This is a story about a small group of children living in a village in the Northern area of Bangladesh. In this area, most of them need to start working by the age of 6. The easiest job to get is rolling cigarettes. The children do this work to help their parents provide for their family. OM has helped train a teacher, and build a small school so that the children can have a chance to attend school. OM is breaking the cycle of poverty through empowering communities through education.
Teaching English opens doors to travel and build friendships around the world. In November 2014, a team from Brooklyn Tabernacle flew from New York to Bangladesh to host an English Seminar for students, business men/women and teachers. Watch this short overview of their trip!
Around 70% of girls in Bangladesh are married off before they turn 18 years old. Most girls are never able to dream. OM’s tailoring programme empowers Needata and others by caring for their physical needs and caring for their dignity by teaching them a valuable skill, which allows them to regain a sense of self and also earn an income.
In Bangladesh, one of OM’s biggest projects involves using sports to teach, encourage and build communities. The Rickshaw Races was an event specifically designed to esteem the Rickshaw Wallahs of Bangladesh, and provide a prize for the winners that would reward their work. It was the first ever Rickshaw Races held in the city of Bogra.