Bike World Gives Back
Bike World helps support a countryside school that sits along a frequent Sunday riding route.
Kalitaw School is an inspiration for students and visitors alike. Started by a single monk who believes the kids of his community deserve a chance, the school has grown steadily thanks to the generosity of many bicyclists.
Please consider donating to keep this worthy effort moving forward.
Situated above a gorgeous reservoir along a dirt track about one hour from Yangon, the one-room school has struggled to educate the children of local fishermen, bamboo cutters, and rubber plantation workers. No government-provided education exists in the area.
Bike World came across the basic bamboo shelter several years ago and have helped to rebuild it several times. In 2016 a permanent steel, concrete and brick structure was built using over $20,000 (US) in generous donations from regular riders and friends.
The handsome structure will be around for many years to come. Since the new building’s opening ceremony, the student population has grown to more than 50 students of all ages, up from the 10 to 20 who formerly attended.
In 2010, the founding monk gave lessons on his own. Today, two full-time teachers provide quality instruction. Children aged 5–13 have also received vaccinations, visits from volunteer teachers, and gifts of educational supplies.
You can be sure that 100% of financial contributions are passed along to the Kalitaw School to cover teacher salaries, fuel and consumables. Currently these costs run about $300 per month.