Send a Girl to High School with a Bicycle Gift

by Janaki Women Awareness Society (JWAS) Vetted since 2016 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
Girls with the bicycle gift
Girls with the bicycle gift

Dear Generous Donor,

With your kind support through the project loved and donated by you 'Send a Girl to High School with a Bicycle Gift' Janaki Women Awareness Society (JWAS) with the latest lot of bicycle gifting event has reached to around 200 poor high school girls in southern Nepal. Your support has contributed in achieving the major objectives of ending child marriage through increased participation of girls in schools and keeping them there until  they complete their high  school education.

Today it is my pleasure to share you the latest lot of Bicycle Gifting Ceremony held on 7th April, 2018 where 25 high School girls from Shree Ram Secondary School, Matihani-6, Mahottari have been benefited from the bicycles gifted by you. We believe your bicycle will support the girls stay in school and complete their high school education which means they are less likely to face child marriage proposal from the parents and their keen ones at home.

JWAS initiative of ending child marriage in Nepal has become possible from the donations made by you for the project. Without your support we couldn’t have reached to this number and achieved this milestone.

We heartily thank all the donors and really appreciate and value your every donation for the cause.  To acknowledge the respective donors for the bicycles we have prepared a name plate ‘Donated by: XYZ’ from your first name and set it in the bicycle’s basket before gifting the bicycles to high school girls. We’ll send you the recipient girl’s photo with the bicycle, school address and her detail to acknowledge your donation.

Below please find some photographs of latest lot of bicycle gifting ceremony.

Please feel free to contact us for more details.

 

Thank you for your generosity.

 

Bishnu K. Bhandari

Program Coordinator (Project Leader for Send a Girl to High School with a Bicycle Gift) https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/send-girls-to-higher-secondary-school-with-a-cycle-gift/

 

Contact No: 00977-41-523576/520652, what’s App: 00977-9854027765

Email: jwas@ntc.net.np

Janaki Women Awareness Society (JWAS), Saranchiyakuti,  Janakpurdham-4, Nepal (www.jwas.org.np)

Acknowledgement to the respective donors
Acknowledgement to the respective donors
Recipient girl with her mother
Recipient girl with her mother
Recipient girls with their family members
Recipient girls with their family members
Bicycle gifting ceremony & the distinguished guest
Bicycle gifting ceremony & the distinguished guest
Girls before leaving the school
Girls before leaving the school
Susmita with the bicycle gifted by you
Susmita with the bicycle gifted by you

Dear Generous Donor,

Today it is my pleasure to share you the latest progress of the project loved and donated by you 'Send a Girl to High School with a Bicycle Gift' by Janaki Women Awareness Society (https://www.jwas.org.np), Nepal.

This report covers:

A brief Story of 10th grader early married ‘Susmita’ & news of latest lot of bicycle distribution event.

Susmita is a grade 10th student of Shree Secondary School, Janakpur-14 Dhanusha, Nepal. While in grade 9, she was married at the age of 16 with Surendra from the neighboring village. As marriage gossip was ongoing in her family last year school administration and teachers including child club groups best tried to stop this child marriage but without any success. Though the legal provision of minimum age of marriage in Nepal is 20 no one came in the front to challenge it legally as both the family members were not ready and it would have been creating conflicts among the locals.  Thus one more case of child marriage took place contributing in the country’s already high child marriage rate of 39.5% (one of the highest in the South Asia Region considering 18 as the first age of marriage). Now Susmita ’s  days starts  with all the household chores in her in’ laws house where everything is new and strange for her but one more disappointing thing is that her husband Surendra is not side by her as he has gone abroad after three months of their marriage to earn the living of the family.

One of the teachers from Susmita’s School says though we could not stop the marriage at least we were able to convince Surendra and his family to let Susmita continue her study further and yes till now she is continuing her study and is one of the intelligent student of the class. She further says all girls are not fortunate like Susmita as she has seen other girls from grade 8, 9, and 10 from the school who married earlier have never joined any school thereafter. After gifting a bicycle, we spoke to Susmita who comes to the school from her new location which is more than 7 KM both way and asked her how she feels? She says she was so grateful with the bicycle gift for her long commute and wish to study further, do something on her own and support her husband and the family but still fears whether she could continue her study as many of her friends in the village have left the school after marriage.

As simple as a bicycle gift from you, we are supporting Nepali girls to continue their high school because we believe keeping girls longer in school is one of the most effective ways to prevent child marriage while at the same time providing them with the knowledge, skills and confidence to create a more promising future for them. A bicycle is not only a means of commute for long distance for them but it is a hope, an encouragement and inspiration. We hope your bicycle gift will encourage many girls in schools and equip them with confidence and courage to say NO to child marriage as it could not happen in the case of Susmita. 

With your support we have held a latest lot of bicycle distribution event on 28th  of December, 2017 where total 25 bicycles were distributed to high school girls of Kshireshwor Janata Secondary School, Kshireshwor NP-5, Dhanusha, Nepal.

