Education
 Zambia
Project #10781

Distribute 100 Bicycles to Girls for Education

by World Bicycle Relief
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Summary

A bicycle in the hands of a girl student changes everything. Our bicycles for Educational Empowerment Program aims to provide 100 bicycles to students (70% girls), teachers and educational workers in rural Africa. Students with bikes arrive to school safe and ready to learn. Initial results from the program show grades and attendance increasing while child pregnancy and other health risks such as HIV/AIDS rates are decreasing.
$14,700.00
total goal
$7,849.00
remaining
55
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

The Bicycles for Educational Empowerment Program (BEEP) is an innovative program that is providing approximately 100 bicycles to school children, teachers and school volunteers in rural Zambia. Bicycles empower students by providing safe and reliable transportation to school which aids in the successful completion of their secondary education and is a catalyst for better health and economic outcomes.

Solution

Through the distribution of these bicycles to the neediest and most vulnerable populations, the program hopes to achieve the following outcomes: increased student attendance; improved safety and security of students traveling to school; improved student and teacher performance; and improved livelihoods (i.e. household income and ability to meet financial obligations).

Long-Term Impact

Early impact reporting of this program's impact include markedly improved student attendance, the return to school of girls who had dropped out, improved student test scores and reduced early pregnancies and marriages.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​worldbicyclerelief.org/​
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Organization Information

World Bicycle Relief

Location: Chicago, IL - USA
Website: https:/​/​www.worldbicyclerelief.org
Project Leader:
Michael Veitenhans
Chicago, IL United States

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