Every three months a group of our mothers from Sreepur Village go to visit the Half-way House (pre-rehabilitation centre) as a part of our community rehabilitation strategy.
Last week, some of our mothers took a trip out to the Half-way House and into the local community. They are using this as an experience to help them start their new lives and are accompanied by one of our staff from the Village – practising and getting used to visiting the wider community. For this trip, they were out shopping to buy family necessities, crockery and food. They went to the nearby market for grocery shopping. The mothers work together to do their shopping and as a group they learn how to choose products, work out the cost and manage their money.
The mothers had a wonderful day and hugely enjoyed their experience at the market – all returning to the Village with smiling faces!!
As it is #NutritionMonth and #youcancareweek would you like to see what snacks The Sreepur Village provides the children during school times?
Living in a remote village in Bangladesh’s Sunamgaj District, Runu Bala struggled to feed her three children. Without land and living near to Tanguar Haor - a large wetland area in North-Eastern Bangladesh that gets flooded for five to six months of the year - it was hard for Runu to grow vegetables or other crops. Vegetables are an essential source of nutrition for a sound and healthy body, but in Bangladesh, two out of every three children born are underweight due to malnutrition.
In Bangladesh, many mothers, like Runu, don't have enough land to cultivate vegetables conventionally. Sack gardening does not require much space and a variety of vegetables can be grown according to need and taste. The bags are also easy to move, which is important for families living on 'char' lands (River Island) and riverbanks, who are often forced to move as their villages become flooded. The large majority of our mothers are from the Char area.
In celebration of International Women’s Day 2018, the mothers’ association of the Sreepur Village arranged a cultural programme and led a discussion which focussed on this year’s theme of #PressforProgress. It was an opportunity for the Sreepur mothers to celebrate womanhood in all its form and during the two-hour long discussion, the mothers primarily discussed the importance of self-reliance, training and development, they also thanked The Sreepur Village for supporting them and their children.