A Bike-learning Story from Anna (Tanzania)

 

Editor’s note: Here is a letter from Anna who was just accepted by South China University of Technology. Have a look.

 

Hello, everyone,

 

First , I want to extend my great gratitude to SICAS for everything you’ve done for me. Now please allow me share my bike-learning story with you.

 

I am so surprised to find that lot of students in China take bikes everyday to school, work or just take it as a way to keep fit, while we barely use it in my hometown. So I determined to “Do in Rome as Romans Do”. I told my friend Logan, a SICAS Student Service Member, who has been helping me with my admission business to SCUT that I need a bike, he was more than glad to help me. We went to an exclusive bike store and Logan selected a beautiful one for me. Then he offered to be my bike-learning teacher.

 

First he told me some principal rules about using a bike, say keep calm and always take control of the handlebars, check tires everyday. Then it’s the most paramount and scary part. I asked Logan to stay close to me during my riding just for fear that I would lose my balance. Just like that I can basically take it under control without any help after practiced for one week under the guidance of Logan.

 

I am so thrilled about it, besides, it’s a fresh start here in China, I am sure  I will have a pleasant experience here. Again my thanks to SICAS.

 

Anna in South China University of Technology.

 

 

Selecting a bike for Anna.

 

 

Anna is trying her new bike.

 

 

Anna and Logan.