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 Children  Nepal Project #32931

Support 24 Nepali Children To Learn To Ride a Bike

A microproject by Freedom to Learn Vetted since 2017 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
Support 24 Nepali Children To Learn To Ride a Bike
Support 24 Nepali Children To Learn To Ride a Bike
Support 24 Nepali Children To Learn To Ride a Bike
Support 24 Nepali Children To Learn To Ride a Bike
Support 24 Nepali Children To Learn To Ride a Bike
Support 24 Nepali Children To Learn To Ride a Bike
Support 24 Nepali Children To Learn To Ride a Bike
Support 24 Nepali Children To Learn To Ride a Bike

Summary

In celebration of "National Ride Your Bike to School Day" your donations will enable us to teach 24 more children at Kushadevi School to ride a bike! In rural Nepal, children from marginalised communities do not readily have access to transport of any kind. Our Ride for Life programme includes a bike lending scheme, learning mechanics workshops, riding skills and road safety workshops. The bikes are also used for topic based learning and new inventions for our budding entrepreneurs!

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Challenge

Growing up in Nepal can be very challenging both at home and at school. Home life is often turbulent, with 82% of our students experiencing domestic abuse, 94% work up to 6 hours each day outside of school, sometimes in hazardous child labour. Some live or work nearly 4 hours walk away from school. It is not a surprise therefore that regular attendance is sometimes as low as 42%. In some areas of rural Nepal we have learned that Bicycles can make a massive impact supporting children into school.

Solution

Learning to ride a bike increases the social standing of children in rural communities, especially those from marginalised ethnic groups. Children learn to safely ride in our workshops, and then loan a bike to use to get to school every day. For 132 young riders, this has now halved journey times to school and contributed to attendance rising by 23% in 2016. Parents show increased interest in education, actively encouraging children into school, a first at Kushadevi. These wheels change lives.

Long-Term Impact

Our previous similar projects show we can achieve magnificent results with our holistic approach, including Ride for Life: School attendance registers show an increase in Primary age attendance; on average up by 23.2% from 2014 to 2016, The girls drop-out rate has decreased from an average of 21.7% for over 12s, to 9% in 2016. 92% of students state that they feel more confident since participating in our project work and that they have improved access to education and increased self-esteem.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization Information

Freedom to Learn

Location: Milford-on-Sea, Hamsphire - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.freedomtolearn.org.uk
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Twitter: @ftluk
Project Leader:
Joey Owen
Milford-on-Sea, Hamsphire United Kingdom

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