At World Bicycle Relief, we dream of a world where every child has access to a life-changing education. With an education, a child is far more likely to become an adult with higher skilled, better paid, and more secure employment. Educated children have a greater chance of reaching their potential.
Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1141613)
"ONLY SOMEONE WHO LOVES YOU CAN GIVE YOU SUCH A GIFT BEFORE YOU HAVE EVEN MET."
Of the 59 million primary-school-aged children around the world who are not in school, more than half live in sub-Saharan Africa (UNICEF). In Malawi, where the average journey to school is 3 to 10 km, 57% of students do not complete primary education (World Vision Malawi). The situation is particularly acute for girls. Only 2 out of 35 countries in sub-Saharan Africa educate girls and boys in equal numbers.
The biggest barrier to education for those living in rural developing countries may be the distance to get to school. With a bicycle, children’s commute time can be reduced by up to 75%. IN THE SHORT TERM, bicycles help children attend school regularly and arrive better rested. IN THE LONG TERM, bicycles help children complete their education, preparing them for better jobs and reducing the likelihood of extreme poverty.
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