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National Conversation Week 2019

National Conversation Week 2019

March 18, 2019

In The Sreepur Village, we emphasise the benefits of talking to each other and we always encourage our mothers and children to say how they feel, share their concerns or simply share their day with another by means of talking.

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Nutrition and Hydration Week 2019

Nutrition and Hydration Week 2019

March 11, 2019

Following a recent storm in Bangladesh, many of the crops that were due to be harvested this month in The Sreepur Village have been destroyed. We are now looking to raise £5000 to cover the cost of these lost crops and appeal to you, during Nutrition Week, to help us raise the necessary funds so that we can not only grow more crops but help to grow minds too - feeding more families to a healthier future.

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International Women's Day - #BalanceforBetter

International Women's Day - #BalanceforBetter

March 08, 2019

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The Sreepur Village - 30 Remarkable Years (1989-2019)

The Sreepur Village - 30 Remarkable Years (1989-2019)

February 13, 2019

The Sreepur Village, Shishu Polli Plus, was established at Sreepur in 1989 on a 15-acre site and has over the last 30 years, successfully re-integrated 897 mothers and 3043 children back into the community. The charity still strongly believes that poverty should not separate mothers from their children and in doing so continues to empower vulnerable women so that more families can gain a better quality of life for the future.

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Story Telling Week - A Day in the Life of Rahima

Story Telling Week - A Day in the Life of Rahima

January 30, 2019

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Christmas Day

Christmas Day

December 28, 2018

This Christmas Day, we wished all of our children at The Sreepur Village, a very Happy Birthday. Every year we choose this day to celebrate the birthdays of all our beneficiaries as the majority have come to us abandoned and will never know their real date of birth.

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   Bangladesh - 47th Anniversary of Victory

   Bangladesh - 47th Anniversary of Victory

December 17, 2018

Yesterday, The Sreepur village celebrated Victory Day (Bijoy Dibos) which begun with the national flag proudly waiving high above the school campus.

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 03, 2018

Ignorance and wrong beliefs surrounding disability, compounded with a negative and derogatory attitude of the community (including family members) have contributed to the marginal development in the disability sector in Bangladesh.

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 25, 2018

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World Kindness Day, 2018

World Kindness Day, 2018

November 13, 2018 11 Comments

“We can change the world by our kindness. Kindness Begins with me.” Anik

 

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Merseyside Embroiderers Guild Endeavour Exhibition (September 22-29)

Merseyside Embroiderers Guild Endeavour Exhibition (September 22-29)

September 24, 2018

This weekend, Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral opened its doors to showcase the Merseyside Embroiderers Guild Endeavour Exhibition.

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National Mourning Day - August 15, 2018

National Mourning Day - August 15, 2018

August 17, 2018

The 15th August is a significant day in Bangladesh as it is also National Mourning Day. In the Sreepur Village, the day's activities commenced with the students performing poetry and then gifts were distributed amongst all the children.

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World Breast Feeding Week (Aug 1-7)

World Breast Feeding Week (Aug 1-7)

August 07, 2018

In 2018, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) issued a new 10 point guidance to further raise awareness on the benefits of early breastfeeding. According to research, breastfeeding babies for the first two years would annually save the lives of more than 8,20,000 children under the age five.

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SwimSafe in The Sreepur Village

SwimSafe in The Sreepur Village

July 20, 2018

On Monday the #SwimSafe schemes commenced once again in The Sreepur Village. They are run by a team from the CIPRB (Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh) who, along with assistance from the British RNLI, have devised learn to swim schemes that are run in both rural and urban areas in Bangladesh

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The Sreepur Village Beauty Salon

The Sreepur Village Beauty Salon

July 09, 2018

We are delighted to share with you photos of The Sreepur Village's newly opened beauty Salon.

Trisha, our Chair of Trustees, travelled from the UK to unveil the new salon.

 

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Drowning Prevention Week

Drowning Prevention Week

June 15, 2018

This week in the UK its #DrowningPreventionWeek and in Bangladesh right now its the rainy season which means hundreds of families, in flood-stricken areas, will lose their homes but most importantly their lives. 

 

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Eid Preparations

Eid Preparations

June 13, 2018

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Volunteers Week

Volunteers Week

June 01, 2018

As today marks the start of Volunteers Week, this is not just an opportunity for us to thank all of our volunteers but it is also a chance for us to share with you some of the stories of how our volunteers have got involved and helped The Sreepur Village charity.

Dorothy has supported The Sreepur Village, Bangladesh almost from it' s inception. As a British Airways long haul stewardess she was aware of Pat Kerr’s vision for a new village where mothers and children could live together and babies could not be taken away from their mothers to go into an orphanage, which would leave both parties damaged.

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Ramadan in The Sreepur Village 2018

Ramadan in The Sreepur Village 2018

May 25, 2018

The holy month of Ramadan started a week ago in Bangladesh which witnesses, for one month, devout Muslims observing, dawn-to-dusk, a fast for self-purification and divine blessings. The scenery of Ramadan in Sreepur Village is distinguished. The mothers and children are dedicated to their fasting and while the mothers training hour has changed a little due to prayer, everyone still attends all the regular activities.

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Moving On - Life After The Sreepur Village

Moving On - Life After The Sreepur Village

May 23, 2018 31 Comments

At regular intervals, and for three months, a group (12-15) of our mothers and their families move to a pre-rehabilitation centre, known as the half-way house as a reintegration step into the community. Earlier this month, 15 mothers went to the half-way house and the local community. They began their lives in a new and independent way.

The mothers are also currently completing their training in sewing, garment training, small business shop and bamboo weaving and various other training schemes. We recruit our mothers in such training schemes so that they can earn a livelihood immediately after leaving The Sreepur Village and completing their three-month period in the rehabilitation centre

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#NationalSmileMonth

#NationalSmileMonth

May 21, 2018

Think about something that particularly makes you smile. What was it that made you happy? Was it because you had your loved ones near? Or you were surrounded by a beautiful landscape or some good people? Or that you have lots of money?

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Foster Care Fortnight

Foster Care Fortnight

May 18, 2018

As part of #FosterFortnight, The Sreepur Village is a mother and child-focused organisation, in which every activity that is carried out is for the development of the 500 children and 200 mothers. At The Sreepur Village, whilst the vast majority of children have mothers, some have been abandoned or come from a life of trafficking.

Childhood is a period where parents are essential firstly, for the child’s survival and existence and then later for their full physical and mental growth. Emotionally, a child needs love and affection and the feeling and knowing that they are wanted and accepted in the family and community where they can have some sense of security and continuity.

 

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Ramadan 2018

Ramadan 2018

May 16, 2018

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Tommy Miah’s Cauli Balti Recipe - National Vegetarian Week

Tommy Miah’s Cauli Balti Recipe - National Vegetarian Week

May 16, 2018

As part of #NationalVegetarianWeek we are delighted to share with you one of Tommy Miah's fantastic vegetarian recipes.

Not only is Tommy Miah a Bangladeshi-born British chef and owner of the Raj restaurant in Edinburgh but he is also ambassador of The Sreepur Village charity.

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