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Rotary Wheels for Learning Bicycle Distribution Cambodia (26 January -18 February 2018)

The Rotary Club of Gravenhurst has once again committed to supporting the Rotary Wheels for Learning (RWFL) Bicycle Distribution Program in Cambodia. The RWFL Bicycle Distribution Program is an international humanitarian project led by the Rotary Club of Gravenhurst, Ontario. In its seventh year, the project’s aim is to provide bicycles to disadvantaged rural children in Cambodia so they may have the opportunity to attend school.

This year’s trip will see us complete eight bicycle distributions in six provinces of Cambodia; Takéo, Kampong Cham, Siem Reap, Battambang, Kampong Speu, and Kampot. With the help of generous donors like you, we plan on distributing 100 bicycles in each of our eight locations during the months of January-February 2018.

Looking to donate:

For every $50.00 donation the RWFL receives, we are able to purchase a bicycle. Your donation is tax deductible, there are no administrative costs, and you will receive an email with a picture of the child who benefited from your generosity. Though it’s hard to imagine the gift of a bicycle can significantly alter a child’s life, for rural children in Cambodia, it absolutely empowers them.

Looking to Participate:

At this point, we are actively looking for team members (both Rotarians and friends) with a strong sense of humour, ability to “go with the flow” and the willingness to immerse themselves into the local customs and culture. The “RWFL Team Cambodia 2018” will be led by a proven team of MaryAnne Marshall, Lee Johnson and Mike Cole – this will be their fourth trip to Cambodia and the third as team leaders.

RWFL Team 2018 Overview:

Location: Cambodia, SW Asia
Dates: 26 January – 18 February 2018 (some flexibility in dates can be provided).
Approximate Costs: $3300.00 Canadian (includes airfare, lodgings, meals, in country transport, spending).
Team size: 17-19 members (Rotarians and Friends).
Requirements: No experience is necessary; we will provide the bicycle training and expertise
For more information: To obtain more detailed information, or to book a briefing for your club, please send an email to rwflteam2018@gmail.com
RSVP: Interested members should send a response by mid-July 2017 to secure a place on the team.

Sincerely,

MaryAnne Marshall, Lee Johnson and Mike Cole
RWFL Team 2018

About MaryAnne Marshall

MaryAnne Marshall
I am a retired member of the Canadian Armed Forces, Military Police. After retirement I changed careers (Yin to Yang) and have been working as a Registered Massage Therapist for the past 17 years. I set up practice in Gravenhurst in 2000, and currently run a successful clinic out of the front of my home. I have a passion for international work, thus my involvement with Rotary Wheels For Learning.

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