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Two weeks to go before Dhaka Trip

Posted by: on Jan 3, 2013 | No Comments

Off to Dhaka in two weeks with our volunteer Abz. We will be there for 2 weeks doing the shopping for Bottomley House Orphanage and seeking out new orphanages and child refuge centres we can help.

We plan to stay in a small guest house in the old city, a short walking distance from Kamalpur Station where a lot of the street children hang out, sleep and work. I am hoping to build relations with some of these children in the hope that they will lead me to genuine refuge centres and give me ideas of how we can really help them.

I’m bracing myself for being duped, conned, agitated as well as moved and angered. A mammoth emotional roller coaster ride awaits. lets hope we work through and achieve our end result.

 

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Posted by: on Jul 7, 2012 | No Comments

33 million children live in poverty in Bangladesh

About half of Bangladesh’s total population is aged under 17 years old and most of them live in poverty. It is estimated that about one in four children in the South Asian country is deprived of the four basic needs of food, shelter, education and health. There are a lot of children who need help.

Unicef Report

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Posted by: on Jul 7, 2012 | No Comments

A key determinant of a child’s poverty is the level of the mother’s education

The higher the mothers education the less likely the chance the child will fall into poverty. This is why education of girls is so important and why we need to support orphanages such as Bottomley House. Help us to provide much needed funds to organisations striving to educate the less fortunate.

Unicef report

 

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Posted by: on Apr 7, 2012 | No Comments

Unicef estimates 250,000 to 400,000 children live on the streets of Dhaka

This is a terrible statistic. The Street children are often orphaned and most are forced onto the street due to family poverty or to escape abuse. When forced onto the street, not only do they have to fend for themselves finding food and shelter, but they are often abused or become victims of gangs or street crime.

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Posted by: on Apr 7, 2012 | No Comments

Of the 250,000 to 400,000 children living on the streets of Dhaka over half are under the age of 10.

How to they survive? Well they have to beg, work or resort to crime. Reports show that most are exploited by gangs or sometimes by the very people who are supposed to be protecting them i.e. their parents.

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Posted by: on Aug 16, 2010 | No Comments

It costs just 72p per day to keep an orphan off the streets

For around £20 per month, we can keep another street child safe. That’s less than the cost of a meal out. Why not get a takeaway once a month rather than going to a restaurant and give us the difference instead? For just 30p per day, we can support one visit to a drop in centre for one child – giving them a few hours of safety. That’s less than a packet of crisps.

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