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Library Month 2019

Library Month 2019

September 24, 2019

There’s no better way of celebrating the soon approaching #LibraryMonth than sharing an empowering story from one of our child beneficiaries.

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World Hunger Day

World Hunger Day

May 28, 2019

Hunger: It’s About Sustainability

As today marks World Hunger Day, The Sreepur Village strongly believes that poverty should not separate children from their mothers and, as the only charity in Bangladesh to keep them together, it focuses heavily on ways to sustain an end to poverty.

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National Vegetarian Week

National Vegetarian Week

May 14, 2018

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Mother Earth Day

Mother Earth Day

April 22, 2018

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World Health Day

World Health Day

April 11, 2018

The theme of this year’s World Health Day is “Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere” and here in The Sreepur Village we make sure that the 200 mothers and over 500 children, in our care, are entitled to quality health services. Our mothers join us from different remote areas of the country, they are from poverty-stricken families and more than often have not been able to obtain the minimum health facilities which, in turn, affects the health of the entire family. 

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The Sreepur Village Celebrates the 48th Independence Day

The Sreepur Village Celebrates the 48th Independence Day

March 26, 2018

On Sunday, The Sreepur Village, celebrated the 48th Independence Day by participating in different programmes organised by the Sreepur Village School.

As a first phase of the programme, the children of the Sreepur Village School celebrated the free spirit of the Bangladeshi Independence day with great fervour and joy. In excited anticipation, they gathered in the school grounds for an assembly while the national flag was hoisted by Pat and Imran (our two directors) and the melody of the national anthem of Bangladesh played in the background.

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National Conversation Week 19th-26th March

National Conversation Week 19th-26th March

March 19, 2018

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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 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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International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day

February 26, 2018

At the crack of dawn, everyone walked bare foot to lay wreaths at the alter of the Shaheed Minar (a memorial monument) and paid their respects to the language martyrs of 1952.

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Picnic

Picnic

January 26, 2018

Last week we took the mothers and children of the Sreepur Village for a picnic. Who would have thought that this season could be so accommodating and the ideal setting for a treat or two!

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Keeping The Sreepur Children Warm and Cosy

Keeping The Sreepur Children Warm and Cosy

December 22, 2017

The Sreepur Village is wrapping up the week with a visit from Blankadesh, a remarkable charity which, every winter, distributes fleece blankets to poor children throughout Bangladesh.

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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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Fifth Grade Exams

Fifth Grade Exams

November 22, 2017

Primary Education Completion (PEC) tests have begun in Bangladesh and fourteen fifth grade students from the Sreepur Village will be taking these exams this year.  Prior to this, fifth grade students would take the Primary Education Certificate examination.

For the last few days our children, their mothers and the teachers have been heavily engaged in preparations for their forthcoming exams. In the morning, before they left the village for the exam centre, we took a photo of them. They were a little nervous, however, at the assembly hall all the children, teachers and staff wished them good luck and GOOD LUCK from all of us too.

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Growing Minds, Growing Vegetables

Growing Minds, Growing Vegetables

November 14, 2017

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Adoption Awareness Month

Adoption Awareness Month

November 10, 2017

November is being observed as adoption awareness month. The purpose is to raise awareness and to put the limelight on adoption as a means of building families for children. Throughout the world, every child deserves to be part of a family, however, this is not always the case. This month will not only be raising awareness, but it will also be focusing on the ways adoption touches our lives and how we can make a better life for every child.

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Support to Rohingya

Support to Rohingya

October 30, 2017

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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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The Rohingya Crisis - Day Three

The Rohingya Crisis - Day Three

October 04, 2017

This morning we had a very early breakfast then drove to Shah Pori Diip, which is where the refugees come after they arrive in Bangladesh. Most of them have to barter jewellery for the fare or borrow money to pay to get to the mainland. It is tragic to see families with many young children, and all their belongings in just a few rice sacks. One young girl was so traumatised she couldn't speak or communicate in any way.

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Garment Training and Mothers Livelihood

Garment Training and Mothers Livelihood

September 29, 2017

The garment industry of Bangladesh has played an important role in economically enriching a large group of poor and vulnerable women. Today, approximately 80% of garment workers are women. So, having this source of income not only helps women to lead a better life but it also provides them with more confidence at home, a social sphere and higher self-esteem. The most important thing is, however, that they can survive and help save their families. The number of women from impoverished northern districts of Bangladesh joining the garments sector are much lower due to lack of awareness of opportunities, risks of relocation, and uncertainty about securing a job quickly.

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Halfway House

Halfway House

September 21, 2017

Every year, in three phases, our mothers move to the halfway house which is one step closer to them being totally independently. They stay in the half-way house for three months and then The Sreepur Village rehabilitation team start the final processes of discharging them. This autumn, on October 8, some of our mothers will move to the half-way house. If you wander around The Sreepur Village, you can easily recognise which ones are moving on as they are armed with bundles of firewood, collecting as much as possible in preparation for cooking for themselves. The mothers are also currently completing their final training in tailoring, which covers all aspects from skills to business acumen. We recruit our mothers in such schemes so that they can earn a livelihood immediately after leaving The Sreepur Village.

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Celebrating Eid UL Adha in The Sreepur Village

Celebrating Eid UL Adha in The Sreepur Village

September 07, 2017

Eid UL Adha, the second most significant Muslim festival, was recently celebrated in The Sreepur Village. A three- day-long programme Eid, in The Sreepur Village, is marked with a number of lively activities such as singing, dancing and games. Every mother and child from the village went to each and every event, in which they sported not only their best attire but lots of enthusiasm too.

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A Mother and her Children...

A Mother and her Children...

September 01, 2017

“I have a new sari. For the last five years, I haven’t asked anyone for a sari, how could I when my children could not be fed three meals a day? In fact, I have not been able to feed my four children properly for a long time. Fifteen years ago, I got married to a day labourer. He was not able to provide enough food, but he gave me four children. Due to our country’s extreme poverty, one day he fled our home and, to date, has never returned...

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