Baclayon, Bohol — This is Lake Tiray. For some of these students, it is the first time they have seen this lake even though it is literally in their backyard. With their bicycles, our beneficiaries have gained mobility. And with that mobility, comes education.
Baclayon, Bohol — Bike beneficiaries of Baclayon National High School just before a community ride. These rides are important for the beneficiaries to experience actual road conditions. They can practice their lessons on traffic rules and regulations as well as proper riding techniques. We also hope that by learning these rules early on, we will have a new generation of better, more responsible drivers.
Maribojoc, Bohol — BfP encourages mentoring amongst bike recipients as a way of paying it forward. Older year levels and siblings teach younger students how to ride properly and maintain their bicycles.
Riding together for the first time, these are students from Pagnitoan National High School (PNHS) and Baclayon National High School with the third batch of Grade 8 and 9 candidates beneficiaries from PNHS.
The success of the BfP program begins with the desire of teachers, faculty, and staff to give their underprivileged students and SARDO’s (Students at Risk of Dropping Out) a better chance in life. Like us, they see the bicycle as an asset that helps a child fulfill his potential and allows him faster, safer access to education.
BfP Program Director Joel Uichico is pictured here with Baclayon National High School (BNHS) guidance counselor Marie Mae Alcuizar-Briones (L) and former principal LV Jabonillo. Under Maam LV’s leadership, BNHS became the first ever beneficiary of BfP and its pilot program. She is now the principal of two schools situated in the 5th class municipality of Cortes, Bohol. In a few months’ time, she will be leading the BfP program there, too.