Cycle to School

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The Cycle to School project is an educational empowerment program at community level addressing student retention, attendance and performance outcomes.

Children without a bicycle walking long distances to school face many challenges including increased tardiness, exhaustion and safety risks . Some students live kilometer away from school and therefore have to start walking early in the morning when it is still dark and arrive home in the evening in the dark again. The adolescent girls, in particular, are at risk for rape and for complete withdrawal from the educational system. In addition, research shows that education is an essential element to end the cycle of disease (like HIV) and poverty.

While the scope of the problem is broad, one strategy to increase student attendance, enrollment and retention is safe, reliable transportation to school. The Cycle to School project is a cost effective way to improve educational outcomes for adolescent girls and students in need. In this project, FABIO ensures beneficiaries living far from school are selected based on low attendance, punctuality, vulnerability, age and gender. The project makes sure that selected students sign and own contracts, which state the bicycle becomes his/her property which is primarily used and maintained for accessing education. After successful sensitization about cycle to school, the student has an elementary capacity in bicycle maintenance. The program’s success is measured through routine bicycle usage, change in student attendance for girls and boys, change in average time to travel to school and change in academic performance at the end of each term.

About us:

We are FABIO - the First African Bicycle Information Organisation, located in Jinja, Uganda. As an NGO centered around bicycles, we want to provide affordable and sustainable mobility and through that achieve a social transformation. Cycle to School is one of our many social projects and was first initiated at FABIO almost 20 years ago.

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currently volunteering at FABIO in Jinja, Uganda

currently volunteering at FABIO in Jinja, Uganda

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