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Savar children's village

The Savar Children’s Village is a school for vulnerable and orphaned girls.

Bangladesh has one of the world’s highest rates of child marriage. Often, girls as young as 13 are being “sold” through the dowry system. In Bangladesh, marriage is illegal for girls under the age of 18 and for boys under 21, however it is a practice that is prevalent in many rural communities. Due to this inequality, this practice challenges young girls’ rights to education, health, protection, and development.
"Child marriage not only puts a stop to girls' hopes and dreams. It also hampers efforts to end poverty and achieve economic growth and equality," said Quentin Wodon – world bank 2017. "Ending this practice is not only the morally right thing to do but also the economically smart thing to do."

THE PROJECT
Since 1975, International Needs Bangladesh has been helping to educate and support hundreds of young girls through the Savar residential children’s village. It is a place where children from bonded labour, or at risk of early marriage, abuse, or discrimination, can come to live freely with their peers, receive a quality education and be empowered to fulfil their God given future in making a difference to the nation of Bangladesh.
We need your help! Since the COVID-19 pandemic and the increase in child poverty, marriage, forced labour and child abuse, our partners are looking to improve and increase the admission of young girls into the Savar Village.
The goal is to build a new 6 story dormitory, that will look after 500 young girls, giving them a place to live, a place to be educated and a place where they too, can enjoy their childhood.

HOW YOU CAN HELP!
1. Sponsor a young girl so she can come live at Savar and be educated - Find out more
2. Help provide the funds for International Needs Bangladesh to build the new dormitory and expand their reach within the community.

THANK YOU!
Your gift will enable more young girls to be educated and help them escape the traps and norms of child marriage, abuse and child labour. You can help generations of young girls have a safe and prosperous future. A future of their own!
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BNZ Tauranga Branch, account number 02-0432-0234652-000. Reference: "Savar"

Should you require a receipt please email our accountants department at accounts@internationalneeds.org.nz and advise your full name, address, amount and date of donation. If possible please also advise your telephone number to enable us to contact you should we have difficulty in identifying your donation.


If you have any questions please call 0800 463337

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