Students in rural Cambodia often walk to schools for 1-2 hours under the hot sun or through tropical rain. That means that many students don't start school until they are old/strong enough to make the journey and many drop out of school well before graduating. Project B - Bicycles for Education, helps break the poverty cycle by making it easier for students in rural Cambodia to get to school.
Students in rural Cambodia often walk to school for 1-2 hours under the hot sun or through tropical rain. This means that they may not start school until they are older or strong enough to make the journey. Rural students are also expected to work on their family farm so the time spent travelling to and from school can be a disincentive for families as the students lose time needed for farm work. As a result, many students dropout of school well before graduating.
Project B Bicycles for Education helps break the poverty cycle by making it easier for students in rural Cambodia to get to school. By providing the students a bicycle to attend school and by obtaining support from the parents and village leaders, we are empowering and enabling students to continue their studies and remain focused on their education. An Agreement is signed all, acknowledging that they will continue to support the student to continue his/her education.
All over the world, education is a key factor in alleviating poverty - uneducated families remain trapped in the poverty cycle due to lack of opportunities to participate in the wider employment market so by providing 250 bicycles to 250 students, we are supporting students to attend school for as long as possible which provides empowerment and sustainable change, especially in the poorer rural communities we work in.