Baclayon National High School in Baclayon, Bohol
Pagnitoan National High School in Maribojoc, Bohol
Maribojoc, Bohol -- After the program was delayed by the double setbacks of the magnitude-7.2 earthquake and Typhoon Haiyan, the student beneficiaries of Pagnitoan National High School (PNHS) were finally able to take their loaned bikes home.
The students completed 8 days of training with the help of BfP volunteers Allan Bastasa and Carlton Styron. As the final step, the students were accompanied home and then accompanied to school the next day to make sure they were ready. They were also given t-shirts donated by Bikes for the World.
It used to take 3 hours for these students to walk to school. Now it takes only 1 hour. After this first batch of beneficiaries, more students from PNHS are waiting for their turn to train.
Regional Lead School for the Arts in Angono, Rizal
Angono, Rizal -- At the Regional Lead School for the Arts in Angono, our beneficiaries are 13 former out-of-school youth. Most of them are over-age for mainstream public school and are now specialising in visual arts instead.
These kids are from low-income households, and most of them are either sole bread winners or helping to augment the income of the family. Despite the difficulty in coming to school, they made a major decision to resume their education.
These bicycles will help them save on jeepney or tricycle fare to school. They could make better use of their time - getting part-time jobs instead of walking or queueing for a ride, or helping their parents at home.