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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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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

October 20, 2017

World Mental Health Day, a day for global mental health, knowledge and advocacy was, last week, noted worldwide but really it is something that we should be recognising every single day.

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World Food Day

World Food Day

October 20, 2017

Tommy Miah, MBE, and the Sreepur Village, Bangladesh, are today celebrating World Food Day (16th October 2017) and in recognition of this important date, Tommy kindly presents one of his fantastic recipes from the renowned EAT ASIA range.

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International Day of Rural Women

International Day of Rural Women

October 20, 2017

October 15 is International Day of Rural Women and this year’s theme is based on the “challenges and opportunities in climate-resilient agriculture for gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.”

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Libraries Week

Libraries Week

October 20, 2017

To mark #librariesweek we would like to introduce you to some of our bookworms who, when we took a visit to our school library today, were sitting in chairs, reading books, browsing the bookshelves, standing and chatting. We asked some of them what they thought about the library.

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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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The Rohingya Crisis Continues - Story of Two Women

The Rohingya Crisis Continues - Story of Two Women

October 12, 2017

“Please give us something for our children”, pleaded Yasmin, 25 and Farida, 15, in their broken voices - they couldn’t say any more than this.

Later, Farida narrated her horrific experience. Her father was slaughtered and her husband was gunned down by the Myanmar army right in front of her face. The same thing happened to Yasmin’s family. Both women, along with their children, fled from the spot with the sole aim to cross the border and reach a safer place.

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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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The Rohingya Crisis - Day Two

The Rohingya Crisis - Day Two

October 03, 2017


When we left yesterday the large mud field in front of the camp was virtually empty. Today it was packed as 20,000 more refugees had arrived overnight. The army personnel had worked well in-to-the night and a baby had been born in the very early hours, both mother and child had to be sent to Teknaf hospital.

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The Rohingya Crisis

The Rohingya Crisis

October 02, 2017

At the end of summer, in August, the news headlines were heavily featured with The Rohingya crisis which has seen at least 500,00 Rohingya flee to neighbouring Bangladesh. Although the crisis has intensified in recent months, the targeted, sometimes violent, discrimination of this minority group is anything but new.

With many babies and children without families and food, this week The Sreepur Village has travelled down to the South with supplies, which may seem a small gesture in such a grand scale crisis, but as a humanitarian charity we know that every little bit counts and will do anything if it means helping to save lives, and provide comfort, food, warmth and shelter to those in need.

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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 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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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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Flooding in Bangladesh

Flooding in Bangladesh

August 30, 2017

The recent flooding in Bangladesh has submerged more than a third of the low-lying area of the country, affecting over 7.5 million inhabitants and killing at least 147 people. Although the overall flood situation in most affected areas has improved, as the flood water comes down the situation is actually becoming worse. In this current state, the flood-hit people are passing their days in misery as most of the farmers have lost their crops, cattle, and fish farms. 

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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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A Day with Grade Four Students; The Second Term Exams

A Day with Grade Four Students; The Second Term Exams

August 18, 2017

Today, when we arrived at The Sreepur Village’s main gate all of the children of grade four were also wandering in and, in spite of the cloudy and rather wet weather, they were all happily awaiting their teacher to escort them to school.

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National Mourning Day

National Mourning Day

August 15, 2017

People from all walks of life of Bangladesh, observed the National Mourning Day today with due respect and solemnity, marking the 42nd death anniversary of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh.

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Sreepur Swimming Graduates!

Sreepur Swimming Graduates!

August 08, 2017

Celebrations and congratulations to our Sreepur Swimming Graduates!

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A new Memorandum of Understanding is signed with Amari Hotels

A new Memorandum of Understanding is signed with Amari Hotels

August 03, 2017

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Jamai Mela: A day for Sons-in Law

Jamai Mela: A day for Sons-in Law

August 03, 2017

“I left the village five years ago and because I now have a job I don’t get enough time to visit, but my heart always remains here. I do not have a house or parents so #TheSreepurVillage is everything to me. I can’t wait for their call and especially for this day because this day is just for us”.

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Swimming in Sreepur

Swimming in Sreepur

July 28, 2017

Every day at three o’clock, Sumi, a seven-year–old girl of Sreepur Village, rushes home from school eagerly wanting to visit the village pond. Keen to get there, when the actual time comes to dip her toes into the welcoming waters, Sumi doesn’t want to enter. When she finally gets in, she makes sure not to let go of her swimming instructor’s hand. Every day Mousumi and her friends Rimon, Sajal and Rani all have similar experiences which, seen from afar, provoke a number of emotions.

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