Investment in the future

Education

Accessing education is essential to raising economic and societal standing. Girls who complete their secondary education are six times less likely to be married as children. Even just completing one’s primary education has enormous benefits.

Accessing education is essential to raising economic and societal standing. Girls who complete their secondary education are six times less likely to be married as children. Even just completing one’s primary education has enormous benefits.

Access to Opportunity

Improving Educational Outcomes

In rural developing countries, the biggest barrier to education is often the physical act of getting to school. Tasked with many more domestic chores than boys, girls fall behind because of the cultural obstacles they face. In many of the areas where we work, it is common for girls to arrive at school late and tired if they arrive at all.

By providing bicycles to children, especially girls, you can empower them with knowledge and ultimately, change the course of their lives. Keeping girls in school has been shown to have a multiplier effect that can help break the cycle of poverty.

28%

With a bicycle, student attendance increases up to 28%

59%

With a bicycle, academic performance increases up to 59%

101,009

Number of students mobilized with Buffalo Bicycles (2009-2015)

28%

With a bicycle, student attendance increases up to 28%

59%

With a bicycle, academic performance increases up to 59%

101,009

Number of students mobilized with Buffalo Bicycles (2009-2015)

  • Student

    Ethel's Dream

    Before she owned a bicycle 15-year-old Ethel walked more than two hours across hilly terrain each day to attend school. With a bike, her commute now takes 45 minutes. She's happy to arrive at school on time to pursue her goal of becoming a nurse. In addition to setting an example as a successful student, Ethel has mobilized her community by using her bicycle to transport fellow classmates to school.

    See the Video

  • Education Spotlight

    Kenya

    In July 2015, World Bicycle Relief and World Vision distributed over 3,000 bicycles, including 100 to students at Mahanga Secondary School in Kakamega County, Kenya. Nine months later, a Kenyan news team explores the positive impact bicycles have had on both the students and the wider community.

The Results

Measuring the Impact

World Bicycle Relief is committed to monitoring and evaluating our programs and bicycle design. Download our reports and see The Power of Bicycles at work.

  • Impact Report : 2015

    Discover our global impact last year.

  • Palabana Research Study

    Learn how bicycles help to develop the economy.

  • Mobility : Healthcare

    Learn how bicycles provide access to healthcare.

  • Mobility : Education

    Learn how bicycles provide access to education.

ERGEBNISSE

WIRKUNG MESSEN

World Bicycle Relief verpflichtet sich, seine Programme und Fahrräder kontinuierlich zu evaluieren, deren Wirkung zu messen und sie auf dieser Basis weiterzuentwickeln.

  • RÜCKBLICK 2015

    Erfahre mehr über die Wirkung unserer Arbeit im letzten Jahr

  • PALABANA WIRKUNGSSTUDIE

    Wie Fahrräder die Wirtschaft voranbringen

  • MOBILITÄT : GESUNDHEIT

    Wie Fahrräder den Zugang zu Gesundheitsversorgung ermöglichen (in Englisch)

  • MOBILITÄT : BILDUNG

    Wie Fahrräder den Zugang zu Bildung ermöglichen (in Englisch)