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Preparations Continue for Pohela Boishakh

Preparations Continue for Pohela Boishakh

April 13, 2018

Watch our video to see how The Sreepur Village prepares for Pohela Boishakh (Bengali New Year)

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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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Snack Time at Sreepur

Snack Time at Sreepur

March 16, 2018

As it is #NutritionMonth and #youcancareweek would you like to see what snacks The Sreepur Village provides the children during school times?

We offer snacks in school because they are a powerful tool in ensuring a child's good health and nutrition. Regular school snacks mean our children benefit from getting nutritious meals and staying in school without any physical hardship. When their stomachs are full, the children are more focused and tend to perform better. A child that takes a nutritionally adequate meal has been shown to fall sick less often and has improved school attendance. The children of The Sreepur Village are very much influenced by their classmates and always eat better in the circle of their friends.

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Nutrition and Hydration Week

Nutrition and Hydration Week

March 12, 2018

Living in a remote village in Bangladesh’s Sunamgaj District, Runu Bala struggled to feed her three children. Without land and living near to Tanguar Haor - a large wetland area in North-Eastern Bangladesh that gets flooded for five to six months of the year - it was hard for Runu to grow vegetables or other crops. Vegetables are an essential source of nutrition for a sound and healthy body, but in Bangladesh, two out of every three children born are underweight due to malnutrition.

In Bangladesh, many mothers, like Runu, don't have enough land to cultivate vegetables conventionally. Sack gardening does not require much space and a variety of vegetables can be grown according to need and taste. The bags are also easy to move, which is important for families living on 'char' lands (River Island) and riverbanks, who are often forced to move as their villages become flooded. The large majority of our mothers are from the Char area.

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International Women's Day at The Sreepur Village

International Women's Day at The Sreepur Village

March 09, 2018

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2018, the mothers’ association of the Sreepur Village arranged a cultural programme and led a discussion which focussed on this year’s theme of #PressforProgress. It was an opportunity for the Sreepur mothers to celebrate womanhood in all its form and during the two-hour long discussion, the mothers primarily discussed the importance of self-reliance, training and development, they also thanked The Sreepur Village for supporting them and their children.

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International Women's Day 2018 - Rays of Hope

International Women's Day 2018 - Rays of Hope

March 08, 2018

Today is International Women's Day and The Sreepur Village would like to share with you a story of hope and empowerment:

After the death of her husband, Khadija and her three children were evicted from their home by her husband’s elder brother. Abandoned and alone the only option for Khadija and her children was to move to Dhaka. 

It was whilst living in a park that Khadija’s children met an organisation that offered to refer them all to The Sreepur Village (Shishu Polli Plus), the only residential mother and child project in Bangladesh. Without The Sreepur Village Khadija would have had to place her children in institutional care and spend the rest of her life alone on the streets of Dhaka.

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International Women's Day 2018 - My Second Family

International Women's Day 2018 - My Second Family

March 08, 2018

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World Book Day

World Book Day

March 01, 2018

Today is World Book Day and The Sreepur Village would like to take this opportunity to share with you the story of Alo, a 45-year-old mother of four children and whose name means light.

Alo, real name Sobeda Begum, lost her husband 12 years ago just before the birth of her youngest son. Her husband was an agriculture labourer and the only earner of the family and one day he never returned home. Due to Alo’s early marriage she never had the opportunity to go to school.

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International Mother Language - Competition Time

International Mother Language - Competition Time

February 26, 2018

As International Mother Language Day, held annually on February 21, is such a significant event, we would like to share with you, in detail, the activities that The Sreepur Village organised on this most memorable day.

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Victory Day 2017

Victory Day 2017

December 20, 2017

Last Saturday, the nation celebrated the 47th Victory Day, paying homage to three million victims and freedom fighters of the Liberation War. The Sreepur Village, Bangladesh, also celebrated this memorable day and in the morning the National flag was proudly waiving high above the school building. 

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Orange the World – End Violence Against Women and Girls

Orange the World – End Violence Against Women and Girls

November 27, 2017

November 25, was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls.

One in three women and girls around the world has experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. Currently, The Sreepur Village is working to empower 150 mothers, of which the following are: 23 divorced, 57 abandoned, 30 separated,      5 unmarried, 35 widowed. Out of these 150 women, regardless of their marital status, over 100 have experienced some form of brutal violence in their lifetime.

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International Day of the Girl: The Story of Confidence

International Day of the Girl: The Story of Confidence

October 20, 2017

We at The Sreepur Village are proud to share with you a story of confidence and determination. Empowering women and children so they feel confident and equal in society is key to every single girl child, and the story of Setu shows that with love, encouragement, support and education, dreams can come true.

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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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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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Zahanara: Dreaming of The Sreepur Village

Zahanara: Dreaming of The Sreepur Village

May 10, 2017

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The Judo Team of The Sreepur Village

The Judo Team of The Sreepur Village

April 05, 2017

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Celebrating the 47th Independence Day of Bangladesh

Celebrating the 47th Independence Day of Bangladesh

March 29, 2017 1 Comment

The 26th March is the most important day in the history of Bangladesh. The Sreepur Village celebrated the 47th Independence and National Day, with a vow to build a standard, happy life for the mothers and children, providing freedom from violence and poverty.

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International Women's Day - The Advancement of Momina

International Women's Day - The Advancement of Momina

March 15, 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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