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Bobita's Story of Resilience and Determination

Bobita's Story of Resilience and Determination

March 26, 2024

 

In 2020 after her husband left her for another woman, Bobita was welcomed at Sreepur Village, the only residential organisation in Bangladesh to offer long-term training and development to mothers while ensuring they remain together with their children

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Durga Puja 2023 - Annual Hindu Festival

Durga Puja 2023 - Annual Hindu Festival

November 02, 2023

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Lia's Inspiring Journey: From Adversity to Triumph

Lia's Inspiring Journey: From Adversity to Triumph

September 26, 2023 1 Comment

Life can sometimes throw unimaginable challenges at us, but it's the human spirit's resilience and determination that can lead to remarkable stories of triumph.

Lia's life is a testament to this spirit, marked by adversity, courage, and ultimate success. Lia's story draws parallels to other stories of perseverance, and highlights the crucial role of organisations like Sreepur Village in transforming lives.

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Getting Back To Life - A Story of Survival and Success

Getting Back To Life - A Story of Survival and Success

August 25, 2023

Out of the blue, at the tender age of 13, Chia found herself sitting on a bridal stage, about to marry a man who was 35 years old. Her parents had arranged the match, finding the man from their nearby locality in Bhairab.

He was a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) businessman who occasionally sold vegetables and fruits on the street. Chia's aspirations and youthful dreams were abruptly interrupted by this sudden marriage. Instead of books, she found herself with kitchen utensils in her hands. She went from feeling like a princess to becoming a servant overnight.

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Janette Porter - Appointed Chair of Trustees June 2023

Janette Porter - Appointed Chair of Trustees June 2023

June 28, 2023

My name is Janette Porter and I am the daughter of Ruby Porter MBE, a long standing supporter and former trustee of Sreepur Village who continues to inspire me with her unrelenting passion for Sreepur village. I have been a trustee for eight years the two year's previous to that I was an advisor to the board of trustees.

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Sumi's Journey -A Story of Success

Sumi's Journey -A Story of Success

June 27, 2023

 Sumi's journey is a testament to her   resilience and determination to create a  better life for herself and her child. Her success serves as an inspiration to all   those facing adversity, reminding us of   the transformative power of support, training, and the opportunity to rebuild one's life.

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An Afternoon of Chari-TEA

An Afternoon of Chari-TEA

June 27, 2023

"The charity obviously has a huge positive impact on the women and children it supports and probably the wider community. 
healthcare, education and training are all key to building a functioning and stable society. It must be so rewarding for you all when you see a child develop into a young, educated woman, who can help provide for their families all because of the hard work and dedication of the Sreepur Village team and their donors."

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World Menstrual Hygiene Day - 28 May 2023

World Menstrual Hygiene Day - 28 May 2023

May 23, 2023

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Sara - From Struggle to Success

Sara - From Struggle to Success

March 22, 2023

We share with you a story of Sharifa, a mother who has had her fair share of struggles in life and who recently, along with her family, visited Sreepur to share with us her successes in life.

The sudden death of Sharifa's husband in late 2004 left her as the sole provider for her four children. With no one to turn to for help, Sharifa felt lonely, scared and desperate for her family's future survival. 

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Fruitful Connections

Fruitful Connections

March 14, 2023

This March, in conjunction with British Science Week, we are launching 'Fruitful Connections

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Girls' Cricket Tournament

Girls' Cricket Tournament

March 14, 2023

 

It was a bright and sunny day on the 12th of March when Sreepur Village hosted day one of the girls' cricket tournament.

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International Women's Day 2023

International Women's Day 2023

March 08, 2023 2 Comments

 

This #WomensDay we share with you Akhi's story of determination and how she is embracing equity in the face of adversity.

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International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day

February 21, 2023

Today at Sreepur Village, Bangladesh, our mothers and their children along with members of staff celebrated International Mother Language Day, honouring the language movement martyrs.

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Three Decades of Dedication - Ruby Porter, MBE

Three Decades of Dedication - Ruby Porter, MBE

February 09, 2023 3 Comments

As Ruby Porter, MBE, retires as trustee to Sreepur Village, we would like to share with you Ruby's story of how she became involved with the charity and how she continued to dedicate her time to us over the last three decades

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Sheli's Story of Success

Sheli's Story of Success

January 17, 2023 6 Comments

A mother of two children Sheli sought shelter from Sreepur Village, Bangladesh, in May 2018 when her husband died in a road accident. Her husband was a CNG-run auto-rickshaw driver. Sadly, road accidents in Bangladesh kill and permanently disable thousands of people each year.

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Sreepur's Big Give Christmas Challenge - Supporting Families during a Climate Crisis in Bangladesh

Sreepur's Big Give Christmas Challenge - Supporting Families during a Climate Crisis in Bangladesh

November 22, 2022

North Eastern Bangladeshi residents build their houses at that height to prevent floods from washing away their homes. Nevertheless, this year floods in Sunamgonj district in Sylhet division wiped out lots of houses as well as many lives!   

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Denim Dreams By Shilpi

Denim Dreams By Shilpi

October 18, 2022

Throughout her three years at Sreepur Village, Shilpi has given emphasis to tailoring - she used to do some basic tailoring in her village. Upon arrival at Sreepur she initially completed all of their basic tailoring training but for the last year and a half she has been focusing solely on bag making.

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Art Classes for Mental Wellbeing

Art Classes for Mental Wellbeing

September 28, 2022 1 Comment

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its main mode of expression and communication.

At Sreepur we do not have an art therapist but we do have a resident artist, Milon, who often teaches therapeutic art in his classes as the majority of children that come to live at Sreepur have witnessed or been part of a traumatic experience.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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In Memory of Mark Gillespie

In Memory of Mark Gillespie

November 26, 2021

Mark Gillespie joined us as a volunteer in the late 1980’s and was very much part of the move from Dhaka to Sreepur and the setting up of what is now, The Sreepur Village charity.

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Night Shelter and SUCCESS

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. 

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Trustees Week 2021 - Sabbir Karim

Trustees Week 2021 - Sabbir Karim

November 04, 2021

This week, as part of Trustees Week, we are highlighting the great work of all our trustees and today we would like to share with you the amazing work of one of our Trustees, Sabbir Karim.

We asked Sabbir if he could summarise The Sreepur Village in three words what would he say, Sabbir told us, "Hope, Education and Equality".

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