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A strong wheel for education

A project from Rotary Club Trier-Hochwald Gemeindienst e.V.
in Trier, Germany

To empower students in rural Sub-Saharan Africa to overcome obstacles in everyday life and to reduce the distance to education.

Raphael Zingen
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About this project

To empower students in rural Sub-Saharan Africa to overcome obstacles in everyday life and to reduce the distance to education. This is the goal of the Rotary Club of Trier-Hochwald, which, together with the international relief organization World Bicycle Relief, will provide a school in Africa with robust bicycles. 

According to the World Bank, education is one of the most effective tools for fighting poverty and improving gender equality, health, peace, and stability. In many rural development regions, however, many children are denied access to education because the distances to school are simply too great. The Rotary Club of Trier-Hochwald's project gives bicycles to students and teachers. They provide access to education, reduce the time spent travelling to school and have been shown to improve learning outcomes in the long term. With a total donation target of 25,000 euros, a specific school is to be equipped with simple but extremely robust and load-bearing bicycles specially designed for use in rural development regions. The bicycles will be assembled on site by World Bicycle Relief employees* and maintained and repaired by specially trained mechanics*. In addition, a transparent evaluation of the project will be carried out to measure the impact of the bicycles on education. 

20,000 euros have already been successfully collected. On the final spurt for the last 5,000 Euros we need your support. Please help us until 30 June 2020 to enable pupils in rural Africa to get to school.