Official bike delivery at St. Lawrence UP School
Kochi, 29 October 2008. Brief report:
Thank in great part to Global Giving donations, 100 new bicycles were just distributed at 5 selected schools to poor students (boys and girls) who live in isolated areas or hamlets and do not have any conveyance facility to reach their schools and attend classes.
The distribution was made as follows:
1. St. Joseph’s High School, Chullickal, Kochi -->16 bikes (photo enclosed).
2. Santhacruz H.S. Fort Kochi -->18 bikes
3. St. Louis H.S. Mundenvely, Kochi --> 20 bikes
4. St. George UP school, Pazhangad, Kochi --> 26 bikes (photo of happy boys and girls enclosed)
5. St. Lawrence UP school, Edakochi --> 20 bikes (photo enclosed).
Bicycles were distributed in the presence of the local manager of the school, head of the institution, PTA President, Panchayath/Corporation ward member and students of the school during the School Assembly.
The corporate Education Agency of Kochi/Cochin earnestly thanks, all GlobalGiving and other donors, as well as the members of Mary Mother of Peace-Medjugorje Charity and the Managing trustee of their local partner in India Jeevana Samridhi (Life in abundance) of Jesus Youth non-profit Mr. Berly Earnest and the project coordinator Mr. Mathew Sebastian and Professor Edward Edezhath (a member of the Advisory Board of Mary Mother of Peace-MC) for the timely help rendered to the poor students of the Region and Diocese of Kochi/Cochin this 2008 school year.
Each poor family of a beneficiary student participated 10 dollars to ensure their boy or girl get a bike to go to school. You can see the attached photos where the students are expressing their happiness. We are all thanking God along with the poor students to all those who generously contributed so far to this great project. R. Thomas Parathara, General Manager.
Bike official delivery At St Joseph High School
Happy boys and girls at school with their new bikes