As Volunteers' Week comes to a close, The Sreepur Village would like to share with you the work of one of their volunteers.
Dee’s support for The Sreepur Village goes back 25 years when she started to work at British Airways and began donating monthly through payroll as well as regularly buying the charity’s handmade Christmas and all-occasion cards through their staff shop.
It was through her love of baking that Dee jumped at the chance of hosting her very own Sreepur Chari-TEA. The Sreepur Chari-TEA was set up so that women could get together and share their stories. For every woman in The Sreepur Village and the UK their story is different, and by hosting an afternoon Chari-TEA, each and every woman can share what they have been through and, together, look forward to a bright and positive future.
Since hosting afternoon Chari-TEAS where the charity’s Eco-friendly and fair trade handmade cards, scarves and bookmarks can be bought, Dee has raised awareness for The Sreepur Village through friends and family and just recently her local hairdressers agreed to promote the handmade cards in their salon.
Dee is a strong believer that social media can raise awareness and promote social justice and not only does she share articles from The Sreepur Village but also from Green Peace and 38 degrees too.
It is with the support of volunteers, like Dee, that The Sreepur Village can help to empower more destitute women and educate more vulnerable children in Bangladesh.
Thank you Dee and to all our other volunteers who do an amazing job in raising awareness and funds for small charities like The Sreepur Village, Bangladesh.
Life can sometimes throw unimaginable challenges at us, but it's the human spirit's resilience and determination that can lead to remarkable stories of triumph.
Lia's life is a testament to this spirit, marked by adversity, courage, and ultimate success. Lia's story draws parallels to other stories of perseverance, and highlights the crucial role of organisations like Sreepur Village in transforming lives.
Out of the blue, at the tender age of 13, Chia found herself sitting on a bridal stage, about to marry a man who was 35 years old. Her parents had arranged the match, finding the man from their nearby locality in Bhairab.
He was a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) businessman who occasionally sold vegetables and fruits on the street. Chia's aspirations and youthful dreams were abruptly interrupted by this sudden marriage. Instead of books, she found herself with kitchen utensils in her hands. She went from feeling like a princess to becoming a servant overnight.