On average, every day 46 children die due to drowning in Bangladesh with a yearly death toll around 17,000. 87 per cent of such deaths take place when vast areas of the country are submerged by flood waters. Most of the children of The Sreepur Village come from the Northern riverine districts of Bangladesh where their circumstances are very insecure. In a report by UNICEF it states that the cost of preventing drowning amongst children is no more expensive than preventing other diseases.
However, to avoid such premature deaths, The Sreepur Village takes steps in building awareness and most significantly swimming training for our children. At our Village we prepare a specially designed bamboo structure in the pond to teach swimming. Within the next week or so we are going to start training our children in a safe environment. The aim of this training is to teach the children the basic survival techniques required to stop them from drowning. We will give you some updates once this training starts.
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Out of the blue, at the tender age of 13, Chia found herself sitting on a bridal stage, about to marry a man who was 35 years old. Her parents had arranged the match, finding the man from their nearby locality in Bhairab.
He was a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) businessman who occasionally sold vegetables and fruits on the street. Chia's aspirations and youthful dreams were abruptly interrupted by this sudden marriage. Instead of books, she found herself with kitchen utensils in her hands. She went from feeling like a princess to becoming a servant overnight.
Sumi's journey is a testament to her resilience and determination to create a better life for herself and her child. Her success serves as an inspiration to all those facing adversity, reminding us of the transformative power of support, training, and the opportunity to rebuild one's life.