The 31st March is known as Big Board Game Day and here, in the heart of Bangladesh, the children of The Sreepur Village just love to play board games, especially during the monsoon’s rainy months.
Playing a Board Game enables you to socially interact with your friends, and for hundreds of children in Bangladesh it is an incentive for keeping them off some of the most dangerous streets of Dhaka.
If you donate £20 today, then you will be giving the children of The Sreepur Village a Board Game that they can play with for years and years to come. To give a gift that gives visit: https://bit.ly/2iO2lRA
In 2018, with the aid of CIPRB and one of their trustees, Becky Horsbrugh, the Sreepur Village started to run swimming lessons in their pond in the village grounds. The lessons, since this date, take place every year during the months of June and July, and are now taught by a number of Sreepur staff who have since been trained to facilitate the programme each year.
Approximately sixty children, aged 6-12, take part each year. They will learn how to swim 25 metres freestyle, tread water or float for 30 seconds as well as perform a rescue from dry
land. As half the number of deaths from drowning occur in 1-5 year olds, having an older child trained in dry-land rescue is pivotal in striving to keep this devastating number down.
It's British Science Week, 11th 20th March, and one of the activities that the Sreepur Village runs is the creation and nurturing of sack gardens.
This is an aspect of the Mothers Talking Everyday Science project and is a particularly important activity because when the mothers return to mainstream society they will be experienced in how to prepare a container in which to grow food plants and how to care for them.