Tuesday, January 17, 2012

907 Bicycles Distributed by Rotary Wheels for Learning Cambodia Team 2012!

Over the past five days, our team of 19 Rotarians and Friends from the Bracebridge and Gravenhurst Rotary Clubs have prepared and distributed another 307 bicycles here in Takeo province – making our grand total so far: 907 Bicycles!

110 Bicycles Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Gravenhurst

Children's Names are Called - All Line Up to Sign their Forms and Receive Their Bikes

Teachers Assist In Lining Up the Bicycle Students at Wat Vihear Kpous Primary School

On January 14th and 15th, our team distributed 197 bicycles to needy, rural students in Prokeab village, Trapeang Thum Commune in Takeo District. This distribution took place at the Banyan Learning Tree Centre there.
Today, 110 bicycles sponsored by the Rotary Club of Gravenhurst , Ontario, District 7010, were given out to students at Wat Vihear Kpous Primary School in Bakot village, Leaybo Commune, Takeo district. Some of the bicycles given out were for students from this school who have gone on to secondary school. Secondary schools are few and far between. Once a student passes grade six, their need for a bicycle is even greater.

Boys Admire Their RWFL Bicycles

Happy to Have a Bike to Get to School!

 You Tube videos of this distribution can be seen at:

http://youtu.be/vzHMOafn4zc 907 of 1097 Rotary Wheels for Learning Bicycles Distributed in Cambodia

!http://youtu.be/CaEWOpDfPa8 Students Sign Forms Before Receiving Their Rotary Wheels for Learning Bicycles

A big thanks goes to Banyan Learning Tree local volunteers Om Chamnap, Chea Socheat and Phearom Noun for all their efforts in organizing these Takeo distributions – we could not have done it without their hours of hard work coordinatination.  

Local Volunteer Socheat Chea Helps a Girl to Sign her Form

In Takeo, our team also enjoyed some time off, which included a village market tour and cooking class and canal boat rides to visit the Angkor Borey Temple and Museum.

Tomorrow, we head by bus to Sihanoukville, Cambodia to enjoy a well-deserved beach break for three days. Then, it’s back to Phnom Penh for two final distributions.

Students are Really Proud to Show Off Their Rotary Bikes!

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