Transform the life of a street child
“Whoever does not show mercy to our young ones, or acknowledge the rights of our elders, is not one of us.” (Ahmad)
£200 - Support a street child.
Provide a child forced to live and work on the streets of Dhaka to survive with nutritious food, vital healthcare, education and a safe space for a whole year, helping them to get off the streets, escape exploitation, and have the childhood they deserve.
A street is not a home
There are an estimated 350,000 children living on the streets of Dhaka. Many have been abandoned or are escaping violence, but some come from families that are so vulnerable that they have been forced onto the street. But a child on the street isn’t just struggling for food - they’re continuously at risk of exploitation, abuse, and unable to receive an education to improve their futures.
It is the right of all children to expect mercy, kindness and care from Muslims, and it’s our duty to protect them from harm. Our Dhaka drop-in centre will give them a safe space, food, and healthcare to meet their short-term needs, as well as education, vocational classes, and outreach services so that they can build confidence, and have brighter futures.
Protect the next generation from exploitation, and brighten their future
With your help this Ramadan, we want to transform the lives of at least 175 children through a drop-in centre with our local partner Dhaka Ahsania Mission.
You’ll help us to provide children with recreational activities, classes, books, and stationary, as well as sessions on their rights, exploitation, hygiene, abuse, trafficking and child marriage so that they have the knowledge to protect themselves.
We’ll also provide 10 older children with vocational training, and help young adults to find a job where they are safe and valued.
We’ll also reach out to the families of the children, where appropriate, to support them in learning about child protection, rights and development, and we’ll link them with organisations that can help them to find employment, or micro-finance livelihoods.
Our work in Bangladesh
Human Appeal has been working in Bangladesh since 2015. Last year, we continued to support Rohingya families, and we helped vulnerable people to be resilient to the monsoon, improving hygiene and fighting waterborne diseases. In 2018, we helped a total of 275,390 people in Bangladesh and Myanmar.
Now is the time to fulfil our duty to children, and help them to have the skills, education, and future that we take for granted. Sponsor a street child this Ramadan, and multiply your blessings.