boys, plants, grass

Students in the remote border regions often travel at least three miles by foot through dirt paths to get to school. Many high school students travel further. There is no public transportation. Students often make four trips to and from school each day as lunch is eaten at home, rain or shine. A bicycle reduces the time it takes to get to school to 15-20 minutes, increasing students’ chances of attending school regularly. This is just one of the many hurdles that girls face, in addition to pressure from their families to drop out of school to help put food on the table – putting them at greater risk of becoming susceptible to human trafficking and forced labor. Pacific Links Foundation’s goal is for every student in their scholarship program to have a bicycle.


$90.00 will provide a bicycle for a disadvantaged girl in the Mekong Delta to commute to school.