2015 年。Girl Up 将“校园自行车”活动扩大到危地马拉。 联合国人口基金会 (UNFPA) 在目睹了“校园自行车”在马拉维取得的成功之后，要求 Girl Up 同时为危地马拉，具体而言是为农村原住居民占很大比例的危地马拉北部地区佩滕省的女孩资助自行车。 Girl Up supporters raised enough money for 250 bicycles, which were distributed in February 2017.
Bicycles were provided to girls who were out-of-school but now have the opportunity to enroll in a second chance program, focusing on 30 isolated communities that do not have secondary schools. To support the girls who received new bicycles, program mentors made visits every 4-6 weeks to both girls’ homes and study centers to ensure girls were using their bicycles and advancing their studies, as well as help maintain and repair bicycles if needed.
The bicycles made a big impact for girls in Guatemala. They helped increase school reenrolled by 24% from 2016 to 2017, and 97% of bicycle recipients completed the 2017 school year and intend to continue their studies in the future. An analysis from UNFPA of the impact of the bikes showed that girls want to continue studying when they have the means of transportation to get to their study centers easily and safely.
SchoolCycle was also powerful in transforming social norms at the community level, with the visibility of groups of girls biking to school together. Adolescent girls who received a bicycle increased their mobility and autonomy, an empowerment dimension that enabled them to access basic education, health, reproductive and financial services within and outside their communities. In fact, 51% of participants substantially increased their mobility with their bicycle. This allowed girls to continue their secondary studies, strengthen their social capital, and have access to recreational activities.