Gaza bicycle programme

by Lúgh

Human Appeal, through its Gaza office, has recently implemented a cycle to school project in Gaza City. As a result 170 students have received bicycles which they are now using to get to school.

As we all know, cycling to school make kids more confident, more independent more alert and boosts their openness to learn. Just 15 minutes of cycling to and from school can make a real difference to child’s fitness and health, establishing habits of healthy activity.

More than 1 million students travel to school every day in Gaza and the West Bank, but very few of them cycle to school despite the fact most of them would actually like to: they love the feeling of freedom it gives them, but they can’t afford the initial investment of the price of a bike. Also, in the long run, cycling to school is much cheaper and saves them some money.

Human Appeal - Gaza has distributed the amount of 170 cycles for the students of poor and marginalized families.

This project has a tremendous positive impact on the students and their families, by providing a cheaper more sustainable means of transportation for these poor students who up until now have been walking long distances to reach school. Providing bikes for disadvantaged students will make their lives easier and will contribute to their continuing in the education system for longer. Ultimately it will also mitigate the economic suffering of their families.

We would like to hear from you if you would like to contribute to the extension of this project by helping to provide additional bicycles that are in good working order.

As ever, we also welcome your donations to our continuing aid programmes in Gaza and elsewhere.