Having a great support for the ‘Eliminate Poverty through Education’ launched by Saigon Children’s Charity and wishing to explore a new country, they’ve decided to take the 29-day north-south cycling expedition on a stretch of more than 2,400 km.
During their trip, Sam Wilson, Callum Ewing, George Blurton and Jamie Richards, who are currently freshmen at a university in England, conveyed the message “‘Education helps end poverty” to their destinations in the country and donated books to students and working tools to locals as well.
“When I taught in Guyana last year, I realized that education is important for children’s success in life. I think, it’s a must to help disadvantaged children in order to alleviate poverty because they are the future of a country,” Sam Wilson said.
By far, they have raised US$24,000 and the amount is expected to be increased.
The non-governmental organization Saigon Children’s Charity was founded in 1992 to help disadvantaged Vietnamese children to get an education and a fairer start in life.
Source: Tuoi Tre Online