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No more long walks to school


Schoolchildren from the Kaw Mhu village in Myanmar standing next to one of the 30 bicycles donated to them.

Schoolchildren from the Kaw Mhu village in Myanmar standing next to one of the 30 bicycles donated to them.

THE Rotary Club of Bandar Sunway has donated bicycles to poor schoolchildren from the Kaw Mhu village in Myanmar.

Located two-and-a-half hours from Yangon, the children were presented with bright red bicycles at a ceremony held at the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation public library.

Present were members of Bandar Sunway Club, Yangon Club, staff of the foundation and the children’s parents.

“Our club worked closely with the Yangon Club to ensure this project’s success. There were many applicants for the bicycles who were interviewed by head librarian Daw Khin Hnin Oo” said club international director Suresh Kumar Rajadurai.

“Pupils from this village walk almost 7km to school every day. They leave very early in the morning to get to class on time.

“We trust these bicycles will make the journey to school easier for them,” he added.

Best friends Cho Ye Kwaw and Aye Phyu were thrilled with their bicycles.

“I’ve never owned a bicycle before. I’m so happy to have it. I used to walk with Aye daily but from now on I will cycle to school with her,” said Cho Ye.

Rotary Club Bandar Sunway is a 24-year-old club serving the needs of poor communities locally and abroad.

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