We provide 33 girls in need of critical support with a Bicycle enabling those girls to engage with an education in a consistent way. The program sourced the required 33 Bicycles and over the last 2 months has completed the delivery of the 33 Bicycles and Bicycle Safety and Security Equipments to provide this important support to these girls from the poorest communities in the South of Cambodia get to school and begin peddling their way out of poverty to an education and a better life!
The Helpcode Project Team worked closely with School Directors, Village Leaders and Community Women’s Groups to identify recipient female students of a Bicycle base don the national Poverty ID scale and in line with community and school representative agreement. These 33 girls were identified from 40 villages in the provinces of Sihanoukville and Kampot.
A very happy beneficiary said:
“I was very happy to get a Bike. Before I had a Bike I couldn’t go to school every day, the walk is long way and takes long time. I have also time now to help my family at home. I share this bike with my younger sister so she can go to school too. The bike works very well. We go to school every day because we have a bike”.
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Helping Girls Get to School in Cambodia by bicycle
By Alessandro Guarino | Project leader
Many girls in Bunrany Khors Slar Primary School face with having difficulty to go to school every day. Their families could not effort to buy bicycles for them to ride to school. In average, girls walk 5 to 10 km from home to school and from school to home with their friends. And they spent 40 to 60min to reach school and back home daily.
The Helpcode Cambodia Pink Bicycle Activity identified a further 6 girls in need of critical support in the way of a Bicycle to be able to engage with an education in a consistent way. The program has sourced a further 6 Bicycles and to date has completed the delivery of the 6 Bicycles and Bicycle Safety and Security Equipment to support girls from the poorest communities in the South of Cambodia get to school and begin peddling their way out of poverty to an education and a better life!
The Helpcode Project Team have worked closely with School Directors, Village Leaders and Community Women’s Groups to identify recipient female students of a Bicycle based on the national Poverty ID scale and in line with community and school representative agreement. Six girls most in need were identified from 3 villages in the provinces of Sihanoukville, Kampot, Kandal and the informal settlements on the outskirts of Phnom Penh to receive a Bicycle and Bicycle safety and security equipment.
The Team successfully worked in partnership with School Directors, Village Leaders and Community Women’s Groups to complete due diligence requirements outlining commitment and agreement to duty of care and ownership of the Bicycle and Bicycle safety and security equipment. All applicable documents were drafted and have been duly signed by identified recipient’s family members on the receipt of each Bicycle at each Pink Bicycle Distribution Ceremony.
All 6 of these girls are now on their way to the best chance of an equal opportunity to a quality education. All the girls and their families were very happy to receive their Bicycles and very grateful to have this support. This support will assist the girls who have received a Bicycle so far continue to get to school and engage with an education and importantly be able to do this safely every day.
The 6 girls are from low-income families and those bicycles will be useful in both studies and daily lives. Girl’s parents now less relieve their worries because their child spend less times to go to school and be back home early to help house-works and look after their siblings. School Director believed that the bikes will change his student lives. On behalf of his students, he thanked the donation from you through GlobalGiving.
Helpcode's 'Pink Bicycle' project continues with the aim of encouraging regular school attendance through the delivery of bicycles to female students from families in a vulnerable situation.
The distance between home and school and the condition of the roads, often difficult to walk - particularly in the monsoon season - is one of the many reasons for irregular attendance and dropping out of school.
The 'Pink Bicycle' project was created to help curb school drop-out and enable girls to go to school every day, thus giving them the chance to receive an education and build a more stable future. Over the past year, Helpcode in Cambodia has provided 200 bicycles to be given to girls from families in extremely vulnerable circumstances, selected together with school headmasters and leaders from 40 villages in the provinces of Sihanoukville, Kampot, Kandal and the outskirts of Phnom Penh. The Helpcode Cambodia “Pink Bicycle” Project will continue the important work under this initiative with your support. Thank you very much for your support!
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