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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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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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Sreepur Village Marks 34 Years of Transforming Lives in Bangladesh

Sreepur Village Marks 34 Years of Transforming Lives in Bangladesh

February 07, 2023 2 Comments

The charity, Sreepur Village, is proud to mark 34 years of transforming the lives of single mothers and their children by hosting a lively celebration filled with activities and fun in their village grounds in Gazipur, Bangladesh.

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Sheli's Story of Success

Sheli's Story of Success

January 17, 2023 5 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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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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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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International Women's Day

International Women's Day

March 08, 2022

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