ChildHope UK - children's charity

Improving the lives of 350 children in Dhaka slums

With alarmingly high poverty levels across Bangladesh, children of textile workers in Dhaka are often deprived the chance of an education and exposed to child labour and exploitation. This project aims to improve their lives through education and better protection from abuse.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 September 2012 to 12:00 AM, 1 August 2013

Registered Charity in England and Wales (328434)

Amount raised

£5

Donations

1

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

Location

  • We cannot afford to send our children to private day care centres, and there are not enough government centres.

    — Mother in Dhaka slum

  • We cannot afford to send our children to private day care centres, and there are not enough government centres.

    — Mother in Dhaka slum

Situation

In Bangladesh, 83% of people live in poverty on less than $2 a day. In the slums of Dhaka many children are forced to find work as domestic workers or street vendors to earn vital money to help support their families; depriving them of education and exposing them to dangers of abuse. With inadequate childcare centres and no support, mothers are forced to leave younger children alone or in the care of older siblings, leaving them vulnerable to accidents and trafficking while they work.

Solution

Working with our local partner, Nagorik Uddyog, the project will establish vital community based education centres where vulnerable children can learn and play, and will raise awareness of the need to protect children from abuse and the importance of education. By addressing the problems identified by mothers living and working in the slums of Dhaka the project will create safer living environments and better opportunities for children in the future.