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Support for schools by supplying the students (living far) with bicycles

Approximately 360,000 children in Tunisia aged 6-18 do not attend school at all, even though education is compulsory until the age of 16. It was recorded in the 2015/16 school year that 100,000 students did not come back to school after the end of summer holidays. In the case of junior high school students, the main problem is the difficulty to adopt to a new environment and the change from a rural environment into an urban one when changing the school. Those students who successfully complete the initial grades of junior high school even manage to pass their final examination. Other students, especially those from rural communities, drop out of school voluntarily or under the influence of their families. There is a variety of reasons for that - insufficient number of people for working on the farm, poverty which exerts a direct influence on the decision to continue education, inability to purchase basic school aids, notebooks, text books or simply the distance is too long to be covered. In the central and southern parts of the country, the schools are situated in bigger villages. As there is no appropriate infrastructure and security is not provided, students who live far from the school find it difficult to get there on foot.

Support for schools by supplying the students (living far) with bicycles

The project is scheduled to be implemented from 1 August to 31 December 2016 by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Tunis. Its primary objective is to help students get to school quicker, which will enable them to continue their education. With funding provided by the Polish Aid, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Tunis will purchase bicycles for the children of two primary schools selected by the Ministry of Education from the region of Gabès (the Rimei primary school) and Tataouine (the Karchew El Amar primary school). The project provides for purchasing approximately 150 bicycles for children living far from their school - they will be able to get to school more easily and efficiently so as to attend classes. First, the list of students will be determined in cooperation with the Ministry of Education of Tunisia, then the facility will purchase and distribute the bicycles. The children receiving the bicycles will be the direct beneficiaries of the project.

Thanks to the previous projects implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Education of Tunisia, it was possible to purchase text books, other books and dictionaries for school libraries, or computers. The support is also provided by other European Union Member States.

Support for schools by supplying the students (living far) with bicycles

The project was implemented from November to December 2016. Its objective was to help children get to school by supplying them with bicycles. After the Ministry of Education of Tunisia had selected the direct beneficiaries, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Tunis purchased the bicycles for children living far from the school. One hundred and fifty-two children were supplied with bicycles. Children from the two cities in the south of Tunisia, Gabes and Tataouine, received 145 bicycles. The remaining seven bicycles were given to children from the area of Tunis (the Mornag primary school). The project was fully funded by the Polish Aid and its value amounted to approximately PLN 50,000 (EUR 12,000). For the purposes of calculation, the following exchange rate was applied: EUR 1 = PLN 4.1749.