In our part of the world, summer is over and fall is here, which for so many kids means back to school. We hope that the transition for your kids, grandkids or significant kids is going well.
In Cambodia children and youth have also headed back to school. It is the rainy season there and this makes getting to and from school more challenging, especially if you live in the countryside and have to cycle or walk long distances on dirt or mud roads to get an education.
Some families cannot afford to buy a bike, even though they only cost $50.00, the family may buy one bike for everyone to use to get to market and around the village and if they have four children some kids have to drop out of school or cannot attend. One bike can help carry siblings to school.
Each year, thanks to donors, KIDS tries to buy hundreds of bikes to improve the opportunity for education as well as assist families. In September, KIDS bought 55 bicycles and its project partner, Kim Thol, in Cambodia delivered them to kids who needed them. KIDS will buy and supply more as the year goes on.
To learn more about the KIDS, including ways to donate or help visit: http://www.kidsdevelopmentsociety.org/
Adapted article via the Kids International Development Society Blog: http://adrianneandrickatkids.blogspot.com/