Students of poor coastal areas of Kerala, India, need to go to school in remote villages. Areas are steeped in poverty and at the mercy of repeated sea erosion . School is too far from villages to walk each day barefoot with heavy bags of books, making school attendance difficult to the point of jeopardizing students’ future. Bicycles will have a strong impact by helping poor boys and girls go to school regularly. Students will own their bike after completing school.
Buying and distributing 300 bicycles: 150 Herald Thriller bikes for boys; 150 Lady Bird bikes for girls. Students contribute Rs500 each (US$12). Project will ensure qualitative changes in people’s life and enhance village integrated development.
By helping 300 poor students (50% boys; 50% girls) finish high school and own a bicycle after graduation, the project will provide access to basic education to all the poor students in the selected area and village.