26th May, 2017

Rotarians giving helping hand to homeless people in Bangladesh

Leamington Editorial 25th Aug, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

ROTARIANS have given a helping hand to homeless people in Bangladesh.

Emma Crump from Dhaka Ashania Mission (DAM) UK was invited to talk about its charity work at a recent Warwick Rotary Club meeting.

She told how the charity was set up in 1995 to support a partner charity in Bangladesh, which helps children and vulnerable adults in rural and urban communities to get a better life.

Dhaka is home to approximately 350,000 street children and DAM runs two drop-in centres largely funded by Comic Relief to provide somewhere safe.

It works with the community to provide water and sanitation, as well as secondary education and training in vocational skills such as sewing and mobile phone servicing.

And in the last five years, more than 1,000 children have been helped to feel safe, get some sleep in safety, and receive basic care, education and training thanks to the charity.

Following the meeting, president John Taylor presented Emma with a donation towards their work.

Visit www.damuk.org for further information.