Monday, February 28, 2011
Agnes, a friend of Volunteer Maja Ulbrich, donated 60,000 (Sixty Thousands) Taka to The Dhaka Project. Maja Ulbrich donated the money on behalf of Agnes (Norway) on 28 February 2011. We always appreciate & welcome donors like you.
A Great Thank you to Agnes.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Andy Maddocks, Volunteer of The Dhaka Project presented Magic Writing Boards to 3 Sponsored Children including 2 of his.
Sarif, Hanifa and Ratul of Play Group were very happy to receive the Gifts from Andy. The children also learned how to use the Magic Writing Board. Andy is also taking Science & Math classes to Higher Grade students of The Dhaka Project.
Andy is helping to make more new sponsors for the Slum children of The Dhaka Project.
Andy is also enjoying teaching the slum students, some of the students are so talent that Andy himself gets amazed.
Thanks to Andy Maddocks.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
24th February 2011 was the Weekly Food Distribution Day of The Dhaka Project School. Students were lined-up according to their grades as usual. Names were called by Mr. Azad based on the weekly class presence. Every Thursday is a food distribution day. Double quantity of food was given to the students as they didn’t get food bags last week.
Bags containing Rice, Lentil, Potato, Onions, Garlic & Eggs were distributed among the students of KG-1 to Std-9 from 3:30 P.M.
Bag full of weekly diet food recommended by TDP Medical Centre reduces the burden of nutrition among the student’s family. Food distribution day is a happy day for the student’s of The Dhaka Project
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Armenio Pereira, Volunteer at Portugal for Dhaka Project collected Pens with Dhaka Project logo, Tshirts and Toothbrushes from various donors. Joao Azeredo known as Maria brought these items from Portugal on her flight to Dhaka. Joao Azeredo is Volunteering at the Nursery Class of The Dhaka Project School.
She is also taking Portuguese classes for higher grade students.
The donated items were distributed among the students on 22nd February 2011.
Thanks to Armenio Pereira as well as all Donors in Portugal.
The day started with a procession commonly known as Provat Fery at 8:30 AM. The procession started from the school passed Gawair Bazar Rd, Kazi Bari Rd and ended on the Rooftop of The Dhaka Project School (TDPS). The Students laid down banquet of flowers to the scaffold of the Shaheed Minar in respect of the Martyrs for Bangla Language during 1952. The Day is recognized by UNESCO and Mother’s Language Day is now held as International Mother’s Language Day.
Later Competition on Drawing and Essay writing were held. Students from KG-1 to Std-9 were present.
The students also sang songs in chorus and danced with the popular Bangla songs.
A drama also staged based on the Liberation War-1971.
At the end of the program prizes (Books) were distributed among the 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions holders.
The students enjoyed the day with great enthusiasm.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
18th February 2011, a group of 40 students from North South University (NSU) visited The Dhaka Project School. The students donated 200 stationary bags containing Pencil, Sharpener, Eraser and a Plastic Ruler.
The stationary bags were distributed among the students of The Dhaka Project School at 11:00 AM on 20th February 2011.
Thanks to all the Students of North South University (NSU).
19th February 2011, a demonstration class on Hand Washing was held at The Dhaka Project School at 11:00 AM for Grade 9. Pauline Rolfe & Jim Rolfe, Volunteers from Australia helped Ms Faria (Family Counselor), Dr. Amirul Islam (Dentist) & Dr. Jahid Hossain with the session. Various instruments like flip charts, Diagrams, Soap, Water, Lotion for germ identification etc were used for demonstration. The students were practically shown how to wash hands which can be germ free.
Hand Washing is a regular program of The Dhaka Project School and all the students from KG-1 to Grade-9 will be participants by turn each week.
The moral of this lesson is not only for the student but also to educate their family members to keep neat & clean. Cleanliness helps to reduce the rate of diseases by 30%.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Bira Barbosa, Michele Marconi and Aneta (Cabin Crew) of Emirates Airline visited The Dhaka Project on 14th February 2011. They brought gift items for the kids too. The gifts included Stationary items, Cloths, etc. They were amazed to see such programs undertaken by The Dhaka Project.
The Dhaka Project is always grateful to The Cabin Crews of Emirates Airline.
Thanks to Bira Barbosa, Michele Marconi and Aneta.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Emma, a 10 year old school girl donated 4,000 (Four Thousand) Taka to The Dhaka Project. Ema is studying in a school at Texas, USA. She used to save money from her Tiffin and lunch at school. She already new about The Dhaka Project School from her Aunt, Sharmin Haque Mitu who is a teacher of that school. Sharmin Haque Mitu donated the money on behalf of Ema on 14th February, 2011.
A Happy Valentine’s Day and a Great Thank you to Emma.
Ferre Van Dyck, an Ex-Volunteer of The Dhaka Project donated 1,000 (One Thousand) Euro for buying School Bags for the children. Today is 14th February, 2011----Valentine’s Day---a lovely day for donation. Ferre loves all the children of The Dhaka Project. Though he is not a Volunteer at present, he is staying in Dhaka for a very long time. Ferre and his mother are sponsors of Majeda and Aklima.
