Every year, as part of its literacy and community development initiatives, RC Pune Camp, D 3131, donates refurbished and new cycles to girl students who earlier had to walk a long way to school from their homes. Since 2013, 500 cycles have been given.
In August this year, the club donated bicycles to 30 girls studying in the Sadguru Narayan Maharaj Madhyamik School at Bhiwadi village of Narayanpur taluka in Pune.“The girls used to travel 5 km to school. Although there is a public transport it was erratic and the girls would be delayed reaching school. This resulted in a very high percentage of dropouts,” said Jaideep N Malaviya, the club’s director of Literacy and Community Projects.