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Ashta no Kai – Bicycle Bank Project

Posted on: 30/05/2009

The Japanese name, Ashta no Kai, means ‘‘for a better future’’ and these girls owe a great deal to Armene Modi, founder-chairperson of ANK.
ANK has been working for the promotion of literacy, health and development in these villages since 1998. But it was only in October last that it hit upon the idea of starting a ‘bicycle bank’ to curb the number of school drop-outs among girls. Geeta Phatak, project officer, says: ‘‘At present, there are only five high schools in these villages. Lack of transport, bad roads prevented many from sending their daughters to pursue higher education in distant villages.’’

For More information Click these links :

http://infochangeindia.org/20021011255/Education/Features/Have-cycle-will-study.html

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/12501286.cms

Armene Modi can be contacted on armene.modi@gmail.com

Ashta no Kai – Bicycle Bank Project Part 1

Ashta no Kai – Bicycle Bank Project Part 2

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6 Responses to "Ashta no Kai – Bicycle Bank Project"

Great Work ! Very inspiring.

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[…] go to high school while most of the girls remained at home. This inspired Ashta no Kai to start the Bicycle Bank Project because they realized one way to increase women’s access to education: give a girl a bike. […]

[…] Centro. In India a young girl named Bharati gets an education thanks to a local program called Ashta No Kai that provides bicycles for her and her friends to ride to school. And Mirriam is a polio-stricken […]

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