While our mothers participate daily in various livelihood training programmes, their children go to our school inside our project. Hailing from some of the poorest regions of Bangladesh, these young children have witnessed family trauma and pain and therefore are extremely vulnerable. We are blessed to have such kind and caring teachers who take extra care of our children.
“I am Salma and I am a teacher at the Sreepur Village school. I teach Grade 1 students. I have been working at the Sreepur Village for 12 years. When schools throughout the world had to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Sreepur Village school was able to stay open because the project is isolated and more importantly because our generous and kind donors enabled us to put emergency measures in place that would keep our mothers and children safe and protected at all times. From the beginning of the pandemic, we have been teaching our students 20-second hand washing methods and other COVID-19 precautions”.
With your continued support, The Sreepur Village charity is able to ensure that all children are supported to learn and develop academic and life skills. We strongly believe in giving each child the opportunity to fulfil their ambitions and dreams, providing them with equal opportunities and the tools that will enable them to have hope for a brighter future.
Thank you from all the children at The Sreepur Village, Bangladesh.
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.
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.