In 2015 just one third of countries have achieved all the measurable Education for All goals set in 2000. This means that almost 100 million children are not completing primary education. An extra US$22 billion a year is needed on top of the already ambitious government contributions to achieve the new education targets set for 2030.
Beyond the Bike 2015/16 will be supporting two educational charities, Beyond Ourselves and United World Schools. Beyond Ourselves was the main partner of the original trip (see below) whilst United World Schools is a like minded charity working to support education in East Asia. Stuart and Claire will be visiting schools in Zambia and Cambodia built and run by these two charities. The group ride in Cambodia will also visit several UWS schools en route.
As with the original adventure up to 10% of the total money raised will also go to help projects found during the trip. Details of these will be updated when possible. Please note that 100% of all personal donations will go to the charities and not help fund the trip!
For more information on the raising and distribution of funds please see this document:Fundraising_information.pdf
You can sponsor Stuart and Claire at: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.
Most of the money raised from the original Beyond the Bike project went to Beyond Ourselves, a Zambia based educational charity that Stuart has worked with since 2009.
They are the official partner of Cranleigh School in the UK and have facilitated a long-term partnership between Cranleigh and Kawama School. Other beneficiaries of the project included Alive and Kicking, Right to Sight and UNICEF.
You can read more about how the money was spent in Stuart’s last 2012 blog.