Ethnic minority children living in rural Vietnam often are late to enroll in school when they are young, and they drop out early. One of the main reasons is because there is no local school in the small communities where they live. Their families cannot afford transportation, so the walk for a child can be in the area of an hour each direction. With hot weather, they need to stop along the way so it takes even longer. My wife, Trang, and I have been trying to encourage and help them to stay in school and complete their education. Our project in 2014 was to supply 36 bicycles to families most in need ... and provide other things to another 17 families where the children are still to young to ride. Each year, we have been working with the same group of 5 villages outside of Nha Trang. A government in office in Khanh Hoa province helps us coordinate it all. A bicycle may not seem that special in Canada, but it is often the most valuable asset for some of these families. It's something the entire family will make use of.
D800, ZF.2 100 f2, ZF.2 21 f2.8, Voigtlander 58 f1.4, FCPX