Impire Primary School is situated in Metuge District, 50 km from the capital of Cabo Delgado Province, Pemba.
The school currently has 2811 pupils, of which 1579 boys and 1232 girls.
The village of Empire is located 30 km from the nearest school, which means that the school from Grade 7 onwards benefits many pupils from other villages, namely Nanlia, located about 6 km away and Nancaramo, located about 9 km away, forcing pupils to make long daily journeys to continue their studies.
Most of the students' parents live on subsistence farming that allows them to survive, and a small part that they manage to market, helps them to finance their children's studies.
Despite the adversities that these students face, school is the reason for joy for many of them, who nurture the desire to study and build a more promising future.
As the path to get to Impire Primary School is long and arduous, the project aims to benefit with the support of bicycles, the students from grade 7 to 11 in order to make the daily journey to school more accessible and less tiring. And in addition to facilitating the locomotion of the students, they will also be able to benefit their families in carrying out other daily tasks.
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Padre Atanásio Mwitu- Miéze Secondary School is located in Metuge District, 25 km from the capital of Cabo Delgado Province, Pemba.
The school currently has 1597 students, of which 839 boys and 758 girls. This school is a community school, with management by the Diocese of Pemba and since 2021 has the 2nd cycle of Secondary Education, which means that it contemplates education from Grade 7 to Grade 12.
Helpo has been present in this school since 2015, and over these eight years the greatest support has been at the level of secondary school scholarships, which allows needy students to continue their studies.
Due to the fact that there are few schools in the District, many students have to make very long journeys to get to school, especially students from Muepane which is 8 km from Miéze, Nacopo 9km, and Niuje 7km.
In order to motivate and encourage students in Miezé not to give up their studies, a bicycle support project was created. The project aims to benefit the 60 students of this school by providing them with bicycles to shorten the long distance they have to travel daily between their homes and school.
The project seeks to make the students' daily commute to school less tiring and easier, allowing them to get to school faster and with less effort. In addition, the bicycles will also serve as a help for their family members, assisting them in other daily tasks.
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The Mamana wa Kurula Welcoming Center is an institution of the Sisters of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. It is a non-profit social work, located 6 km from the town of Boane, in the village Paula Samuel Kankhomba in a rural area. The Center was established in 2010, and is closed as a response to the impact of HIV/AIDS in our Mozambican society.
Due to this illness several families have lost their loved ones infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. The center welcomes girls from 5 to 18 years old, offering them a supportive environment with human and Christian values, allowing them to grow integrally as a person and a woman.
The girls are involved and affected directly or indirectly, because when their mother or father dies, they have to take care of the house, their siblings, and chores that in many cases prevent them from attending school, living their childhood learning and playing. As caretakers and educators, we collaborate so that the children are able to achieve the planned objectives of welcoming, educating, and reintegrating themselves into society as adult women capable of facing today's reality.
The girls main activity is study, but they also do other activities such as sewing, cooking, and taking care of the farm and the younger children.Unfortunately, we do not have a secondary school close to the neighborhood, so the girls have to travel a distance of about 15km to get to school.
The center has a car but cannot take all the children because they are attending school in different shifts, which forces us to pay for public transportation for some girls when the schedules do not coincide. And in turn public transportation in our area is very irregular, so many times they have to walk, which causes them to delay and miss the activities planned at the center. To get to school it takes 40 meticais a day and since there are 23 girls in the secondary school, the center has to spend 920 meticais a week.
The campaign aims to support the 10 girls of the Mamana Wa Kurula where the bicycles will help to change the lives of these children, allowing them more time to reread the contents of the school and participate in activities at the home with the other girls.
This campaign will provide: •10 Bicycles •Transportation •Spare parts and accessories •Basic training on bike care and maintenance
Cabo Delgado Province is located in the far north of Mozambique. This province suffered from the passage of cyclone Kenneth in 2019 and is currently suffering from insurgent attacks.
The District of Chiure has a surface area of 4.210 Km2, is and consists of 6 administrative posts, one of which is the administrative post of Ocua, where the Secondary School of Ocua is located.
The ESO was implemented in 2011 and built in 2012 with the support of the District, with the objective of supporting students in their transition from primary to secondary education.
Currently, Ocua Secondary School has 600 students, 186 of whom are 114 boys and 72 girls attending grade 8.
However, the school is quite distant from the students' residences. The students of ESO find it very difficult to get to school on time because they have to walk every day, which leads to delays, absence from classes and dropping out because there is no semi-collective transport.
Sure that bicycles will change their lives, this campaign aims to raise bicycles to support the 140 ESO students who travel long distances to get to school and thus improve their productivity.
This campaign will provide:• 140 Bicycles • Bicycle transportation • Spare parts and accessories • Basic bike care and maintenance training
Phedza Aphale is a national association, located in Beira, Sofala Province, promoting activities in Youth Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Culture, Assistance and Social Inclusion, Health, Sports and Exchange between young people from different communities.
The association developed the project, with the objective of supporting girls aged 12 to 20 years old from the communities of Munhava and Manga so that they do not leave school, as a consequence of the lack of transportation. Some of these girls are orphans of parents and others their relatives live only from agriculture, pastoralism, and street sales, which means that they cannot always guarantee their daughter's school sustainability.
These girls from the communities of Munhava and Manga, they travel distances of 5 to 12 km on foot to get to school, so they are forced to wake up at dawn to help with homework and when go to school or to the agricultural course, they already arrive tired and without concentration to watch the lessons or even end up missing, causing them to have poor school performance.
Rarely they take public transportation, as their parents or family members cannot afford it, as it would ultimately affect the family's own livelihood. Even when they have to go to the fields, they travel long distances, because the fields are far from their homes.
The campaign intends to collect 14 bicycles for these girls, where the bicycle will be able to change their lives significantly, since they will be more willing to absorb the contents of classes in a profitable way, at the same time, which will also facilitate their daily chores at home, helping them to have more time to study for a good school performance. And so, we will reduce school dropouts and premature marriages.
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The MACHULANE association, founded in 2012 is based in the town of Machulane, in the district of Manjacaze in the province of Gaza, which is part of the administrative post in Chibonzane, about 30 km from the main town on a dirt road.
The MACHULANE associacional created the project Encourage Education in Girls in Machulane to support girls and help them to avoid dropping out of school, due to the long distances they have to walk daily to school, due to the lack of transportation. These girls take about 2 hours to walk, that’s around 20 km from Machulane every day to Chiguivitane where the school is located.
Most of these girls put their own lives at risk since they start their walk at dawn, often still in the darkness with the aim of arriving early at school and avoiding missing classes.
With these bicycles, the girls will gain confidence and morale to continue going to school and also improve their academic performance, as it will allow them to optimize time, help with trips to the field, in the search for water and firewood, thus allowing them more time to dedicate to studies after daily tasks.
The aim is to collect 20 bicycles to improve the quality of life for girls in Machulane in order to help them stay in school.
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