Quảng Nam disadvantaged students get e-bike donation
|Three students in Quảng Nam province receive new electric bicycles donated by Lifestart Foundation. Photo courtesy of Lifestart Foundation
HỘI AN — Lifestart Foundation has presented three new electric bicycles to disadvantaged pupils at Lê Thánh Tông High school for gifted students and Dũng Sỹ Điện Ngọc Secondary school in Quảng Nam Province.
Lifestart Foundation’s Hội An office said the three students are all from underprivileged families who only own old bicycles, and the donation of the e-bikes enables them to travel long distances safely.
Karen Leonard, founder of Lifestart Foundation, said: "Apart from supporting disadvantaged students with the Lifestart Foundation Education Scholarships, we are also thrilled to reach out to the bigger community to provide the students with transportation. The provision of much-needed e-bikes reduces some of the dangers for the students when they have to travel far for studies and enables them to travel the long distance much quicker."
Electric bicycle donations are one of the many Lifestart Foundation community activities. Founded in 2000 by an Australian named Karen Leonard and supported by a team of dedicated volunteers, Lifestart Foundation is a grassroots, not-for-profit charity that helps disadvantaged Vietnamese families to become self-sufficient.
This is achieved through their two largest projects, Education Scholarships for disadvantaged students and their Housing Improvement project.
Up-to-date, Lifestart Foundation’s investment in the disadvantaged youth of central Việt Nam is in excess of VNĐ26 billion (approximately $1,500,000 AUD or US$1.14 million).
It also donated milk to 200 disadvantaged families and orphanages in the central province, and Đà Nẵng City’s Pediatrics and Obstetrics Hospital. — VNS