Jan 19, 2018

Quarterly Report (January 2018)

2017 Impacts
2017 Impacts

Last year has been a great year for Spreeha. Thanks to the support of our donors and friends globally, we were able to serve and impact 29,519 lives in 2017 in the slums of Rayerbazaar area in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The services were driven primarily by the team of doctors, teachers and social workers on the ground. 

Our biggest services were in the healthcare serving 28,335 people from clinic services, pre- and post-natal care to health education. The story of Shilpi portrays a picture of the impacts Spreeha is making on the ground.

“Our village had this long prevailing superstitious practice of not consulting any doctor during pregnancy or even during child birth. So eight years ago, when I gave birth to my child there, it was an excruciating experience. But this year, Spreeha with their medical facilities, made this experience a much less painful one and they also spoke to my family regarding the need for medical care. Not only were there fewer complications, I also received very strong support from their end.” - Shilpi, Healthcare Program

Children’s Art Competition

In November, an art competition took place among Spreeha's pre-school and after-school students in Rayer Bazaar, Dhaka, Bangladesh. A therapeutic, positive distraction like this art competition brought smiles to the faces of many creative children who participate in Spreeha's pre-school and after school programs. 

Seattle

Spreeha Winter Social: Journey of Hope in Seattle was a hit in November! Spreeha was able to engage many new donors and volunteers at this event. A fashion show on Bengali sarees, and Bollywood dance performances, all performed by volunteers were a great delight for many who attended. A journey of hope must begin with a single step. We thank our dedicated volunteers, supporters, and donors like you who make our journey possible.

Shilpi
Shilpi
Children's Art Program
Children's Art Program
Children's Art Program
Children's Art Program
Winter Social 2017
Winter Social 2017
Winter Social 2017
Winter Social 2017
Oct 26, 2017

A Milestone: 50,000+ Lives Changed

50,000+ Lives Changed
50,000+ Lives Changed

50,000+ Lives Changed

Since its inception in 2013, our Journey of Hope project has successfully been able to impact 50,813 lives as of June, 2017. Spreeha remains steadfast in its effort to address the needs and challenges our communities face, while promoting their empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.

A Story of Resilience

For your inspiration of the day, follow this story of Mim, a story of resilience. Stand by Spreeha as we continue to invest in girls like Mim, to support every girl's right to learn and lead.

This 3 minute video is a must watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw2VSZPdCxA&feature=share

Partnership with Dhaka University Cultural Society

Dhaka University Cultural Society partnered with Spreeha to spread joy as well as awareness on the importance of culture and education in the lives of students. We are grateful for the many educational materials received as gifts for our Journey of Hope project.

Global Handwashing Day

Spreeha celebrated Global Handwashing Day on the 15th of October. At the slum communities we serve, children frequently get sick due to unthinkable unsanitary conditions, playing at the city’s garbage dump site, which also happens to be their home. As hard as it is to contemplate, something as simple as handwashing with soap has the power to improve access to education for children, protect the health of patients and communities, as well as reduce inequities.

Partnership with Dhaka University Cultural Society
Partnership with Dhaka University Cultural Society
Safety and Cleanliness Education
Safety and Cleanliness Education
Students learn about the importance of handwashing
Students learn about the importance of handwashing
Our Hands, Our Future
Our Hands, Our Future
Jul 26, 2017

Progga, Spreeha's Leadership Platform for Adolescent Girls

Guest of honor, Professor Mahfuza Khanam
Guest of honor, Professor Mahfuza Khanam

Progga is here to shape our future leaders!

Progga, our leadership platform for adolescent girls, is designed with innovation and creativity. In partnership with various institutes, Progga reaches out to female adolescents training them to be effective decision makers.

 

Inspiration 

When he is not busy representing his nation with his motivating words and endless energy, Bangladesh's Cricket Team Captain, Mashrafe Mortaza spends his time inspiring youth! He paid a visit to our students recently and they couldn’t have been more excited to meet such an amazing role model. 

