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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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10th December 2017 - World Human Rights Day

10th December 2017 - World Human Rights Day

December 10, 2017

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home -- so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world” Eleanor Roosevelt (The Chair of the drafting committee of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights).

Today, the world will be observing Human Rights Day, and if you follow The Sreepur Village, you will see how we wholly support this declaration.

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Warm Clothing For Rohingya Refugees

Warm Clothing For Rohingya Refugees

December 07, 2017

The Rohingya refugees, who have already suffered Bangladesh’s stifling heat and monsoon rains, are now bracing themselves for a harsh winter; and with a lack of warm clothing this only adds to their ongoing misery. At the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar (Southern Bangladesh), doctors are warning against the increased risk of an outbreak of cold-borne diseases, such as respiratory tract infections.

In such conditions it is the children that are the most vulnerable. During winter, the temperature in Cox’s Bazar dips to around 10–15 degrees, with December and January being the most unbearable months.

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 06, 2017

To mark the 26th International Day of Persons with Disabilities, The Sreepur Village rehabilitation team organised a day themed on the “Transformation towards a sustainable and resilient society for all”.

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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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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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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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National Volunteers Week with Becky Horsbrugh

National Volunteers Week with Becky Horsbrugh

June 02, 2017

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Zahanara: Dreaming of The Sreepur Village

Zahanara: Dreaming of The Sreepur Village

May 10, 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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Sreepur Cards - feedback from one of our supporters...

Sreepur Cards - feedback from one of our supporters...

November 16, 2016

This morning we received an email from one of our supporters - what lovely words! 

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“The only true all-charity card“ -  Guardian Money

“The only true all-charity card“ -  Guardian Money

November 14, 2016

Extreme poverty leads to family breakdown and in Bangladesh many young boys run away from home and travel enormous distances riding on train carriage links or on the roof. Many end up in Dhaka and are exploited by working from dawn to dusk for roadside street vendors.

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The story of a Trustee - Pat Dreusicke

The story of a Trustee - Pat Dreusicke

November 10, 2016

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Do you want to meet to the youngest member of the Sreepur Village family?

Do you want to meet to the youngest member of the Sreepur Village family?

November 03, 2016

Let us introduce you to Falguni. She is only 52 days old.

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The Sreepur Village Observed ‘Diwali’ Festival - October 2016

The Sreepur Village Observed ‘Diwali’ Festival - October 2016

November 02, 2016


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Hotel InterContinental – Dhaka visit The Sreepur Village

Hotel InterContinental – Dhaka visit The Sreepur Village

October 27, 2016

Yesterday The Sreepur Village was visited by a team from the Hotel InterContinental – Dhaka.

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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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