• Making the school walk safer

    Thanks to American volunteer Oliver Bradley, we have an exciting new programme to protect girls from sexual harassment , increase their access to education and to promote independence and self reliance: BICYCLES!  During the long walks to school girls in particular are vulnerable to sexual harassment on the road,and the temptation, when you are tired, to accept lifts from the Boda-Boys (drivers of motorbike taxis) can be irresistible. But Boda-Boys often expect  sexual favors in return, leading to pregnancy and HIV infection. The length of the journey also means very early starts, often before dawn, and arriving home too late to do much homework while it is still light.

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