Bangladesh – March 2012
The aim of the Bangladesh 2012 project was to build a primary school in Muktaram Village which is in the Kurigram district in Northern Bangladesh. The Kurigram district has a population of approx. 2 million people, 17 rivers and its main crop is rice.
The children that will attend the school are from extremely poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged families, with 90% of the parents earning a livelihood from the agriculture industry, meaning very low pay for very hard work. Street children will also be taught at the school in the evenings, as they work during the day.
A local charity, VIEW, asked for our help as there is no government funding for the building or running of schools in rural areas. The team went in to construct a four classroom block