OBAT Helpers Inc

OBAT Helpers works for the welfare, support, and rehabilitation of displaced and stateless people by providing programs to alleviate the daily suffering and burdens of thousands of Urdu speaking people (known as "Biharis") who are stranded in makeshift camps in Bangladesh. OBAT Helpers implements projects in education and vocational training, self- empowerment through micro-financing, health care with clinics, drinking water, proper sewerage, and emergency relief projects. The Biharis have been stranded in Bangladesh since it achieved independence from Pakistan in 1971. Referred to as, “stranded Pakistanis,” this community was supposed to be repatriated to Pakistan after the t...
Feb 5, 2014

Fun times at OBAT's preschools

Celebrating with balloons
Celebrating with balloons

Dear friends,

OBAT's preschools in Chittagong recently held their annual sports day in January 2014. Several little kids participated in this program whose purpose is to provide a well rounded experience to the children that consists of not only mental but physical growth as well. The children played several sports and were rewarded at the end by a prize giving ceremony.

You have been instrumental in making these opportunities available for the preschoolers. Without the resources that OBAT makes available for them through you, these children would probably be spending their days aimlessly roaming the alleys of the slums in which they live.

We are very grateful to you for helping us raise $5,665 so far for our preschools. Team up with your friends and family to raise the remaining $2,420. We know that you can do it!

Stay in touch by signing up for our newsletter at: www.obathelpers.org.

Gratefully yours,

The OBAT Helpers team.

Sports day in Chittagong
Sports day in Chittagong
On your mark, get set, go!
On your mark, get set, go!
Judges in the prize giving area
Judges in the prize giving area
Ready to run
Ready to run
Celebrating with project manager, Sohail Khan
Celebrating with project manager, Sohail Khan

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Nov 7, 2013

THANK YOU FOR TRANSFORMING JIBON'S LIFE

Jibon
Jibon

Dear friends,

You have changed so many little children's lives by contributing to OBAT's Preschool projects. Here is the story of just one of those hundreds of chidren.

Jibon is a precious five year old boy who studies at OBAT's Khulna Preschool. His father, Mr. Lukman drives a rickshaw for a living. His daily income is about $2. Chanda Begum, his mother, works as a maid in several homes and earns $26 a month.

Jibon is deeply interested in studying. According to him, his dad did not get a chance to study and for that reason, he had to become a rickshaw driver. Jibon thinks that being a rickshaw driver is a very difficult job. He wants to be educated so he can find a good job when he grows up.

Many boys like Jibon  are pursuing such dreams. OBAT’s mission is to try to make these dreams come true by empowering them through education.

Thank you for helping Jibon and so many other children pursue their dreams. By going to preschools, these children are prepared to take and pass the tests that will give them admission into elementary schools.

So far, you have helped us raise $5,380. Help us raise the remaining $8,370 and reach our goal.

You are setting up the course for a lifetime of learning for these children and for this, we are truly grateful.

With sincere appreciation for your support,

The OBAT team.

Jibon, with friends at the Khulna Preschool
Jibon, with friends at the Khulna Preschool

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Aug 14, 2013

A path to hope- snapshots from OBAT's Preschools

Engrossed in learning
Engrossed in learning

Dear friends,

Hope you will like these new images we have received from OBAT's Preschools. These pictures capture the true spirit of the little children, all of whom are anxious to learn, yet have such few opportunities to make their wishes come to life. By supporting our Preschools, you are giving these innocent children the means with which to make their lives better and brighter. 

Currently, we have been able to raise $5,350 with your help. Only $8,400 remains until we reach our goal. With your support, we hope to reach that goal soon.

Thank you for creating the path to hope for these young children.

With immense gratitude for your support,

OBAT Helpers.

SB Nagar Preschoolers with their teacher
SB Nagar Preschoolers with their teacher
Joy at Rangpur Preschool
Joy at Rangpur Preschool
A class in progress
A class in progress
Studying hard
Studying hard

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