A bicycle is a passport to education for girls in Vietnam like Thi. Learn more about her life and dreams.
Fifteen-year-old Thi wakes up at 5 a.m. every day.
She has to leave her house 30 minutes later to make it to class by 6:30.
Thi makes that hour-long commute to her school in the mountainous village of Khanh Son, Vietnam by bicycle.
But she’s always on time, and her teachers say she’s a great student. When there are afternoon classes, other students go home for lunch and the traditional midday rest before returning to school. With her home so far away, Thi takes her food with her in the morning and stays at the school to rest.
Thi treats going to school like something special because, for her, it is. Everyone in her family either never went to school or dropped out at an early age. She won’t continue the trend. She plans to go to high school next year—which means she’ll beat the education odds for girls like her from ethnic minority groups in Vietnam’s rural villages.
$57 buys a bike for another girl who wants to go to school like Thi.
A bicycle is a practical way to get to school safely and a clear path to a brighter future. You can help students like Thi with transport that can be transformational—give a girl a bike through the Rock-Paper-Scissors Children’s Fund.
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Featured Photo: 100 Bikes for 100 Girls by Rock Paper Scissors Children's Fund