It’s pedal power ahead in Malawi this week, as we’ve been out and about distributing bikes.
These bikes will be used by Link-trained learning facilitators to run our community learning centres and to visit their students in their communities to offer support.
The centres are part of our girls’ education project helping girls who have either never been to school, or who dropped out early without learning how to read, write and count. Many of these girls have additional support needs, such as a disability or family responsibilities, which have disrupted their learning. Once enrolled, they attend flexible classes to catch-up on basic schooling that they have missed, improve their life skills, gain knowledge about puberty, and learn vocational or business skills.
These bikes are the start of an exciting journey from poverty and stigma to learning and prosperity – we’re thrilled to be getting into gear!
Two learning facilitators receiving a bike for their centre in the capital, Lilongwe.