We are giving rural poor village girls bicycles to help them get to school this September 2018. These girl-children walk one or more hours to and from schools. At times, these long distances often keep them from attending regularly. This get them tired and sleeping in schools. Since they are always the target for raping, trafficking, abuses, etc, protection and safeties is another reason why bikes should be given to young girls bikes, Bicycles are the first simple answer to access education.
Long distance walk, empty stomach, harassment and abuse during walking hours are strong challenges that cause girls not to complete schooling. Lack of education facilities to access and retain in school with stricken poverty at home caused girls to drop out of school. Girls after schooling get also tired from long walk and unable to help out their families, as well as do schoolwork. A single bike can make a huge difference in terms of access to healthcare and further economic opportunity.
Funds provided will be used to purchase bikes for 100 identified girls. This project will help ensure that girls have the means to travel to and from school safely, attend school regularly, and receive the education they need and deserve. They can also use the bikes for emergency health and urgency issues for their families.
Girls with greater access to school have been shown to stay in school longer. Girls in the rural are always exposed to the dangers of being raped, battered, trafficked for sexual exploitation and forced labor. Although bikes are obviously not the answer to child trafficking, they do provide a safer way for these girls to travel versus walking.