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Bicycles for Students Project

Every year since 2009, Somos Ohana Nicaragua has provided new bicycles purchased in the provincial capitol city of Chinandega for each incoming student who has a long walking commute to each of the two regional secondary schools we have built. The student recipient and one of his/her parents signs an agreement with the head teacher and our organization in which the student pledges good attendance and best efforts at maintaining good grades. We aim to support continued high school attendance and increase graduation rates in those students from remote rural homes. Along with each bike, the student receives two extra tires and a small repair kit. Individual bike donors always receive a letter of thanks from the student recipient.