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

Dear Mann Deshi Donor’s,

With all your support +5000 girls have been able to get the bicycle.  Bicycle has helped them to be in the
school.  In rural India many girls drop out from school just because of lack of transportation.  These girls aspire to go for higher education.

Case Study:   Sheetal from small village called Pingali, studying in standard 9th. I walk 5 km from my house to school and this consume lot of time in travelling, due to this I get very less time to do myself study and to play with my friends. One fine day during our school hours a notice came to our classroom that Mann Deshi foundation is visiting our school and they want to help students by distributing free bicycle, who stay far away from school and finds it difficult to attend classes just because of long distance. I really felt nice by listening this and my faith on god doubled. My teacher announced my name and it was like dream come true for me every one congratulated me.

I thanked god for his help and promised him that I will study hard and fulfill my parents dream.

Your donation can help them to get them bicycle to go to school. This can be your Christmas Gift. 

We’ve simplified the donation procedure, allowing supporters to donate by clicking on this url http://globalgiving.org/projects/girls-education-through-bicycles-in-india. What better way to celebrate Christmas than by sharing what you have with neighbors who are in need of assistance to meet their basic needs? Your
generosity will have a positive impact on people who are in need, as well as the larger community. Every gift matters. Please, won’t you decide to make a difference today?


Regards,
Mann Deshi Foundation

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Sheetal with her bicycle
Sheetal with her bicycle

Dear Mann Deshi Supporters,

Thank you for your continued support of the Bicycle Project.

I am Sheetal from small village called Pingali, studying in standard 9th. My father does farming but from last 3 yrs as there is no rainfall in our district he has to depend on other source to earn our livelihood and educate us. Our parents work hard for our education as it is their dream to see us working with good organization at good position in near future.

I  walk 5 km from my house to school and this consume lot of time in travelling, due to this I get very less time to do myself study and to play with my friends.

One fine day during our school hours a notice came to our classroom that Mann Deshi foundation is visiting
our school and they want to help students by distributing free bicycle,  who stay far away from school and finds its
difficult to attend classes just because of long distance. I really felt nice by listening this and my faith on god doubled. My teacher announced my name and it was like dream come true for me every congratulated me.

I thanked god for his help and promised him that I will study hard and fulfill my parents dream.

On 8th March, 2013 I got my bicycle.

I am really very much thankful of Mann Deshi Foundation. My father is also very happy and would like
to thanks Mann Deshi Foundation from bottom of his heart for helping him in educating his daughter.

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Poonam with her bicycle
Poonam with her bicycle

Dear Mann Deshi Supporters,

Thank you for your continued support of the Bicycle Project.

Poonam resides in small village called Dhaiwadi in Mann District. Agriculture is the main occupation of the people and as we know agriculture majorly depends on rain, but Mann district being drought
prone area from last three years there is no drop of water. Due to this it is very difficult for the people to meet their day to day expenses plus to educate their childrens.

Poonam is very brilliant student of her school, but her school is 5km away from her house and because of
this it is very difficult for her to reach school on time, many times she missed her scholarship class also. She cannot even demand cycle from her parents as their source of income is from farming which is a hard job in the drought prone area of Maharashtra.

One day Mann Deshi Foundation’s member visited her school to announces free distribution of cycle to the student. When she got this news she was very happy and thanks god for fulfilling her wish.

On 8th March  Mann Deshi Foundation distributed cycles in their school.

She says : now I am very happy as I reach school on time and don’t miss any of my lectures.

 I and my family would like to thanks Mann Deshi Fundation from bottom of our heart.

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Rupali with her bike
Rupali with her bike

Dear Mann Deshi Supporters,

Rupali lives in Awarvadi village which is a drought prone area and since last three years there is no drop of water.  Her father is a goat and sheep rearer.   Her village was hurt by drought so her parents have to move to another village for 7 to 8 months. Rupali has two brothers and she stays at her home with her brothers.  Her big brother is in 10th and younger one is in 5th std.  As both mother and father are migrated full responsibility fall on Rupali.  She cooks for her brothers & then goes to the school.  Because of scarcity of money, her brother also goes to cut the wood.  After finishing this work they go to the school.  School is 4m away from home; it takes more than one hour to walk.  Though this is the age of playing-jumping this children’s are working so hard to help their family.

Rupali has to walk 4 kms to her school. She is currently in 6th standard. Mann Deshi has donated bicycle to Rupali and now she can continue her studies.  She owns a Mann Deshi bicycle, and now saves hours every school day in travel time; time which she spends focusing on her studies.

The bighearted donation by Mann Deshi partners enables young girls like Rupali to overcome the challenges & fulfill their dreams. 

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100 Bicycles donated on 8th March
100 Bicycles donated on 8th March

Dear Mann Deshi Supporters,

On 8th March, 2013, Mann Deshi celebrated Women's Day by inaugurating the "Freedom Ride" program which aims to empower school girls by providing them bicycles for their transportation to school. On this occassion,  100 bicycles were distributed to girls, with a bicycle rally from Satara flagging off the program. The dropping out of girls from schools due to difficult and expensive transportation is quite common. Mann Deshi continues to make strides in its goal of women's development by encouraging education of young girls.

Monika from Kasarwadi in Mhaswad is an inspiring story. This girl was handicapped at birth and hr polio affliction prevents her from being able to walk to her school, which is 3 kms away. Her father is a farmer and her mother, a housewife in a family of six, which includes a brother and two sisters. Monika, however, is extremely intelligent and always scores 90% or more in her school. " I am a good speaker apart from being good at academics and my parents dream that I will be an engineer someday", says Monika, who is also very talented at volleyball. Her problem, therefore, lay in the difficulty of walking to school. Although her parents had operated on her legs when she was in 3rd grade which enables her to stand properly, walking to school was difficult and time-consuming. 

With the help of Mann Deshi, girls like Monika have no reason to be left behind! She explains, " I am very grateful to Mann Deshi for giving me a bicycle to go to school daily. I have always ranked 1st in my class and received award for playing volleyball. I wish to pursue both my dream of becoming an engineer and playing at the national level. My bicycle has become my legs and I can go anywhere I wish, faster and easier. It will surely make my journey to my dreams easier". 

Your generous donation will enable young girls like Monika to fulfill their ambitions and help them in their quest for a better life. 

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Location: Mhaswad, Maharashtra - India
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Chetna Sinha
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