Thea, the general manager of a boutique hotel group in Siem Reap, is a role model for corporate social ownership! When he heard about B4L, he generously extended food and beverage support for over 400 people at the Bike for Life
78 years old Lourdes from Hong Kong has been running her business for over 40 years. When she heard about B4L, she not only produced materials for the Ceremony below cost but also donated clothes for the local people in need. Her love
Chory loves to study and is excited about Bike for Life project, so she championed ‘Khmer helping Khmer’ campaign to support B4L. She led a group of friends aged 6-14 years and went around the village to educate people about Bike for Life
Getting ready to gift bikes on November 6!
93 more children would be attending school regularly from this new term.
Action! Vic is heading over to Siem Reap to organise Bike for Life Ceremony for November 6, 2017.
On November 6, Bike for Life will be empowering 93 children in the rural area of Siem Reap, Cambodia.
A shout out to 100s of passionate individuals for their contribution to making a sustainable impact by enabling children with bikes to consistently attend school. This will address a big issue with them dropping out of school due to long commute.
Want to join us IN PERSON for the gifting of bikes? PM contact@peoplestories now!
Bike for Life is fully funded and ready to go!
Thank you for your generous contribution, we have raised AU$8,249 in 6 weeks.
Bike for Life is making a sustainable impact in the rural community of Siem Reap, Cambodia. Keeping children in school is one way to help break their cycle of poverty. These bikes will provide mobility, consistent access to school and create new opportunities for the children through education.
A shout out to 100s of passionate individuals for following PeopleStories and funding us to deliver the 93 bikes to this school.
Bike for school, bike for life!
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A big thank you to the contributors, we are so far 94% funded for "Bike for Life". You now have 7 days to make a tangible, sustainable contribution to humanity.
Do you want to help children in rural Siem Reap go to school? Do you want to help break the cycle of poverty they are trapped in? You can make dreams come true.
My sincere thanks to your donation to Bike for Life! With your wonderful support, we have received $1,955 so far and it has only been 3 days!
Having said that, there is still a fair way to go before reaching our goal! We need to have sufficient funds to purchase the 93 bikes for those disadvantaged children in the rural area of Cambodia!
As Albert Esinstein said, "Persistence is the most powerful force on earth, it can move mountains." I am fully committed to this wonderful act of love and compassion and I hope to share this awesome journey with YOU!
During my recent volunteering experiences, I have personally encountered some of the poorest families in Siem Reap. Some of them struggle to put food on the table, let alone supporting their children for education.
Access to and completion of school remains a dilemma. Poverty channels many children away from school, with some children as young as 12 years old having to enter the labour market.
During my support to some of the local schools in Siem Reap, I met Sayon who is a Primary School Principle. Sayon has been serving a school in the rural area for more than 30 years. The school offers a 6-level education to the 395 students from the 3 nearby villages. Sayon said, “Students mostly come from poor families in the near by villages and some could not afford to have bikes for commuting. Hence the lack of attendance at times. My dream is to provide them with bikes, so that they can come to school every day and be educated.”
I have personally seen many of them walking to school around 6am for 30mins or more and returning home under the hot sun in midday. Sadly, some don’t even have any shoes! My heart goes out to everyone of them!
As part of PeopleStories, Bike For Life is to help Sayon's dream become reality. With your help, we will provide these disadvantaged children with bikes so that they can attend school and be home safe every day. These bikes will not only give them mobility, but change their lives as they become more educated.
Read about Sayon's story here.
Help us give bikes to disadvantaged children who travel long distance to school in rural area of Siem Reap.