Savar Repairs & Renovations
The Savar Children’s Village is a school for vulnerable and orphaned girls. Upgrades are urgently needed throughout the campus.
Bangladesh has the world’s highest rates of child marriage, with girls as young as 13 being “sold” through the dowry system. In Bangladesh, marriage is illegal for girls under the age of 18 and for boys under 21. However, almost three out of five young women were married as children, with one in five married by the age of 15 in 2014. This practice challenges the girls’ rights to education, health, protection, and development.
The Savar Children’s Village hosts 250 orphans and vulnerable girls from various regions in Bangladesh. The facility includes a large courtyard, a multi purpose room, school dormitories, and a medical clinic. Due to damp weather and the long term use of the campus buildings, cracks and openings have begun forming in the structures and water slips through when it rains, creating an unhealthy environment for the children and those who care for them.
How Your Gift Helps!
Your gift will reconstruction, re-plastering, plumbing, and electric around the campus. Once the upgrades are complete, the buildings will be painted.
Thanks to some generous donors who pay all our overhead, 100% of your gift will be sent to the Savar Children’s Village for repairs and renovations!
“I was born in a very remote village in Bangladesh. I grew up in a Buddhist home with seven brothers and sisters. My family was very poor and when my father died of kidney disease, we were left destitute. My sister and I were accepted to attend school at Savar Children’s Village in Dhaka and were thrilled to be able to receive an education. At 15, I accepted Christ as my Saviour and determined that I would get the best education possible, be successful, and return to my community to make a difference. I’m so thankful to Savar Children’s Village and my sponsor for supporting me through school and university. I have a degree in Social Science and am working on my masters. I’ve returned to my community and work for the Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh.”
International Needs Canada
Address: 230-1119 Fennell Ave E.,
Hamilton, On, Canada, L8T 1S2
Charity Number: #12994 3072 RR0001