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!!
The environment in which women can acquire and retain literacy skills is shaped by various forms of social, economic and religious restrictions and for poverty-stricken women in rural Bangladesh, the opportunity to study is simply not an option. Instead many women stay at home spending most of their lives as housewives. which can create conditions where literacy skills can be lost which in turn leads to a new form of vulnerability. Our mothers are the best example of this vulnerability.
The Sreepur Village believes in addressing women's literacy to improve confidence and the quality of lives. This helps to reduce poverty, increases work opportunities and in doing so improves the mother and child’s health and well-being.