A BICYCLE is more than just a mode of transportation.
In some poor countries and communities, it can be a life
changing tool, providing wheels for people to get to work
or to school. Simple and affordable, a bicycle cuts travel
time to a fraction, whether for carrying passengers or heavy
loads. The pedal-powered vehicle can give families the extra
time to earn, learn and enjoy life, while most children, the joy
of owning a bicycle simple brings the smile back to their faces.
From China to Africa, there have been numerous campaigns
and projects to raise funds to donate bicycles to poor children
over the years, especially those who have to walk to school-
a burden which can cripple a family, hampering work and
Celebrities also contribute to this cause. For example, actor
Jackie Chan has given thousands of bicycles to orphanages in
Korea, Taiwan and Mainland China.