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Every Woman Day

Every Woman Day

September 04, 2019

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Organic September

Organic September

September 02, 2019

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National Gardening Week

National Gardening Week

April 29, 2019

“My name is Amina Khatun and I am living in The Sreepur village. One of the things I am learning is how to make sack gardening, which will be extremely useful to me and my family when we return to our community in the near future.”

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World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day

March 21, 2019 1 Comment

My Cat', by Shoma, 

"You are my love

I feel happy when you are with me

Why are you so angry?

You are my sleeping friend

Don't ever leave me

I love you"

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World Kindness Day, 2018

World Kindness Day, 2018

November 13, 2018 3 Comments

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

 

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International School Library Month

International School Library Month

October 01, 2018

To mark the start of International School Library month, we asked one of our children in The Sreepur Village to tell us what she thought about the school library and we also asked one of our mothers to tell us how the literacy classes have helped to change her life.

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Keeping Families together - it's what we do.

Keeping Families together - it's what we do.

May 08, 2018 1 Comment

Throughout my life, I never ever thought I would have a decent day. Now, I don’t have to think about my next meal, my security and where I will sleep.  I have seen some awful things. What have I seen? I do not want to remember those days”, says Munia one of The Sreepur  Village mothers. Eight months ago, she was welcomed into the village with her five month old  baby girl. Let’s hear, from her, how she found a decent life at The Sreepur Village.

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National Gardening Week

National Gardening Week

April 30, 2018

As this week is National Gardening Week, The Sreepur Village would like to highlight the training they offer so that over 200 mothers, in the future, can live self-sufficiently, confidently knowing that their children will not starve.

For the three meals a day that The Sreepur Village provides, a small piece of farm land in the village has been partitioned into different sections for growing vegetables, 60% of which is dedicated to feeding our mothers and children fresh vegetables and, sometimes, salad.

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English Language Day

English Language Day

April 23, 2018

English Language Day is celebrated each year on April 23 – both William Shakespeare’s birthday and the date he died. Shakespeare has been called the greatest writer in the English language.  A worthy number of people consider English as the unofficial “world language” because it is so widely used. English is the main language of business and communication so the learning of English is not only essential but also very significant.

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National Conversation Week 19th-26th March

National Conversation Week 19th-26th March

March 19, 2018

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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 - 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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Growing Minds, Growing Vegetables

Growing Minds, Growing Vegetables

November 14, 2017

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Celebrating our 1,000 mother to join Sreepur!

Celebrating our 1,000 mother to join Sreepur!

October 20, 2017

For the last 28 years, The Sreepur Village has been working hard to help destitute single mothers and their children, aiding their development in every aspect of life so that they can live confidently and independently in an economically self-reliant society. Following this path, we recently had the opportunity to rehabilitate our 1,000 mother, Rakhi.

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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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Celebrating International Literacy Day

Celebrating International Literacy Day

September 18, 2017

The environment in which women can acquire and retain literacy skills is shaped by various forms of social, economic and religious restrictions and for poverty-stricken women in rural Bangladesh, the opportunity to study is simply not an option. Instead many women stay at home spending most of their lives as housewives. which can create conditions where literacy skills can be lost which in turn leads to a new form of vulnerability. Our mothers are the best example of this vulnerability. 

The Sreepur Village believes in addressing women's literacy to improve confidence and the quality of lives. This helps to reduce poverty, increases work opportunities and in doing so improves the mother and child’s health and well-being.

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Life at Sreepur: Monira and Konika

Life at Sreepur: Monira and Konika

August 24, 2017

"One year later, after my daughter has grown up, I plan to master the art of tailoring and candle making, schemes which are taught here in #TheSreepurVillage. There is a candle making factory in my local area where I can work and earn some cash. Then I would love to open a small tailoring shop. So, that’s the plan for now, but most importantly I do not want to be a burden to anyone.”

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