The village of Michangulene is located in the administrative post of Changalene, in Maputo Province. It has more than two thousand inhabitants divided into two districts, Michangulene Sede and Mafavuca and in these neighborhoods there is no electric power since the house are far from the road where electric power boxes that distribute the power are located.
Also the school is also far from these neighborhoods where most of the population lives, whisch has some influence on the high dropout rates of the students, making the agriculture main source of subsistence.
The problem of transportation has been a great challenge for these students in order to get to school. They have to travel long distances, arriving to classes already tired making it difficult for them to have a good academic performance.
This project includes students from the Muchangulene Primary School where 298 children, of whom 149 are girls, study.
The campaign aims to raise funds for 55 bicycles, which will benefit students of 12 plus years of age, which walk min 10km a day to have access to education. The goal is also to encourage these girls to not drop out School by facilitating access to school with a bicycle, avoiding the problem of premarital marriages.
A bicycle will be an important tool to reduce mainly the time that they spend walking to the school and at the same time it will be able to help in their families.
This campaign will offer: