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Cycle for Education campaign

Salma Kilio Dhliwayo
Posted February 20, 2019 from Zimbabwe
Expired on April 20, 2019
Cycle for Education campaign
Equip, Educate, Empower, Build!

Walking long distances to and from school is an experience I know too well. Most students wake up at the crack of dawn to track for 20 kilometers or more to school, which is normal in Zimbabwe's poorest rural communities. Children as young as 5 years old have to walk to ECD centers more than 5 kilometers away. Getting to school exhausted and late with an expectation to learn at the same pace and aptitude as the students staying near the school. Cycle for education campaign is dedicated to solving the challenge of long distances that cause children to dropout of school. It is aimed at achieving the following in Zimbabwe:

1) Reduce school dropouts in Secondary schools.
2) Improve attendance, giving students more learning time.
3) Improve performance of students at school as a result of getting more learning time.
4) Improve access to education.
Together let’s contribute and solve this challenge of distance that riddles poor rural communities.

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To donate, share and support follow the link below:

https://www.gofundme.com/cycle-for-education

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Salma Kilio Dhliwayo
Feb 20, 2019
Feb 20, 2019

Although there are organisations out there that have come through to assist some students with bicycles, the challenge still remains because the majority of the marginalized children that do not get selected fall through current existing safety nets in these rural communities. What happens then? Do they not deserve support? They still walk the long distances, still dream like the rest but stuck with an ill fate of being too poor to afford a solution or too unlucky to get picked for a particular safety net. These children still deserve an equal opportunity to access education facilities, to stay in school and get an education.

Jill Langhus
Feb 20, 2019
Feb 20, 2019

Hi Salma,

What a great idea and initiative:-) Please keep us posted on how your fundraiser goes and how it impacts the lives of students. I would love to see an update in the future. Thanks for sharing.

Salma Kilio Dhliwayo
Feb 20, 2019
Feb 20, 2019

Thank you for the support. Will surely do so.

Jill Langhus
Feb 20, 2019
Feb 20, 2019

You're welcome:-) Looking forward to it!

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Aug 24, 2019
Aug 24, 2019

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2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
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