Night Shelter and SUCCESS


November 19, 2021

We are delighted to share with you that, after 19 months, we have re-opened up our Girl’s Night Shelter and resumed our SUCCESS project: Slum and Urban Community Children Education Schooling Support. 

In 2020 46 slum based 2nd category street children(who have family or extended family in slums) enrolled into the SUCCESS project with school admission (Primary level) in Nikunja and Khilkhet areas of Dhaka with different schools.

Non-school going and poor children who have dropped out of school, 8 years or above, are eligible for the programme. We monitor their school attendance and education progress and we also provide financial support of 700 TAKA for a child to continue their education. We planned to increase the number of children up to 100 in 2020 but due to the pandemic it was not possible.

There is also a Toy Resource Centre where children can play, they particularly like this as there are no spaces like this for children living in urban slums. 

During the 19-month long closure 20 out of 46 children dropped out of the SUCCESS project.  Now we have re-opened we are also expecting large numbers of girls to be in need of our girls night shelter.

The girls mainly come from Dhaka Airport railway station and we provide them with beds, washing facilities, breakfast, recreation and games. 

We are following strict rules outlined by this worldwide pandemic and our focus as always is on the health, hygiene and happiness of all our girls.

According to local Government Health Department statistics our infection rate is currently below 2 percent.

 

This week senior management of Le Meridian Hotel (Marriot Group) spent a few hours with our SUCCESS children as part of Spirit to Serve. They cut a celebration cake with all the children, provided everyone with a delicious lunch and engaged the children in a number of art initiatives.

The day, like the named programme, was a huge SUCCESS and everybody enjoyed it immensely.

Donating to our SUCCESS project and Girls Night Shelter means that more children can be off the streets away from trafficking, abuse, child marriage and danger and instead we will ensure that they are cared for and given the chance to learn and play in a safe and secure environment.

 

  

 



Leave a comment


Also in News

A Story of Success at Sreepur
A Story of Success at Sreepur

August 30, 2022

This #CharityTuesday we would like to share a story of success and a great example of how Sreepur Village, Bangladesh continues to help transform lives with hope, education, independence and dignity.

Read More

SwimSafe June 2022
SwimSafe June 2022

June 20, 2022

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.

Read More

Talking Science and Seeds by Lady Sue Tunnicliffe
Talking Science and Seeds by Lady Sue Tunnicliffe

March 14, 2022

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.

Read More