Free bicycles help keep Indian girls in school

The daily trip to high school was expensive, long and eventually, too much for Indian teenager Nahid Farzana, who decided she was going to drop out. Then, the state government gave her a bicycle.

Two years later, she is about to graduate from high school and wants to be a teacher.

The eastern state of Bihar has been so successful at keeping teenage girls in school, the bike give-aways have spread to neighbouring states. Now the Indian government wants to expand it across the country in hopes it might help improve female literacy — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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