Donation Request for free school
We would like to make an application for $2000. We are a group of local people in Dhaka Bangladesh, and we have recently set up a community group running free sports activities for children in the area.
We were mainly inspired to start the club because some of our children often get into trouble at school, and don’t find it very easy to make friends. We have 16 parents involved, plus 6 other local volunteers. Over the last four months we have run weekly activity sessions in the park, which have been attended by over 100 local children.
We formally adopted our constitution on 10th July 2019. This is enclosed. Our aims are:
- Provide a safe, fun environment where all local children aged 7-11 are welcome.
- Encourage children to take part in physical activity and develop healthy habits and lifestyles.
- Provide a fun focus for parents and children to play together and forge relationships with other local families.
- Provide particular support for families whose children struggle with school, or have difficulty making friends, by linking children up with individual one-to-one volunteers who support them to access the sessions and build friendships with other children.
We have begun our activities in the summer months. By borrowing equipment from a local primary school, and running our sessions in the park, we have kept our costs very low.
Our weekly sessions have become very important to those involved. One parent said “Taking part in free school means that my son has had a chance to make friends. He is sometimes bullied at school, and finds it hard to socialise. free school has made him much happier and this has helped his confidence and he is now even enjoying school more.”
We want to provide a continuous experience for the families involved, and get more people involved. For this reason we would like to run indoor activities from July 2019 – Dec 2019.
We are applying to fund for $2000 to cover the costs of hiring a sports hall for weekly activities, plus three swimming sessions and one Christmas ice skating session.
We will provide feedback forms after every activity.
You can deposit any amount. Your contribution, however small, will be highly appreciated and significant for the cause.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT