Give a girl a bike: help her to go to school

by Mann Deshi Foundation
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Give a girl a bike: help her to go to school
Give a girl a bike: help her to go to school
Give a girl a bike: help her to go to school
Give a girl a bike: help her to go to school
Give a girl a bike: help her to go to school
Give a girl a bike: help her to go to school
Give a girl a bike: help her to go to school
Give a girl a bike: help her to go to school
Give a girl a bike: help her to go to school
Give a girl a bike: help her to go to school
Give a girl a bike: help her to go to school
Give a girl a bike: help her to go to school
Give a girl a bike: help her to go to school
Give a girl a bike: help her to go to school
Give a girl a bike: help her to go to school
Give a girl a bike: help her to go to school
Give a girl a bike: help her to go to school
Swapnali with her Bicycle
Swapnali with her Bicycle

Dear Mann Deshi Supporters,

Swapnali is a student of Panchkoshi Vidyalaya studying in 9th standard. She was born in a poor family. Her parents work as daily labours. Sometimes, even Swapnali has to go for labour work. They don’t own a land to farm by themselves neither they have a job. Hence, her parents grab every opportunity to do work of any kind. Their household expenses and children’s education is dependent on these earnings. Swapnali has two sisters who got married early due to their family conditions. So, it was not possible for her father to buy her a bicycle. That’s why Swapnali had to take 3 kms walk to reach school. Due to this time spent in daily commute, she was unable to find time for studying and ended up securing only 50% in her 7th standard.

When Swapnali was in 8th standard, she was gifted with a bicycle during Mann Deshi marketing mahotsav. As she saved much time in her commute due to the bicycle, she secured 65% in 8th. She was able to go the school on time and save time for studying. Swapnali says, "Due to easy commute by cycle, I am able to attend extra classes in school. I can return home early and give time for studying after doing the household work. There are other girls in my school who also need this kind of help. I thank my school principal for recommending my name for this bicycle. This was not possible without the support of Mann Deshi and my school.”

Thank you so much for all our Supporters !!

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bicycle is like wings for me
bicycle is like wings for me

“It is not a bicycle; it is like wings for me. Now, I can give more time for my studies, can reach school in time. I am very thankful to Mann Deshi who made it possible for a poor girl to seek education in Rayat Shikshan Sanstaha. I will try my best to fulfill the expectations of everyone”- Says Aishwairya

I, Aishwarya begin with the thought of great author V.S.Khandekar- “Human mind can’t be tied with the chains of the past tightly. It is blessed with the blessings of future like the wings of eagle. I have also seen a dream.”

I live with my parents and brother. My father was a farm laborer and the economical condition of the family was poor. My mother was doing her best to save money for our education. But as it was drought in our area, the family earning was so little to live. The condition became more severe as my father fell sick. All the savings of the family was spent on his treatment but in vain. We lost him.

It was a big loss for us. I go to school by foot. The distance is 4 Kms. My mother wishes and dreams that both her children would seek good education and become self reliant. Either of my parents was interested in education but poverty diverted them from it. Now, I have decided to fulfill their dream. My brother also studies.  We both go to work on holiday.

I like reading and always wins first prize in speech competition. My Headmaster helped me by selecting me for ‘Free Bicycle for Girl Students Initiative’ of Mann Deshi Foundation.

“It is not a bicycle; it is like wings for me. Now, I can give more time for my studies, can reach school in time. I am very thankful to Mann Deshi who made it possible for a poor girl to seek education in Rayat Shikshan Sanstaha. I will try my best to fulfill the expectations of everyone”- Says Aishwairya

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Mann Deshi supported Bicycle Girls
Mann Deshi supported Bicycle Girls

Dear Mann Deshi Supporters,

Thanks for giving me WINGS to fly in the sky...says Bhagyashri..

Bhagyashri is studying in 8th standard. She belongs to a very poor family. Her family doesn’t have any farm. Her parents are mere laborer and whatever they were earning on weekly wages was the family’s only income source. Though this family was poor, they were contented. But as it is said ‘Man proposes and God disposes’. Suffering from a disease, one day her father died. It was a big loss for her family. Her mother has to recover for the future of family. So she started to work on wages on farm. But she could get only Rs. 2000 per month. When it’s a holiday, whole family goes with mother for work.

Bhagyashri's mother says, she wishes her children would seek good education in order to be self reliant in life. Bhagyashri's sister and brother are in 10th std. To reach school, they all have to go by foot, daily 3-4 Kms.

“Mann Deshi selected me for their ‘Free Bicycle for Girl Students Initiative’ and I received a bicycle. It helped me to reach school in time and saved much of my daily time. Now I could give more time for my study. I want to become an engineer and to achieve this goal, I have started the journey. Mann Deshi helped to fulfill the dream of my mother. Thanks to Mann Deshi Foundation & its supporters for giving me wings to fly in the sky.”-says Bhagyashri

 

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bicycle beneficiary of Mann Deshi
bicycle beneficiary of Mann Deshi

Dear Mann Deshi Supporters,

Shubhangi wants to be a Class One officer in the future. .

Shubhangi just gave her SSC examination. She is living in Hingani with her mother and two elder brothers. Her mother is labour. Her Family is poor. Shubangi was a student of New English School. Her school was far from her house. Every day she has to walk 3.5 km to go to school. It was very hectic for her to walk such a long distance every day. It has takes more than hour to Reached School.

10 months ago Shubhangi received Bicycle from Maan Deshi Foundation. That moment was very special to Shubhangi. After receiving bicycle she always reaches her school in time and it takes only 15 min to reach school. Because of that she was able to save her time and energy. She used that time for studies and to do household works.

Shubhangi said "Am very possessive about my cycle. I do not allow anyone else to ride my cycle".

Shubhangi wants to be a Class One officer in the future. .

Thank you so much for Global Giving Supporters !

Vanita Shinde

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My Best Friend is a Cycle
My Best Friend is a Cycle

"Cycle is my best friend so I take a good care of my best friend", says Sunita

Sunita (aged 16) lives with her father, mother and 2 elder brothers in Mhaswad, Maharashtra. Both of her parents are farmers and support Sunita’s eduation but the jounrey has been a difficult one. It used to take Sunita 40 minutes to get to school so she would get there late and come home late—a very exhausting process that affected her studies.

After receiving a bicycle from Mann Deshi, Sunita is able to reach school within 15-20 min by cycling, thereby saving time by almost 30 min. Because of that she able to studied more for her 10th grade exams and is achieve 90%.

She wants to be a police officer and serve the nation; and for that regular exercise is must. However cycling is one of the best forms of exercising. Sunita said "Cycle is my best friend so I take a good care of my best friend"

Thanks to Global Giving as this all possible because of Global Giving Supporters.

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Location: Mhaswad, Maharashtra - India
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