Education , literacy, vocational training
Education for 2000 children from Bangladesh!
This is the core activity in the Global Concern community development program which continues to give men, women and children who live in poverty hope for a brighter future. Micro-enterprise programs such as the Rickshaw/Van program has provided men with the opportunity to own their own rickshaw or van instead of being forced to pay exorbitant rental fees. This has enabled manyto improve their financial status, pay off their debts and better provide for their families. Sewing classes have trained unskilled women so they canwork in one of the many garment factories in Bangladesh or sew at home to earn an income. Four Global Concern schools, where a large percentage of the village children being educated are girls, provide primary school education, a hot meal each day, clean water and sanitation facilities, school books, school uniforms and new clothes at Christmas, helping to give these children a sense of worth and importance, essential to their development. A Physical Education program has recently been introduced.
Funding for this work is provided by Global Concern supporters and the current funding need is to buy land for further education facilities.
Rickshaw Pullers Move Out of the Slums
The Global Concern community development program in Bangladesh continues to give men, women and children who live in poverty hope for a brighter future. Micro-enterprise programs such as the Rickshaw/Van program have provided men with the opportunity to own their own rickshaw or van instead of being forced to pay exorbitant rental fees. This has resulted in remarkable change in the lives of the poor. Many rickshaw families have been able to improve their financial status, pay off their debts, move out of the slums, start a business, send their children to school and better provide for their families.
$270 will provide one rickshaw and change the life of a desperately poor Bangladeshi family.
Women’s Lives are Changed
Unskilled women in the communities where Global Concern is educating children are also given an opportunity for self-development. In India and Bangladesh sewing classes as part of the community development program train village women in the tailoring skills they need for employment and many are able to find work in garment factories, earning an income for the first time in their lives. The Indian women who formed a “Self-Help” group are so grateful to Global Concern for giving them the opportunity to own their own sewing machines so they can sew clothes at home and earn a living. All these women from poor communities have developed in their self-esteem as they are able to help provide daily needs for their families.
$170 will provide a sewing machine to help one woman fight her way out of poverty