Many thanks to the Rotary Club of Aurora, Ontario, Canada, for their donation that will supply 43 bicycles for impoverished rural children in Koas Krala district, Battambang province, Cambodia.
To date, Rotary Wheels for Learning has provided 155 bicycles to children in Takeo and Battambang provinces.
In our past two Battambang province distributions, the majority of the bicycles were given to children from landmine-affected families. Landmine survivors and their families live below the poverty level in the rural areas, as most are unable to support their families. The source of income for most of the rural population is derived from rice farming, which most landmine survivors are unable to do.
Rice farming is intensive, physical labor involving hours out in the rice paddy fields hand- cultivating and harvesting the rice. Both hands are required, and the body is constantly bending and stooping as the rice is harvested - a taxing job even for the fittest of people.
Rotary Wheels for Learning is planning their next distribution of bicycles for February 2011.
Only 8 more sponsors are needed to reach our goal of 70 bicycles to complete our Phase Three target.
Help us reach our target with your donation. Your donation of $50 will provide a rural child with a sturdy bicycle equipped with basket, carrier, generator-powered lamp, lock and key.
Donors will receive photo-documentation of their sponsored child with their bicycle.
Canadian donations will receive a tax receipt from the Rotary Club of Gravenhurst.
You can make your $50 (or more) donation by using the secure PayPal link at the top of this page.
Donations by cheque are made payable to:
‘The Rotary Club of Gravenhurst’
In memo field:
‘Rotary Wheels for Learning’
Rotary Club of Gravenhurst,
Gravenhurst, ON, Canada
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