As detailed in this recent news article , girls in Tanzania are traveling far through an exciting partnership between Spoke Folk, led by Richard Goodman in Dunkirk, New York, and Hope Revival Children’s Organization led by Stephen Marwa in Musoma, Tanzania.
To date, 50 bicycles have been given to local girls as a way to transport them safely to school, with the goal of improving outcomes in a region where few girls have access to secondary education. The girls are also learning repair skills toward the goal of building a self-sustaining business that can expand access to bicycles along with education and economic opportunities. The project has been a huge success and there is great interest in further developing the model. Sixteen of the participants, all orphans with no family support, have successfully completed their schooling and have been accepted into Secondary School, Form 1. The local leadership has agreed to cover the cost of text books and learning materials for the girls.
But additional costs for tuition, uniforms and desks must also be covered. School starts this month and we are eager to help these girls continue on their journeys.
Please consider making a donation of any size. As the community bicycle project continues to evolve, we hope to build in revenue generation mechanisms to support future scholarship and growth opportunities. This will allow girls and women to pursue their dreams and create new spaces for growth and innovation.
Thank you! – Mara