As today marks #InternationalWorkersDay, we would like to share with you the role of one of the key members of staff at The Sreepur Village, Bangladesh.
“My name is Rhamat Ali and I am head of security at The Sreepur Village. I come from the north of Bangladesh. I have been working at The Sreepur Village for twenty years and I am proud to be a part of this organisation because they are bringing hope and empowerment to destitute mothers and their children. I think this is good work for our society as well as our planet.
It is a very hard job to protect children, but all the time we are aware of the dangers and obstacles and will, therefore, be on guard 24 hours seven days a week.
As the head of security, I feel a huge responsibility for the safety of every mother, child and member of staff living at The Sreepur Village and sometimes it is very difficult to wake up in the middle of the night but we do because we believe safety comes first. With the job comes both mental and physical pressures but knowing that we are protecting the lives of more than 150 mothers and their 450 vulnerable children is why I’m proud to work as The Sreepur Village’s head of security.
Life can sometimes throw unimaginable challenges at us, but it's the human spirit's resilience and determination that can lead to remarkable stories of triumph.
Lia's life is a testament to this spirit, marked by adversity, courage, and ultimate success. Lia's story draws parallels to other stories of perseverance, and highlights the crucial role of organisations like Sreepur Village in transforming lives.
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.