My £6 Difference

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"My £6 Difference"

A staggering 27 million children between the age of 6-12 remain out-of-school in South Asia. More than 4 million children are out-of-school in Bangladesh as of (2015), it is said that figures would be much higher if we updated our data frequently. Children are the cheapest source of labor for employers and by belonging to families that remain below the poverty line often times they are forced to send their children off to work than to school.

Recently, I went to visit a local school in the district of Rajbari. Nestled next to the Padma River and Dauladia, this small district is home to the poorest of communities. What I observed was an eye-opener. Out-of-school children mainly belonging to marginal families are asked to join this small school. Mainly run by female teachers, the school approaches such distressed families and convinces them to attend their school, completely free of cost.

This school is neither run by an NGO or by the Government; they run independently, it has been a few months that their initial resources have worn out, leaving them with the state now. The school (shown in the image) has a worn out library that also serves as a teachers'r room.

Upon interviewing them, they told me that the biggest problem they face is retention of students. If the students are not looked after by the school, they are often seen to skip school. And while many of us are fortunate enough to have parents who constantly encourage us to achieve our dreams, these children are rather discouraged from going to school.

So I asked how we can help them. The headmistress of the school mentioned that students are in need of food and uniform. These two things will make these children want to return. While providing food to 130 children brings out a question of sustainability at this stage of campaign, I thought we could first tackle the issue of providing them with uniforms.

The school has 130 children and for each child the cost of his/her uniform is only £6. Not only this, this uniform will last them three years!

So, I reach out to everyone and anyone reading this; when you contribute £6, you contribute to the hugest difference in their lives for the next three years!

The school year begins from January 1st 2018 and my aim is to surprise them on that day with new uniforms!

If you have donated, shared or even read my message so far; I would like to Thank you because even without the monetary incentive, you've done your role in the community by being aware of the situation millions face in developing countries. Something as simple as a £6 worth of uniform, that will last them three years and that will make them come to school are the reasons we need to continually address the issues of equality in education and its sustainability.

Here's your chance to make YOUR £6 DIFFERENCE!



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  • Firoz Maula
  • Donated on Dec 04, 2017
  • Keep up the good work!! From Tangim and Firoz

£50.00
  • Mir Mohammad
  • Donated on Dec 04, 2017
  • Good Luck Maliha from Pial mama and Tasnuba mami.

£30.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Dec 04, 2017
£6.00

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8 donors
  • Firoz Maula
  • Donated on Dec 04, 2017
  • Keep up the good work!! From Tangim and Firoz

£50.00
  • Mir Mohammad
  • Donated on Dec 04, 2017
  • Good Luck Maliha from Pial mama and Tasnuba mami.

£30.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Dec 04, 2017
£6.00
  • Phyllis Price
  • Donated on Dec 04, 2017
  • With much love because God has given us, Mr. Roy & I, 45 years together, we want to help you! We are so proud of you and your heartfelt endeavor to help these children and this school. We pray you will get the additional funds now to feed the children at least one meal a day as well! Much love to you as God is good all the time and he asks of us is to help and love one another! In faith, family and friends, but most of all to the stranger knocking at your door! oxxoxoox

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  • Phyllis Price
  • Posted On Dec 03, 2017
  • Mahliha, I need help on the conversion...The taka is worth 87.84 per American Dollar?? So how much would you need American Dollars for all uniforms?? Mrs. Price send me email to my email addy, ok? oxxoxo

  • Shovi Anjum
  • Donated on Nov 24, 2017
  • Keep up the great work! xx

£6.00
£12.00
  • Aria Mayer
  • Donated on Nov 22, 2017
£12.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 22, 2017
£12.00

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£628.00
raised of £600.00 goal
104% Funded
8 Donors