Rotary Club Of Warwick

Aug6 - DAM.UK at work in Bangladesh

Warwick charity helps young homeless in Bangladesh.

Emma Crump from local charity Dhaka Ashania Mission UK spoke at Warwick Rotary Club this week to tell members about their work in Bangladesh.

DAM UK was established in 1995 to support a partner charity in Bangladesh which helps children and vulnerable adults in rural and urban communities to get a better life. Bangladesh has 63 million people with no access to improved sanitation, 25% of deaths are due to water related disease; 1.5 million girls never get to school and a third are married by 15. The charity works with the community to provide safe water and sanitation, to provide secondary education and training in vocational skills such as sewing and mobile phone servicing.

Dhaka is home to approximately 350,000 street children and DAM runs two drop-in centres largely funded by Comic Relief to provide somewhere safe. Over 5 years some 1,200 kids have been helped to feel safe, get some sleep in safety, and receive basic care, education and training. DAM UK liaises with other agencies to help co-ordinate work and needs funding to keep the centres open after their 5 year grant from Comic Relief expires in 2018.

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The first picture shows President John Taylor presenting a cheque to Emma and the second one shows some of the children of Dhaka

For further information visit DAM UK

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