Like in most poor communities around the world, in Vietnam, when girls hit adolescence they are expected to assume much of the responsibilities in the home including taking care of their siblings, which often leads to days absence from school and eventually early drop out. As we know dropping out of school for girls is one of the key factors leading to childhood motherhood and marriage. There are many factors around helping and encouraging girls to stay in school as long as possible. One of our programs includes providing young girls with bicycles that not only provides transportation to and from school, but this simple gift itself makes girls feel valued and sends the message that as a girl, being in school is important not only for them, but to all of us.

Posted by Rock-Paper-Scissors at 2023-03-14 10:16:51 UTC