The Dhaka Project wishes a Great Thank you to Ferre Van Dyck.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Alina M Lascu, Joelyn Whippy and Sabahat Shafi (Cabin Crew) of Emirates Airline visited The Dhaka Project on 12th February 2011. They brought gift items for the kids too. The gifts included Fruits, Color Pencils, Toys and Hair Clip/bands. They were amazed to see such programs undertaken by The Dhaka Project. The Dhaka Project is always grateful to The Cabin Crews of Emirates Airline.
The Toys and Hair Clip/ bands were distributed among the kids of Play Group and the Color Pencils were distributed among the Kids of Nursery.
Thanks to Alina M Lascu, Joelyn Whippy and Sabahat Shafi.
Julie Wallis, a Volunteer of The Dhaka Project gave a Puzzle Box ‘Junior Scrabble’ for the Nursery Kids. Julie is now in Australia. She will visit Bangladesh Soon. Julie is always with The Dhaka Project. She is also a Sponsor of a child named Leon Mia.
The Dhaka Project is always grateful to Julie Wallis and a Great Thank you to her.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
10th February 2011 was the Weekly Food Distribution Day of The Dhaka Project School. Students were lined-up according to their grades as usual. Names were called by Mr. Azad based on the weekly class presence. Every Thursday is a food distribution day. Double quantity of food was given to the students as they didn’t get food bags last week. Bags containing Rice, Lentil, Potato, Onions, Garlic & Eggs were distributed among the students from 3:30 P.M.
Bag full of weekly diet food recommended by TDP Medical Centre reduces the burden of nutrition among the student’s family. Food distribution day is a happy day for the student’s of The Dhaka Project School.
Sabbir Hossain (ID-817) a student of KG-1 was in the queue. This is for the first time Sabbir will receive a Food bag. Last year he was a Nursery student. The Food distribution program started and Sabbir was the first one to receive.
Sabbir took the food bag, gave it to his mother as it was a bit heavy for him to carry. They came all the way to their Tin made house which they live in with the mercy of the land owner. They don’t have to pay any house rent. It takes less than 5 minutes to go to Sabbir’s house from The Dhaka Project.
Sabbir’s mother emptied the bag near the roofless open kitchen.
“I will make an Omelet of 1 Egg, I will Fry 1 Egg, I will make a curry with 1 Egg---and I will eat the other Egg” Said Sabbir.
‘Thank you sir and The Dhaka Project.” Said Sabbir’s mother.
All the family members are happy…They will have plenty to eat. Sabbir’s father is a handicap and lives by begging.
For cooking food they use Clay oven commonly known as Chula which is fueled by dry leaves and wood.
They have no electricity, Gas or water. Sabbir has a younger sister. All four members of the family sleep in a bed simply made of wood.
Despite all joy and sorrow the students always enjoy on the food distribution day.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
International School Dhaka (ISD) Parents Teacher Association (PTA) is a regular donor of The Dhaka Project. ISD PTA handed over a donation cheque of 75,000 (Seventy Five Thousand) Taka on 14 December 2010 for purchasing Reading Books of different classes. It was possible to provide books to our children at the beginning of the year. The children are very happy with the new books.
200 slum students of The Dhaka Project had EC classes at ISD in 2010. The most deprived children of the society (Slum children) had an excellent experience with the most privileged children of the society.
A Big Thankyou to ISD PTA. The Dhaka Project always welcomes donors like you to break the cycle of poverty in slums of Dhaka through education and social development.
Ricardo Balboa (Pilot) & Harpa Gunnarsdottir (Cabin Crew) of Emirates Airline visited The Dhaka Project on 8th February 2011. They brought gift items for the kids too. The gifts included Chocolates, Toiletries, Clothes etc. They expressed their satisfaction towards the programs undertaken by The Dhaka Project. The Dhaka Project is always grateful to The Cabin Crews of Emirates Airline.
Thanks to Ricardo Balboa & Harpa Gunnarsdottir.
Andy Maddocks,UK came to The Dhaka Project in January 2011, Volunteering for TDPS and sponsored two children Hanifa and Sarif of Play Group. Both the children are aged 3 and a half, very cute and polite. When the Two kids heard that they will be sponsored by a foreigner ---they were anxiously looking for him. A picture of Andy was shown to them to recognize him easily. When Andy met with the kids----they were curious. Poor slum kids never met a foreigner before. Andy also helped one of his friends, Neville Levitt to sponsor another child. Thanks to Andy Maddocks for sponsoring children at The Dhaka Project.
'Let's Clean Bangladesh' – a regular program of The Dhaka Project was held on 5th February 2011. It is a program to teach the community people to keep the society clean. A Clean environment can provide a healthy community. Students of Class-4 Section-B were prepared with hand-gloves, Baskets and shovels to clean-up Gawair School/ TDP School Road, Kazi Bari Road, Gawair Bazar Road & Gawair Madrasa Road under the supervision of Class teachers.
