To mark International Day of The Girl Child, we would like to share with you Yasmin’s story of success and how her dreams came true…
My name is Yasmin and I love travelling, gardening and tailoring. When I was three years old I was taken to The Sreepur Village. This is when my life began, it was an amazing experience but sometimes I missed home and my family, but I now understand that it was not possible for me to be with them. During my time at The Sreepur Village I learned tailoring and how to make products by hand, this helped me a lot.
I am 28 years old now and when I finished grade 9 I got a job in Dhaka. After one year, I suddenly got a call from The Sreepur village, they were calling to offer me a job as a store assistant in our onsite shop which is also open to the public. I accepted the offer because The Sreepur village is my home, my nostalgia and my family. Actually this was my dream, and now working as a store officer I can say all my dreams have finally come true.
As The Sreepur Village has protective measures in place to welcome new families during the Covid pandemic, we would like to share with you a story of why these mothers are in desperate need of our shelter, food and care.
Until Monday, we were unable to admit any new families to The Sreepur Village, but as identified cases of the virus are increasing daily, we are now able to safely admit some impoverished families who are in desperate need of shelter, food and care.
As Small Charities and Volunteers’ Week both fall in June, one of our long-standing supporters, Andy Bennett, has kindly offered to share with us her experiences with The Sreepur Village charity from the initial concept in the 1980’s to the current village today, which helps keep together 150 impoverished mothers and their 300 children, empowering families with hope for a brighter future: