£1 a day helps a street kid study, eat & play
Bangladesh, despite its recent advances in growth, is a country subject to ongoing political upheaval and frequent natural disasters. It is still one of the poorest countries in the world and, according to UN statistics, over 75% of its 160 million population live on less than 2 US$ a day.
Everyday life there is a constant struggle, particularly for children. It’s hard to imagine, but many children have never seen the inside of a classroom, learned how to read or write, or to use a computer – things we simply take for granted in the UK.
Instead, children from impoverished backgrounds are breadwinners from an early age – working for next to nothing to support themselves and their families. Parents simply cannot afford to send their children to school, which means paying fees, and having to buy books and uniforms.
How You Can Help
As part of £1 a day helps a street kid – study, eat and play Campaign, Children Plus, in its inaugural year is aiming to sponsor 1000 of some of the most destitute and impoverished children living in the streets and slums of Bangladesh. To launch this initiative, we will be working in partnership with two existing schools. One is in Moulvibazar, and the other in Dhaka, Bangladesh. We will also be providing sponsorship programmes for the orphans of the tragedy that took place when a garments factory collapsed in Savar.
We will also be conducting similar projects in Syria and in future, other parts of the world.
A donation of £365 per year, that’s just £1 per day provides a street child with their fees paid, a meal every day, books, stationery, as well as shoes and uniforms twice a year.
Your donation will not only provide the gift of education but help change a child’s life forever.
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