This project plans to support a bicycle each for higher secondary education of 500 poor girls (6-12 std.) in southern Nepal where they are forced to walk at least 5-12 KM for nearest higher secondary school. A bicycle in hand, a girl is more secure on the way, regular in school, saves time & energy for better performance that help feel the gap of pass out percentage between boys and girls. Her continuous engagement in school means less chances of her being victims of child marriage at home.
This project educates 500 girls from poor and marginalized group to have higher secondary degree in school. Voices of girls in the typical male-dominated Nepali family are rarely heard and valued. A higher secondary level educated girl is matured & confident enough to decide about her carriers, marriage & her role in the house & the society. She can influence the family decision and even convince her parents what is best for her. Once a girl is educated & empowered rest she will do all alone.
For more information about this project please visit: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/send-girls-to-higher-secondary-school-with-a-cycle-gift/