Many children drop-out of formal schooling because of lack of transport in the rural villages. The gift of bicycles come in handy, not only does it enable the child to get to school s/he can take another child - a sibling or a neighbour easing the situation further.
An MoU between LEADS and the Chief Secretary of Northern Provincial Council was signed on 27th November 2015 as a result of continued efforts towards establishing of a Children’s Respite Home in the North.
Killinochchi was devastated by the war with infrastructure damage that is still being slowly rebuilt. There are few schools and the long distance that children have to travel, the lack of public transport, poor roads etc make it very difficult for parents to send their children to school. In addition, 95% of the families in these areas are very poor. The schools have limited facilities and good teachers are in short supply.