A bicycle can change the life of a student. Hear about the difference you can make by providing this simple tool.
Everyday, Sheila walks more than
--each way. Arriving late and tired, she often finds herself drifting off in class.
Time and distance have taken their toll in Sheila's community. Many of her friends have lost the ambition to stay in school.
Sheila is committed and aims to care for the sick as a nurse. “I want to prevent needless deaths,” she says. "health workers here are overworked and can’t keep up with their patients.”
For Sheila, the bicycles will mean fewer absences and more time in class. Her dream is for no student to drop out because they can't get to class. “We are committed to school.” she says “I’m positive, when bicycles are here, we are going to go far.”
Esme is a bright 15-year-old who wants to become a nurse. She believes that the biggest school-related challenges facing her and her peers are the journeys to school.
Girl students are also in danger of assaults on their safety and dignity as they walk alone.
A bicycle would make Esme’s travels both shorter and safer.
It would also help her family transport more maize to the mill, giving her family the opportunity to improve their business.
Matthias is studying math and English and loves to play soccer with his friends.
Older boys sometimes steal his possessions; perhaps that explains why he intends to become a crime-fighting soldier when he grows up.
A bicycle would give Matthias some protection on his journey while also making it possible for him to pick up goods for his family at the market.