FOUNDATION ESCALERA INC via Crowdrise
June 30, 2010
BENEFITING: FOUNDATION ESCALERA INC
Can you imagine walking in mud for two hours every day to go to school?
A bike can make a difference. A bike could reduce the likelihood of someone choosing not to go to school.
Foundation Escalera is connecting with junior high schools (telesecundarias) in the poorest communities in Chiapas. We're now trying to get bikes for students at Carmen Yalchuch, so they can go to high school in Los Pozos.
This is how our scholarship program works:
* We get the names of students who have a desire to keep going to school (23 out of a class of 28 this year)
* We buy bikes for the students with collected funds (Priority is gives to students with higher academic performance)
* We make a deal with the students that they can only keep the bike if they commit to finish high school, otherwise they have to return it to the Foundation.
* We monitor
The cost of one sturdy bike is about $100 USD. We apologize for the video we're featuring now which requests $45 donations to purchase one bike. In the past we were buying second hand bikes for this purpose, but that wasn't effective. In order to give a bike to each graduating student in the community, we need to raise $2300.
YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!