German retail and tourism co-operative group REWE has made a child shelter home for underprivileged children in Bangladesh.
REWE published a video on its Facebook page today featuring its child shelter home in Bangladesh, where street children are allowed to live a better life. The center was planned in 2015 as many children in the Muslim-majority country often get fewer chances to education due to the impoverished condition of their families. Many children are forced to work to support their poor parents instead of going to school. The initial aim was to collect one million euros for the shelter. However, about 400,00 euros have been collected in the last 12 months. REWE is hoping to achieve the target soon as it continues its fundraising program.
”The establishment of the Children’s shelter is only the beginning: We need to invest more in operation and maintenance of the facility, catering for the children, leisure facilities, teachers, and carers,” REWE said in a statement published on its website. It hopes that the center will give children a carefree childhood and the foundation of a better future.
Anyone can help the shelter in Bangladesh by buying some specific products from the REWE supermarkets in Germany. The company is developing the home together with Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Kindernothilfe. They are satisfied with the progress of the center.
”A visit to Bangladesh has shown that your help comes to where it’s urgently needed. Together we already have achieved a lot and gradually moving forward,” wrote REWE. Some of the videos about the project are available here in the Bengali language.
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