Education
 India
Project #8506

Give A Girl A Bicycle - Help Her To Go School

by Gram Vikas Trust

Summary

Each year these projects provide 150 bicycles to girls in rural coastal Gujarat so they can continue their education. Otherwise they are unable to visit the school because there is no school after 7th std in the village and they have to go nearby villages where higher standard is available which is too far away.
$50,000
total goal
$44,965
remaining
58
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

In our project area which is rural as well as drought prone areas of Bharuch district in Gujarat more than 85% of girls drop out of school after Class 5 & 7. Although school is free, there are no state transport facilities. Transport costs deter rural families from sending girls to school. These families seek a mobile solution to make education a reality for their daughters.

Solution

In order to offer girls a chance at higher education, we provide bicycles on loan basis i.e. at a 0% interest loan.

Long-Term Impact

The girls deserve the chance to go to school; only through education can they become independent and successful, and be released from poverty and repression. As ongoing projects, we try to give 300 bicycles to girls each year, allowing them to continue.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.gvtgujarat.org.in
Organisation Website

Organization Information

Gram Vikas Trust

Location: Bharuch, Gujarat - India
Website: http:/​/​www.gvtgujarat.org.in
Project Leader:
Ramesh Kasondra
Bharuch, Gujarat India

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