We heartily thank all the donors and really appreciate and value your every donation for the cause – Increasing access of girls in high schools and ending child marriage. We keep you updated every three months of the progress made by your donation. 

Please feel free to contact us for more details.

Thank you.

Bishnu K. Bhandari

Program Coordinator (Project Leader for Send a Girl to High School with a Bicycle Gift) https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/send-girls-to-higher-secondary-school-with-a-cycle-gift/

Contact No: 00977-41-523576/520652, what’s App: 00977-9854027765

Email: jwas@ntc.net.np

Janaki Women Awareness Society (JWAS), Janakpur-4, Nepal (www.jwas.org.np)

Handing over of key in a distribution ceremony
Handing over of key in a distribution ceremony
A bicycle distribution ceremony
A bicycle distribution ceremony
Girls after receiving the bicycles
Girls after receiving the bicycles
Ready to go
Ready to go
Girls on their journey
Girls on their journey

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Increased participation of girls
Increased participation of girls

Dear Generous Donor,

Namaskar and a warm greeting from Nepal!

Today, I come to you again with a brief report of the project loved and donated by you 'Send a Girl to High School with a Bicycle Gift' https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/send-girls-to-higher-secondary-school-with-a-cycle-gift/ by Janaki Women Awareness Society (www.jwas.org.np), Nepal. Your support has contributed in moving a step forward for our journey in ending child marriage through increased participation of girls in schools and keeping them there until they complete their higher secondary education.

This time I have tried to put the mini survey findings of five schools where the bicycle distribution event has been held already by the project and the teacher's perspectives about the bicycle project there:

On our main questioner of what is the immediate impact of the bicycle gift for high school girls in the schools? – In summary we found their key responses like this:

  • Number of girls enrollment in the school has been increased
  • Girls participation in extracurricular activities in the school has been increased
  • They are coming forward - their performance in the class and pass out percentage has been increased
  • Bicycle recipient girls have rarely missed and late for schools
  • Issues of child marriage has also become a topics of discussion in their home, neighbors, community and awareness level on this in those community has been increased

Whatever the immediate impact has been, this all has become possible from the donations made by you for the project. With your generous donation we can reach to more schools and more girls who are in threat of leaving the schools and marrying earlier.

We heartily thank all the donors and really appreciate and value your every donation for the cause - Increasing access of girls in the high schools and ending child marriage.  Thank you to all the respondents of the mini survey and all those who are working whatever they can for ending child marriage in Nepal and elsewhere.

Please feel free to contact me for more details.

 

Thank you.

 

Bishnu K. Bhandari

Program Coordinator (Project Leader for Send a Girl to High School with a Bicycle Gift) https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/send-girls-to-higher-secondary-school-with-a-cycle-gift/

 

Contact No: 00977-41-523576/520652, Cell: 00977-9854027765

Email: jwas@ntc.net.np

Janaki Women Awareness Society (JWAS), Janakpur-4, Nepal (www.jwas.org.np

The recipient girls
The recipient girls
Ready to gift
Ready to gift
Back to home
Back to home
Thank you from the group
Thank you from the group
Bicycle gifting ceremony
Bicycle gifting ceremony
High School girls after receiving the bicycles
High School girls after receiving the bicycles

Dear Generous Donor,

Namaskar and a warm greeting from Nepal!

With your kind support through the project loved and donated by you 'Send a Girl to High School with a Bicycle Gift' Janaki Women Awareness Society (www.jwas.org.np) with the latest lot of bicycle distribution event has reached to 140 poor high school girls in southern Nepal. Your support has contributed in achieving the major objectives of ending child marriage through increased participation of girls in schools and keeping them there until  they complete their higher secondary education.

Today it is my pleasure to share you the voices of Khusbuda (15) and Ragini (16) from Baidhyanath Devnarayn Public Lions Higher Secondary School, Dhanusha.

When I met Khusbuda, 9th grader (was in grade 8 while she received a bicycle) and Ragini, 10th grader (was in grade 9 while she received a bicycle) in their school at 6:30am they both were dressed in Kurtha Salwar and have just arrived the school in their bicycles. They both are from Mukhiyapatti Musharniya, a neighboring village from the school and used to walk 6 KM (both way) 1.5 Hr each day before they received the bicycle for their school as they have no high school in their village.  In my question how much time does it take you to arrive the school now in the bicycle, their reply was 15 Minutes. I again asked what difference has the bicycle made for you: And their reply was something like this in the points (a) We have never missed the school there after (b) We have never been late for the school (c) We have time to participate in extracurricular actives held in the school (d) Friends, neighbors in the village, teaches at school and even parents at home treat us differently as compared before (e) We feel capable and stronger!

There after I met Social Teacher of the school Mr. Safi and enquired about Khusbuda, Ragini and other 18 high school girls who were distributed bicycle each in the Christmas of last year. He said all the girls have improved their studies while they were promoted in the upper class in a way or the other. Their participation in school activities has increased and most of all school attendance has improved significantly. He further said two girls (Not bicycle recipient) in the grade 10 in the school have already been married at the age below 16 despite the school efforts to stop married them earlier and requested  all the stakeholders cooperation to stop child marriage forever.

