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Celebrating Pohela Boishakh

Celebrating Pohela Boishakh

April 16, 2018

Pohela Boishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year, was celebrated in The Sreepur Village with traditional festivities and enthusiasm. Every year during Pohela Boishakh, the country’s biggest cultural festival, people of all walks of life, especially children and teenagers, come out at daybreak wearing traditional dresses eager to celebrate their most cultural day. The festivals of Pohela Boishakh have become an integral part of Bengladesh since it began over six centuries ago. Mughal Emperor Akbar introduced the Bangla calendar in 1556, as part of the Georgian Calendar, in a bid to streamline the timing of land tax collection. However, true to their centuries-old tradition, people from all walks of life of the country welcome the Bengali New Year 1425, with new hopes and aspirations for a better and peaceful ye

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The Preparations of Pohela Boishakh have begun...

The Preparations of Pohela Boishakh have begun...

April 12, 2018

As Pohela Boishakh (Bengali New Year) approaches this weekend preparations are well under way at The Sreepur Village.  It is here once more, that charming time of the year when the age-old Bengali spirit of festivity is renewed to welcome the Bengali New Year. Pohela Boishakh is practically around the corner and there are arrangements a plenty to praise this celebration.

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My Trip to Bangladesh, by Emma our UK Fundraiser

My Trip to Bangladesh, by Emma our UK Fundraiser

April 05, 2018

I oversee fundraising in the UK for The Sreepur Village so before my trip I was feeling fairly confident of what to expect and see in the heart of Bangladesh or so I thought I did.  What I didn’t expect to see was over 700 smiling faces, children content to play with just a leaf and mothers willing to do the smallest of jobs so that they could have the biggest results, like feed their families.

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Summer at Sreepur

Summer at Sreepur

October 11, 2017

Read a round up on our summer news here!

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Garment Training and Mothers Livelihood

Garment Training and Mothers Livelihood

September 29, 2017

The garment industry of Bangladesh has played an important role in economically enriching a large group of poor and vulnerable women. Today, approximately 80% of garment workers are women. So, having this source of income not only helps women to lead a better life but it also provides them with more confidence at home, a social sphere and higher self-esteem. The most important thing is, however, that they can survive and help save their families. The number of women from impoverished northern districts of Bangladesh joining the garments sector are much lower due to lack of awareness of opportunities, risks of relocation, and uncertainty about securing a job quickly.

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Flooding in Bangladesh

Flooding in Bangladesh

August 30, 2017

The recent flooding in Bangladesh has submerged more than a third of the low-lying area of the country, affecting over 7.5 million inhabitants and killing at least 147 people. Although the overall flood situation in most affected areas has improved, as the flood water comes down the situation is actually becoming worse. In this current state, the flood-hit people are passing their days in misery as most of the farmers have lost their crops, cattle, and fish farms. 

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National Mourning Day

National Mourning Day

August 15, 2017

People from all walks of life of Bangladesh, observed the National Mourning Day today with due respect and solemnity, marking the 42nd death anniversary of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh.

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A new Memorandum of Understanding is signed with Amari Hotels

A new Memorandum of Understanding is signed with Amari Hotels

August 03, 2017

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Learning is fun!

Learning is fun!

July 14, 2017

All of the mothers of The Sreepur Village are required to participate in our education programme.

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Shopping Trip!

Shopping Trip!

July 10, 2017

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.

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Eid-ul-Fitr

Eid-ul-Fitr

July 05, 2017

We are sorry for our delay in sharing our Eid celebrations with you but we've all been having such a wonderful time. 

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How we are helping to save Bangladeshi's children from drowning

How we are helping to save Bangladeshi's children from drowning

July 05, 2017

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Mat Silvester - A Day in My Life at Sreepur

Mat Silvester - A Day in My Life at Sreepur

February 01, 2017 6 Comments

The project has been a huge part of my life since my mother first travelled to Bangladesh in 1977, and I have probably met many of you, the supporters, during the years as my mother has asked me to carry various objects or provide basic IT support.

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World Food Day - 16th October

World Food Day - 16th October

October 26, 2016

The 16th October was World Food Day - we thought we would mark this day by telling you about a usual day in The Grand Dining Hall

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A huge thank you to the BanglaSoc of Cambridge University...

A huge thank you to the BanglaSoc of Cambridge University...

October 21, 2016

A huge thank you to the BanglaSoc of Cambridge University who have been fundraising for Sreepur Village for over a year now!

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World Poetry Day - 6th October

World Poetry Day - 6th October

October 11, 2016

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