To mark the end of Story Telling Week we are delighted to share with you some pictures of our new library which is currently being updated.
Led by Matthew, our child development specialist, the school teachers have been busy working on modernising the school library. Last year, we restructured our school and teaching system so that we could improve each-and-every child’s learning experience, and to keep in line with these plans, the library is now being reorganized, painted and most importantly filled with a selection of new books.
A considerable number of our supporters have kindly donated books over the course of the year so now we have many books that, today, our teachers are busily placing on bookshelves.
On 6th February, we will open the newly furnished library for all the mothers and children of The Sreepur Village. The children are waiting enthusiastically for this day so that they can have access to the new library and its new books.
Our teachers regularly encourage the children to go to the library, as they feel it will help them to increase their reading habits.The library is key for exposing children to all kinds of reading and literature material and we believe a well-resourced library not only brings joy and a love of reading, but it also helps to develop confidence which our children, on arrival, really do not have.
Do please contact us if you would like to donate to our library or alternatively visit: http://bit.ly/2j9VK41 to buy one of our bookmarks, made entirely by hand by the women of The Sreepur Village.
For some, a routine visit to the dentist is the norm but for many Bangladeshi's this is not the case.
As the majority of the women and children of The Sreepur Village have never ever been to a dentist the prevalence of their dental suffering is quite high.
As this week is Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week we wanted to share with you the story of one of our beneficiaries. By raising awareness, we hope that more people will be able to help put an end to such brutalities.
Presently, at The Sreepur Village, 60% of the mothers have faced some form of sexual abuse or violence in their lifetime. We would like to share with you the story of Sathi who is unmarried and an under-aged mother of The Sreepur Village
In rural Bangladesh public transportation is a nightmare for women, especially for the poor and marginalised. If our mothers could learn vital skills in repairing bicycles such as how to fix a puncture, then this would help them in many ways. With such skills, the mothers could set up their own businesses, they could also save money by repairing their own bikes, and ultimately by learning to cycle this would not only give them freedom but would also be a life saver in the villages especially in the Char (River Island).