This all has become possible from the donations made by you for the project. With your support during the reporting period we have held two bicycle distribution events on 20 and 26 May, 2017 where total 40 bicycles were distributed to poor high school girls. 20 were distributed in Secondary (Technical & Vocational) School, Mulabari Bhiman, Dhanusha and 20 were distributed in Aadarsha National Secondary School Lalgadh, Dhanusha.   

We heartily thank all the donors and really appreciate and value your every donation for the cause - increasing access of girls in the high schools and ending child marriage.  We invite you to Nepal, the country of Mount Everest and encourage feeling closely in person the impacts made by your donation and see the smiling school girls coming to the school in the bicycle provided by you and the changes it has made in their life. We would be more than happy to coordinate and arrange your visits to the recipient school girls, schools and her family.

Please feel free to contact me for more details.

Thank you.

Bishnu K. Bhandari

Program Coordinator (Project Leader for Send a Girl to High School with a Bicycle Gift) https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/send-girls-to-higher-secondary-school-with-a-cycle-gift/

Contact No: 00977-41-523576/520652, Cell: 00977-9854027765

Email: jwas@ntc.net.np   

Janaki Women Awareness Society (JWAS), Janakpur-4, Nepal (www.jwas.org.np)

Thank you for your donations
Thank you for your donations
Shila 9th grader with her bicycle
Shila 9th grader with her bicycle
Khusbuda & Ragini
Khusbuda & Ragini
High school girl with her family
High school girl with her family
Going home after school
Going home after school
Bicycle distribution event
Bicycle distribution event

Dear Generous Donor,

Namaskar and a warm greeting from Nepal!

With your kind support through the project loved and donated by you 'Send a Girl to High School with a Bicycle Gift' Janaki Women Awareness Society (www.jwas.org.np) has reached to 100 poor high school girls in southern Nepal. They are enjoying their commute for the school every day with the bicycle provided by you.  And it is a worth watching seen at the school gate when number of school girls with bags in their backs and carrying cheerful faces enters the school at 10:00 O'clock in the morning everyday! We believe if you see and feel it from the close you will feel the difference! 

In this quarterly report, this time I have tried to share you the quick impacts of our last lot of bicycle distribution events held on 24th December, 2016 where 20 bicycles were distributed to high school girls of Baidhyanath Devnarayn Public Lions Higher Secondary School, Tulshyahi Dhanusha.

As per the school record of last three months from January 20 high school girls who got a bicycle each has significantly increased their school attendance during the period. Principal Mr. Barbie said 'girls who were comparatively weak in studies are also improving day by day. They have become rarely late for the school which was a common thing before the bicycle distribution as they commuted more than 5 KM every day for the schools. Bicycles have really helped in higher secondary education of these girls.  

One of the bicycle recipient girls Manisha, 10th grader from the school said; ''Before I got bicycle I remained absent in the school many days every month since it was far from home and I always used to get late doing household chores at home. As I was late every day my friends left me alone and I didn't feel like going to the school. But now with the bicycle things have changed.  Finishing all the household chores everyday still I get school on time. I have never been late and absent now.  Bicycle has become a great help for me.'  Her father Bhogendra said 'It was not up to me to buy a bicycle for my daughter. I work in daily wages and my earning is just enough for our living. Now while going school also she can easily help us in household chores and her mother and I can go for the work every day'

When we started this project last year we were not sure whether we'll be able to reach to the targeted number of school girls. But with the overwhelming support the project is getting from the generous donors like you and your good words to your circles, it seems we are not so far from the goal now.

We heartily thank all the donors and really appreciate and value your every donation for the cause - increasing access of girls in the high schools and ending child marriage.  We invite you to Nepal, the country of Mount Everest and encourage feeling closely in person the impacts made by your donation and see the smiling school girls coming to the school in the bicycle provided by you and the changes it has brought in their life. We would be more than happy to coordinate and arrange your visits to the recipient school girls, schools and her family.

 

 

Together with you we have done a lot – but we can do so much more! We can increase more girls in the high schools and end child marriage once and for all. 

 

Please feel free to contact me for more details.

 

Thank you.

 

Bishnu K. Bhandari

Program Coordinator (Project Leader for Send a Girl to High School with a Bicycle Gift) https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/send-girls-to-higher-secondary-school-with-a-cycle-gift/

 

Contact No: 00977-41-523576/520652, Cell: 00977-9854027765

Email: jwas@ntc.net.np,   bishnufromb@gmail.com

Janaki Women Awareness Society (JWAS), Janakpur-4, Nepal (www.jwas.org.np)

Sudhira in her family with the new bicycle
Sudhira in her family with the new bicycle
Transportation of bicycles
Transportation of bicycles
Girls final selected for bicycle distribution
Girls final selected for bicycle distribution
 

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Janaki Women Awareness Society (JWAS)

Location: Janakpur, Dhanusha - Nepal
Website: http:/​/​www.jwas.org.np
Project Leader:
Bishnu Kumar Bhandari
Program Coordinator
Janakpur, Nepal
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