Dhaka Drop-In Centre
The Dhaka Drop-In Centre empowers children and helps to facilitate alternatives to street life and/or child labour.
Life for a street child is full of anguish and uncertainty. Many are separated from their families; others are abandoned. There are approximately 450,000 street children living in Dhaka. Root causes for children living on the streets include extreme poverty, the breakdown of the family, parental death or illness, and physical or sexual abuse. Street children are vulnerable to all forms of exploitation and abuse.
The centre is accessible for children who are unable to attend full time school. Located adjacent to the Bangladesh garment industry’s hub, the centre provides a safe and enriching environment where children receive nutritious food, education, social and psychological support, recreational activities, healthcare services, bathing facilities, and legal aid if necessary.
“We will continue to work out God’s call on our lives to care for the poor and most vulnerable in our communities. Thank you so much for your support of this ministry.”
MCDONALD ADHIKARY, Director of International Needs Bangladesh
How Your Gift Helps!
Your gift will provide healthcare to street children who are unable to pay for medical care; nutritious food; psychological support for those struggling with alcohol or drug abuse, anxiety or depression; social support and recreational activities; and education, so the children can learn to read, write, and do simple math. Thanks to some generous donors who pay all our overhead, 100% of your gift will be sent to the Dhaka Drop In Centre!
The total cost of the program is $1,630/month ($19,560/year).
International Needs Canada
Address: 230-1119 Fennell Ave E.,
Hamilton, On, Canada, L8T 1S2
Charity Number: #12994 3072 RR0001