This project shall support children (ages 6-12) attending primary school at the rural area who currently struggle to attend due to distance from the school. We will deliver bikes to local children in a remote area of Siem Reap province, so they can attend school daily. Our target is to provide over 100 bikes to the most underprivileged students. They will be selected through discussions with the school director and the parents, and we will actively monitor attendance, to ensure effectiveness.
Rural poor children in Siem Reap province are unable to attend school regularly or at all, due to the distance and the climate (strong sun or heavy rain). The parents are also unable to take them. So they stay at home, and do not receive an education. The lack of education will keep them stuck in poverty.
The bicycles limit barriers by making school more accessible to the most underprivileged children to easily attend school more regularly. One bicycle provides transport for up to two children to attend school, so they can obtain an education, life skills and progress forward. Additionally, by cycling to and from school, the children have more energy and free time to learn. The bicycle also helps female students with more safety compared to walking on their own in rural areas.
The child shall benefit through socializing and learn the value of an education for their future. This leads to stronger likelihood that secondary education will be undertaken. Within the family, having one child attend promotes the likelihood of other children attending. The high illiteracy and school drop-out rate will decrease and the community can develop by having educated citizens. Like this, we not only make a difference for the child but also a better future for the family / community.