A Sri Lankan family receives a bicycle from ChildFund.
When it comes to helping children in need, there are many ways for you to get involved and make a difference. From sponsoring children to making donations to our Children's Greatest Needs program, your generous support allows us to provide food, clean water and health care to children in need all over the world. Although these basic needs are urgent, some children have other problems, like getting to school.Riding to a Brighter Future
Many children in countries such as India and Sri Lanka face considerable challenges in getting a good education. Some children live many miles from the nearest school, making walking to school very difficult, if not impossible. Without access to quality schooling, children have less chance of emerging from poverty and their chances of a happy, prosperous future are greatly diminished. This is why ChildFund launched the Dream Bike campaign.
When it comes to helping children in need, there are many ways for you to get involved and make a difference.
Thanks to the generous support of people like you, we've been able to provide nearly 600 bicycles to girls in India and Sri Lanka, and we've pledged to send a total of 800. These bikes are more than just a mode of transportation — they are a way for children in need to fulfill their dreams and work toward a better life. Many children in developing nations are forced to abandon their education when they cannot get to school regularly. By donating to the Dream Bike campaign, you are ensuring that children can get to school and receive the education they need.
Sadly, girls are often overlooked when it comes to education opportunities in developing nations. That is why your generous gift of $100 to purchase a bicycle for a child in need will be used to provide bikes to girls in India and Sri Lanka. In addition to enabling girls to get to school, bicycles also reduce their commute, leaving more time for their studies.Still a Ways to Go
Our supporters have made an incredible difference to the lives of almost 600 Indian and Sri Lankan schoolchildren by donating money for bicycles. However, there are still many more children who need our help. Bicycles are only one aspect of our Gifts of Love and Hope catalog. From digital thermometers for Philippine children to lifesaving medication for Liberian children and their mothers, there are so many ways for you to help us fight child poverty and make a difference in people's lives all over the world.