This project assists with the expenses of running a hostel for at-risk girls. These girls, who were living on the streets prior to contact with our partner, are at high risk of exploitation and do not have families who are able to care for them. At the hostel, the girls are able to complete their schooling and are provided with a caring and supportive environment in which to live. This project supports 14 girls, aged between 9-17 years at a hostel 2 hours from Dhaka.
What we like about it:
Our partners provide holistic support and training for women who are street based sex workers, at risk of being trafficked and survivors of sexual trafficking. Their vision is to see women and their children who have been victims of exploitation and/or are living in street situations develop holistically, help each other and return to society.
Budget: $28,217 for a one year project.
The budget provides accommodation, schooling and requirements for a caring and supportive environment.
Our partners are based in an area of Dhaka where trafficking of women and children is prolific. There are no other local government or services providing holistic rehabilitation and training programs in this area. The prevailing norms and value systems of Bangladeshi society do not easily facilitate the acceptance of returnees to families and social life. Women need to be able to provide for themselves.