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    Shifting into high gear with Nakivale's Teachers

    Day 365

    Their Best Year Yet

    Chances are, you’re reflecting on the resolutions you’d like to make – and hopefully keep! – as we flip the calendar to 2019. We’re all looking for new beginnings, to make this year our best year yet.

    Teachers in Nakivale Refugee Settlement want just the same.

    Today, on the eve of 2019, we’re helping these teachers shift into high gear – and start pedaling their way to a new and brighter year.

    The teachers dreamed of having bikes.

    And for good reason! In Nakivale, bikes are one of the major ways people get around. If your only other option is walking across the settlement (which takes a couple hours to drive through) having a bike on hand can cut down your travel time in a big way.

    We all know that a teacher’s time is precious…so if bikes help them feel a little more powerful, a little more equipped to face the challenges ahead, we knew the time was right to do something about it.

    As our truck pulled up to Ruhoko Primary School, filled to the brim with bikes, the teachers couldn’t believe that they were all just for them! Everybody began to cheer. One by one they hopped on until all 25 teachers were flying around, testing out their new rides.

    “These bikes are not easy for one person to acquire,” said Benon from the ARC team. “They have small money and can’t afford them. This is a good way to get around, and free too!”

    There’s no reason this can’t be the teachers’ best year yet. They’re starting things off on the right foot – one pedal at a time.

    This day of change brought to you by Edmentum’s We Can Learn Foundation

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    Changemakers 365

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