The Sreepur Village, Bangladesh

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The Sreepur Village, Bangladesh
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The UK based 'Sreepur Village, Bangladesh' funds and oversees 'Shishu Polli Plus' (translated as Childrens Village Plus) a small non-political organisation based in Sreepur, rural Bangladesh. SPP works with destitute mothers and their children to give them the health, knowledge and skills they need to function independently in society. At the moment over 150 mothers and 540 children are supported by SPP. As a grass roots organisation we respond to local need and run other related programmes such as supporting vulnerable (eg trafficked or abandoned) children and fostering. We provide safety, a loving environment, food, clothing, education, and vocational training so that the people who come to us can look forward to independent lives in their communities.

While they live with us, some are trained on how to use hand and foot operated looms on which they make beautiful scarves and on some they hand embroider pretty patterns. They also make shoe bags with hand embroidered shoes on them; and they also make greetings cards and bookmarks, along with various other bits. All of the materials used are ecofriendly - all dyes are natural. The scarves are made with a blend of cotton, some with a blend of wool or silk. We pay them a small allowance each month plus a compulsory savings scheme where we put money in a bank account so that they have funds when they leave.

We also run a daytime centre for the street children of Tongi, Dhaka. We opened a drop in centre offering snacks, toilet and washing facilities, a TV plus toys and basic literacy and numeracy classes. The centre was open from 8:00am to 4.30pm under the terms of the lease. On average we now see around 60 children each day, and we are able to refer them to other NGOs in the area if they need medical or nutritional help. We have also been able to expand the hours, for boys only, to overnight. We do not have sufficient room or suitable staff to offer this to girls, but we are hoping to be able to do this in the future.

The UK based 'Sreepur Village, Bangladesh' funds and oversees 'Shishu Polli Plus' (translated as Childrens Village Plus) a small non-political organisation based in Sreepur, rural Bangladesh. SPP works with destitute mothers and their children to give them the health, knowledge and skills they need to function independently in society. At the moment over 150 mothers and 540 children are supported by SPP. As a grass roots organisation we respond to local need and run other related programmes such as supporting vulnerable (eg trafficked or abandoned) children and fostering. We provide safety, a loving environment, food, clothing, education, and vocational training so that the people who come to us can look forward to independent lives in their communities.

While they live with us, some are trained on how to use hand and foot operated looms on which they make beautiful scarves and on some they hand embroider pretty patterns. They also make shoe bags with hand embroidered shoes on them; and they also make greetings cards and bookmarks, along with various other bits. All of the materials used are ecofriendly - all dyes are natural. The scarves are made with a blend of cotton, some with a blend of wool or silk. We pay them a small allowance each month plus a compulsory savings scheme where we put money in a bank account so that they have funds when they leave.

We also run a daytime centre for the street children of Tongi, Dhaka. We opened a drop in centre offering snacks, toilet and washing facilities, a TV plus toys and basic literacy and numeracy classes. The centre was open from 8:00am to 4.30pm under the terms of the lease. On average we now see around 60 children each day, and we are able to refer them to other NGOs in the area if they need medical or nutritional help. We have also been able to expand the hours, for boys only, to overnight. We do not have sufficient room or suitable staff to offer this to girls, but we are hoping to be able to do this in the future.

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to be a Leader Mother. The position lasts for 6 months and the applicants go through a competitive interview process. We recognise Leader Mothers by their green Saris or green Salwar Kamiz. Recently the current Leaders resigned and we began the interview process to find our new collection of Leaders. Last year there were 14 Leaders all together assigned for 7 departments which are school, middle boys, middle girls, toddler house, tailor department, daycare and village shops. This year over 25 mothers took part in interview and 14 of them become our new Leader Mothers. This Sunday, we had a chance to visit our new and old Leader Mothers. Khadija ex-Leader of baby house said “I was zero when she came here. Now after going to school and serving as a Leader I feel like almost 70.” Maybe within the next 6 months she will feel like a 100 we surely agree with her. Sabina, the new Leader Mother of Village shop said “Being a Leader is seems stressful and I am very nervous; but I am also eager to learn from the experience.”

Thu 21st Jul 2016



The Sreepur Village, Bangladesh
The Sreepur Village, Bangladesh
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Thu 21st Jul 2016



The Tooth Fairy visited last night!

Fri 15th Jul 2016



The Sreepur Village, Bangladesh
The Sreepur Village, Bangladesh

The Sreepur Village, Bangladesh

Charity number: 1085008

Tel: 0208 650 8208

Address: 36 BELMONT ROAD, BECKENHAM

BR3 4HN

Website: http://www.sreepurvillage.org