Seidu Abdul-Mubarick

Seidu Abdul-Mubarick, Alhassan Abdul-Latif, Yakubu Mohammed Sanusi – Bicycles For School Children

Date grant awarded: 10/19/2017

The “Bicycles for School Children Project” assists deprived students in the remote village of Zoonayili in the Savelgu/Nanton Municipality of the Northern Region of Ghana to have access to quality education.

The project provides bicycles for school children in Zoonayili to improve their school attendance. This particular village has only one primary school. When a child completes it, he or she has to go to the next village (a distance of 5 miles) to attend junior high school. After completing the primary school, many of the children find it very difficult to walk that distance to the next village. As a result of this, many of them drop out of school. Those who struggle to walk that distance to the school usually reach the school very late. As a result of this, many of the children do not do well in their final exams making it very difficult for them to continue their education after junior high school.