Students collected scattered garbage such as thrown away waste papers, packets and poly bags. All the garbage were gathered in a place and set on fire.
After the cleansing, TDP-School team requested the community to keep the place clean by using garbage-drums already placed there.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
The Play Group Class started from 3rd February 2011 with 28 new enrolled students. The admission process began in January 2011. It was a hard task to visit all the slums of the applicants to verify by our Family Counselor and Jr. Field Officer. The most poor and needy families were short listed.
All the short listed children were called for oral viva-voce by the School authority; later medical tests were taken by the doctors of TDP Health Care. Finally 28 kids got the golden opportunity.
The New kids are very happy to be a part of The Dhaka Project. Their families are also happy. Now they have a regular routine. At 8:30 AM they have breakfast, Milk at 11:00 AM, Lunch at 1:00 PM, a little nap for 2 Hours and Milk at 4:00 PM. Their parents takes their kids from School at 4:30 PM.
Ms. Hosneara, teacher of Play teaches the kids with motherly affection. The new students are also eager to learn. The teaching method is in English. The kids seems to enjoy learning on their very first day.
As a regular part of fund raising activity, a "Clothe Sale for Fund Raising" was organized by The Dhaka Project on 5th February 2011 in an open field near The Dhaka Project Office from 3:00 PM To 4:30 PM. Different types & sizes of clothes as well as shoes & Sandals and specially warm clothes were on display for a very low price. Before the sale, an announcement was held around. The community of Gawair was informed about the event two days before. Many people including students of TDPS gathered to buy clothes according to their needs. An amount of 3,420.00 BDT was raised from the sale.The Cabin Crews of Emirates Airlines brought these clothes from Dubai through on flight to Dhaka.The Dhaka Project is always grateful to them and also to all the donors in Dubai.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Rojifa Akter, Age 11, Weight-30 Kilograms, student of Standard 5, Section-A, ID-776, is a Typhoid patient. She was feeling fever during night and nothing during the day.
Dr. Jahid Hossain of The Dhaka Project Health Care confirmed her symptom on 29th January 2011. She was prescribed 1 Injection a day for 10 days.
Dr. Jahid Hossain is pushing her 6th doze Injection on 3rd February 2011.
Rojifa Akter is feeling better day by day. Soon she will recover from Typhoid fever.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
3rd February 2011, toiletries were distributed by Mr. Azad among the students of The Dhaka Project School from KG 1 to Standard 9 at 11:00 A.M.
The toiletries included Shampoo, Lotion, Cream etc.
The Cabin Crews of Emirates Airline brought these items from Dubai through on flight to Dhaka.
The Dhaka Project is always grateful to them and also to all the anonymous donors in Dubai.
Thanks to all donors.
Othman Al Ghussain, Emirates Airline Cabin Crew visited The Dhaka Project School at 1:30 P.M. for the second time on 31th January 2011. He brought lots of Stationary items including Printing papers, Pencils, Eraser, Sharpener, Stick Gum and Color Pencils for the students of The Dhaka Project School. He also sponsored 3 female students, all siblings—Kashmi, Reshmi & Azmi.
During his 1st visit on 9th January 2011 Othman Al Ghussain ( 2nd-Left) came with his colleagues Kostandinos Xha (Left), Leela Clarisse (2nd-Right) and Marie Chretien (Right).
50 Kg Rice, 150 pieces of Eggs and 5 Packets of Nido powder milk was donated to The Dhaka Project.
We always appreciate donors & sponsors like you---Thank You Othman Al Ghussain for the Donation & Sponsorship.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
1th February 2011, Winter is gone—Spring is peeping through window. A few weeks later warm cloths will be off. Students of The Dhaka Project School (TDPS) are busy in their classes.
It is Monthly Fruit distribution of the school--- at 11:30 A.M. basket full of Oranges were brought in the class rooms. Mr. Azad distributed Oranges among all the students. Fruit distribution day is always the happiest day of the month.
The fruit distribution was jointly sponsored by Simone Minns (UK) and The Dhaka Project.
Simone Minns is a sponsor of a Child at The Dhaka Project and donated 56% of the Fruit distribution budget. A big Thank You to Simone Minns and her family.
The Dhaka Project is continuing the program every month.
31st January 2010, Captain Werner, Pilot of Emirates Airline visited the students of The Dhaka Project School at 1:30 PM.
It was a great surprise for Werner.
As he stepped inside the Nursery premise—children sang
‘Happy Birthday to You----Happy Birthday to Werner.’
Children presented him with banquet of flowers and Happy Birthday posters.
A cake was placed on the red table.
Werner never imagined that the children would celebrate his birthday like this.
Werner cut the cake into pieces and it was distributed among the children. It was a happy day for everyone.
Werner is Volunteering to make more sponsors for the kids of The Dhaka project. His dream is to educate the 500 slum children and help them to make their dream come true.