shoes.  Rural poor children are unable to attend school regularly or at all, due to the distance and climate (strong sun or heavy rain). The parents are also unable to take them. So they stay at home and do not receive an education. Especially Girl students. The lake of education will keep them stuck in poverty.

The bicycles limit barriers, by making school more accessible to the most underprivileged children, they can easily attend more regularly and receive much-needed education.

One bicycle provides transport for up to two children to attend school, so they can obtain an education, life skills, and progress forward.  Additionally, by cycling to and from school, the children have more energy and free time to learn.  The bicycle also helps female students with more safety compared to walking on their own in rural areas, and are therefore more likely to attend school.

Without you, this achievement would not have been possible! Thank you very much!

Feb 20, 2020

Impact Stories

After a great donation, we would like to carry on our work to acheive our project goal and bring a wonderful impact for our students who we are working with. We recently visited kids who we supported bikes by our own Cambodia staff and volunteer from Germany, Martin and Julia and we then interviewed kids and their parent and what we received is great news of how bicycle donation can bring the progress forward for them.

We talked to Rouen, a 13-year-old student at school, just about half a year after receiving her brand-new bike. Without a bike she had to walk a long way to school. Her family is lesser fortunate with only a very little, which is why she was one of 100 lucky students to be supplied with bikes. Having a new bike, make her day esier. she does not need to walk to school anymore that is make her less tiring. She sometime share the bike with her friend to reach school. Her results have improved and is still improving. She spent much less time getting to school, so she can finally go to school every day and attend more classes. Also, she can be in school in time and talk with her friends before the class starts, and they can share information about the class.

Rouen said told us that having a new bike is extremely benefit her performance in school. She would love to thank the Kamboo Project Organization for supporting her. From now on shw will try to study even harder.

We were also able to speak to Van Nith, a boy of 11 years of age, where we received an equally warm welcome. Van Niths answers cemented that having a bicycle has a huge impact on adolescents, particularly in rural Cambodia, where the way to school can be long and exhausting, especially in summer. Van Nith
also told us that he uses his bike to support his family. He sometimes takes his bikes to a market outside of his village to sell collected vegetables or caught fish, which gives his lesser privileged family much-needed income and benefits his and his sibling’s studies. After talking to Rouen, his teacher told us that Rouen
recently became the 2nd best student in his class made possible by the Kamboo Projects Organization efforts. Congratulations, Van Nith.


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Dec 6, 2019

Bicycle Project

Narrative Report from Bicycle Project

  1.  Overview of the Project:  Students of rural areas of Prasat Bakong district need to go to school in remote villages. The school is too far from home to walk each day barefoot with heavy bags of books, making school attendance difficult to the point of jeopardizing students’ future. Lvea, Beong Chum and Wat Khsach Primary School are located in Prasat Bakong district, Siem Reap province, Cambodia. These schools were established many years ago. The Commune is situated about 30 km away from Siem Reap center which has 9villages in total and a total population are 9028 people (4458 males, 4570 females) and 1865 households. The main source of income is generated from subsistence farming, construction work, and other seasoning crops. The Kamboo Project has selected three schools for this time bicycle delivery within Tro Peng Thom Commune. The school offers education from kindergarten to grade 6 and aged 4 - 12, in attendance. 
  2. The Problem:  The barriers of the student who lives in a rural area to education is often with the income of their parents who cannot support them even a second-hand bicycle getting to school. Most of the students need to walk from Home to school around 1 or 2km everyday under the sun and rain, sometimes without shoes.  Rural poor children are unable to attend school regularly or at all, due to the distance and climate (strong sun or heavy rain). The parents are also unable to take them. So they stay at home and do not receive an education. Especially Girl students. The lake of education will keep them stuck in poverty.
  3. Work Carried Out: Thanks in funding, we were able to be a part of this barrier to the poorest students in Lvea, Beong Chum and Wat Khsach Primary Schools. We delivered 45 Bicycle to three Primary Schools (17 for boys and 28 for girls). The 45 poor students have been selected from the school principal and also the school committee and involved with Kamboo Project staff. The school principal is really happy and appreciates the organization as he knew very well that those students really need a bike to access the daily school. The process of delivering was gone very smoothly with full support from the District of Education, teachers, and parents. Monitoring and evaluation are embedded in program delivery. Monthly reports over the next six months will highlight how the outcome from bike delivers with school attendants. All the students who received our bike still being monitoring from the project staff and any improvements which can be made. Education is a sustainable project we believe. Education can break their poverty.
  4. Budget and Expenditure: In our initial proposal to funding. Savings were made as to the hard work negotiation skills from staff to the lowest price from the supplier. We wanted to ensure that the students received a good quality and quantity of bike, therefore, we try to survey the market with a good bike and price.

HOW WILL THIS PROJECT SOLVE THE PROBLEM?

 

The bicycles limit barriers, by making school more accessible to the most underprivileged children, they can easily attend more regularly and receive much-needed education.

 

One bicycle provides transport for up to two children to attend school, so they can obtain an education, life skills, and progress forward.  Additionally, by cycling to and from school, the children have more energy and free time to learn. The bicycle also helps female students with more safety compared to walking on their own in rural areas, and are therefore more likely to attend school.

POTENTIAL LONG-TERM IMPACT

 

The child shall benefit through socializing and learn the value of education for their future.  This leads to a stronger likelihood that secondary education will be undertaken.

 

Within the family, having one child attend promotes the likelihood of other children attending. The high illiteracy and school dropout rate will decrease and the community can develop by having educated citizens. Like this, we not only make a difference for the child but also a better future for the family/community.

 
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