Cycle for Change
Dr Suwas Darvekar was determined that no child should give up education , just because of physical distances. There were many government run schemes and subsidies for the deserving student , but to get those you had to reach school first .Oh the sweet cruelty of it all !
And this is what Dr.Darvekar set out to achieve – get the student to the school. This was addressed by an ingenious, low cost, sustainable and eco friendly idea of providing cycles to tribal children who otherwise would have dropped out of school owing to the vast commute involved. A careful selection criteria, inputs about present and potential academic performance and a part contribution from the student herself makes it as close as possible to achieving the original goal – that no student drops out of school owing to physical distance.