Most people see a bicycle as a fun day out. For students at Minmahaw, bicycles mean so much more.
For ten years, Minmahaw School has opened the doors to further education for disadvantaged Myanmar students who have a proven background of high potential and motivation. These students are between 17 and 23 years old and may arrive from refugee camps, displaced migrant labouring families, or from inside Myanmar. All students are disadvantaged educationally, economically and/or socially, and represent the diverse ethnicities of Myanmar.
This year, Minmahaw School will have 40 students. It currently has 10 functioning bicycles. This means that not all students can be a part of important school activities like teaching practicums, school picnics, community service days, etc.
One used bicycle is about 5000 THB. That's less than $150. If Minmahaw can raise enough money for at least 10 more working cycles, students will have the chance--year after year--to pedal their way to university interviews, field trips, and other learning opportunities, rather than walking or foregoing the experience altogether.
Please contribute! Any amount helps.