With his relentless energy, spirit and dedication towards representing the nation, he truly stands as a role model for youth everywhere. We are grateful for the moments he spent with our students, his biggest fans.

 

Thank you, Mashrafe for joining our journey to inspiring millions! 

 

Breaking the taboo around periods!

On the occasion of World Menstrual Hygiene Day, Tashfiha Nusrat, Program Lead at Spreeha conducted a Menstrual Health Service Workshop session at International School Dhaka. The session conducted for students of the sixth grade called in for solutions to the various problems students face when on their period at the school.

 

Championing Change: Celebrating Leadership and Motherhood

On 13th May, 2017 Spreeha celebrated Mother's Day by bringing together inspirational women who are champions as mothers and leaders. The panelists engaged in a much needed dialogue of how mothers can also be great leaders in their chosen field of work and persevere.

 

Prof. Dr. AAMS Arefin Siddique, Vice Chancellor of University of Dhaka graced Spreeha's event, "Championing Change" as the chief guest with an inspirational speech. He spoke of how the principle of empathy at Spreeha is vital for community based programs and motivated our organisation to carry on the path to inspire millions.

We thank him for his support and promise to hold our principles in the forefront of our solutions!

Nobonita Chowdhury, Editor of DBC News and Anchor, 'Rajkahon- Nobonita Chowdhuryr shathe', our panel moderator, spoke about how it's important for mothers to support their daughters to excel in their chosen field of work.

Our guest of honor, Professor Mahfuza Khanam has been the pioneer of women empowerment since the birth of Bangladesh. Her fearless contribution to the country while being a mother has set bold examples and continues to be the source of inspiration for men and women everywhere.

Rafiath Rashid Mithila wears many hats, from actress, singer, to Head of Early Childhood Development and Girls' Education at BRAC International - her career is truly diverse. And most importantly, she is a mother who puts her child's needs first. 

She spoke about how creating a routine for her child ensures stability and makes sure her daughter understands the importance of her mother's work. The importance of a supportive organisation for a woman is vital in this day and age, to facilitate women in leadership roles.

Rizwana Hasan, leading environmental attorney and Chief Executive, BELA, is an inspiring woman fearlessly challenging gender roles at work while being a hands-on mom at home.

Shwapna Bhowmick, Country Manager, Bangladesh and Mayanmar, Marks & Spencer is a leading woman in the world of RMG, which is still a prominent patriarchal sector. She spoke about how she creates a support system at her office to cater to her child and the importance of having a supportive life partner for a woman. 

Champion all rounders for our future leaders to look up to!

Rizwana Hasan, leading environmental attorney
Rizwana Hasan, leading environmental attorney
Shwapna Bhowmick, Country Manager, Marks & Spencer
Shwapna Bhowmick, Country Manager, Marks & Spencer
Rafiath Rashid Mithila, Head, ECD &Girls' Ed, BRAC
Rafiath Rashid Mithila, Head, ECD &Girls' Ed, BRAC
Nobonita Chowdhury, Editor of DBC News and Anchor
Nobonita Chowdhury, Editor of DBC News and Anchor
Prof. Dr. AAMS Arefin Siddique, Vice Chancellor DU
Prof. Dr. AAMS Arefin Siddique, Vice Chancellor DU
Spreeha Adolescent Girls' Club Future Leaders
Spreeha Adolescent Girls' Club Future Leaders
Spreeha Future Leader, Afrin posing a question
Spreeha Future Leader, Afrin posing a question
Progga is here to shape our future leaders!
Progga is here to shape our future leaders!
Spreeha's students present a specially made card
Spreeha's students present a specially made card
Mashrafe learning about program details at Spreeha
Mashrafe learning about program details at Spreeha
Mashrafe Murtaza, Captain with Spreeha students
Mashrafe Murtaza, Captain with Spreeha students
 
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