We finished university and decided to do a bike travel around the world for charity. Both of us have never cycled more than 10km before. We want to do something good, exciting and challenging. Since we have lived in Asian and Central American countries last year and have experienced the differences in educational systems, we realized how lucky we are to have received a proper education. We don’t want to take this privilege for granted. Inspired by a National Geographic Documentary, we had the idea to push our personal boundaries and help less fortunate kids to receive education as well. This is why we do this challenging bicycle journey. Biking Borders for us is about overcoming borders – geographically and mentally – to give something back.
Bike travel around the world and never biked before?
We don’t know if it will be possible! But it’s our dream to build schools and we put dreams over comfort. For this mission, we cycle 15.000km.
Our initial goal was to collect enough donations to build a co-dedicated school in Guatemala. Thanks to all of YOU, we have now reached our fundraising goal of €50.000. The first school will be built in Paraje Xoljo and will enable 602 children to go to school. We couldn’t be more grateful for YOUR support. That’s why we decided to continue our journey to China and to build another school.
We hope that you believe in us and our mission. Please show us your support by making a donation to Pencils of Promise. You can find more information on how “PoP” impacts 37.000 students in Guatemala here.
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By bicycle from Germany to China: The route
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- Czech Republic
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
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After four years of studying, we have now graduated from university and decided to bike travel around the world for children’s education. We are simply grateful for the fact that we were able to study. Education has opened us many opportunities to choose from and we think of Biking Borders of our very own way of combining adventure with a chance of giving something back. With this project, we want to create awareness for educational problems. The average length of schooling for Guatemala’s children is only around four years and 24.1% of the population are illiterate. It’s our goal to raise €100.000 for Pencils of Promise to impact children in Guatemala to access quality education. We have chosen Guatemala among all countries because the country is particularly in need of support from the outside after the earliest events such as the volcanic eruption. If you believe in us and that we can make it to Beijing. Donate to our fundraising campaign for Pencils of Promise.
100% of all donations go directly to educational programs in Guatemala. Just $75 supports one child’s education for an entire year. With €50.000 one co-dedicated school including a safe bathroom, hand-washing station and clean drinking water can be built. If you want to find out more, here is the NGO’s Annual Impact Progress Reports. We bike borders to build schools in Guatemala and thus enable less fortunate children a better future – together with you, we can make this happen. Each supporter will find his name in the credits of a final biking borders movie. To read why we chose Pencils of Promise you can simply click here.