Unwrapped Gifts: The Road to an Education

Unwrapped Gifts: The Road to an Education

Every child dreams of waking up on Christmas morning and finding a bicycle under the tree. Because nothing comes close to the magic of that first bike – and the feeling of independence it brings. As part of the Oxfam Unwrapped charity gift range, this year we have launched a new, wheely great gift – The Road to an Education (€65/£55) – which is helping children to get to school.

Left: Esnat* with her Oxfam bike. Photo: Corinna Kern. Right: Zainab* was always late for school. Photo: Corinna Kern

For some children, a bike can even be life-changing. Young girls like Esnat*, who used to walk 25km to get to school. She used to doze off in the classroom and fall asleep as soon as she got home.

“When I got home, I didn’t study as I was too tired,” she said. “My body and legs would ache; sometimes I would skip lessons.”

As part of the Oxfam Unwrapped charity gift range, this year we have launched a new, wheely great gift – The Road to an Education (€65/£55) – which is helping children to get to school.  With this gift, you can help to educate a girl like Esnat* who almost gave up on school before she received her Oxfam bike. Giving feels great - it's true. But we also know how good it feels to receive something truly life-changing - like a gift that lifts people out of poverty. That's what makes Unwrapped so special.

Because Esnat* isn’t the only girl to face challenges getting to school. For vulnerable communities, there can be many bumps in the road to an education.  The daily struggle of travelling long distances and threats to safety along the way mean many children, especially girls, are forced to drop out.

Put them on The Road to an Education with our gift – and it will help change their lives. 

*Name has been changed

Money raised from this gift supports our Investing in Futures projects. Oxfam Unwrapped helps people build happier, brighter futures.