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of C$70,000 goal
MeetMina
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Mina is a 9-year-old girl who works at a tobacco factory in Bangladesh and dreams of becoming a teacher.

She helps take care of her brother, Yeasin, who is 7 years old. They live with their parents, sharing a house in the slums with five other families.

She can't go to school because she spends most of her day at work to help her family with the costs of basic needs.

Let's take a closer look at a day in her life.

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SEND YOUR MESSAGE TO MINA UNTIL THE END OF AUGUST

Our Hope Letters are available at Good Neighbors Canada and the London Children's Museum.

VISIT OUR "POST OFFICE" AT THE LONDON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

Our creation station is open for the whole month of June, so kids can use their imagination to inspire and encourage Mina!

PRIZES FOR MOST INSPIRATIONAL LETTER AND MOST INSPIRATIONAL ARTWORK

  • Donations will be given in the winners' names:
    • $500 to our school project in Bangladesh from both winners.
    • $250 to a charity of choice of the best letter winner.
    • $250 to a charity of choice of the best artwork winner.
  • There will also be individual prizes: a Fujifilm Instax Mini and a surprise gift card for both winners.

70K IN 70 MONTHS - LET'S FUND A SCHOOL IN MINA'S COMMUNITY!

Good Neighbors Korea is raising funds to assist Mina's family.

However, it is a sad reality that Mina is just one of many children in need of better education.

Good Neighbors Canada is committed to raising C$70,000 in 7 months to improve a school in Mina's community.

The money will go towards building a new playground, providing books and equipment, as well as implementing facility upgrades, tuition assistance and staff training.

With your help, we hope to change the lives of several kids in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Help us reach our goal and save a school!

MUSIC FOR MIRPUR - A BENEFIT CONCERT FEATURING CHAD PRICE

On Thursday, August 8, Good Neighbors Canada will be hosting a fundraiser with the very talented singer-songwriter Chad Price at the Wolf Performance Hall to help with our goal.

Enjoy a reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres before the concert:

  • Cocktail party and silent auction at 7 pm.
  • Entertainment with Chad Price and band at 8 pm.
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Mina has many responsibilities.

She needs hope to get through her long days.

 

Girl working at tobacco factory

Mina's father had to stop working as a rickshaw runner after he got sick.

Now, Mina and her family work 8 hours a day at the factory with no rest.

They earn about 70 cents a day.

Fine tobacco powder surrounds Mina all day long.

It makes breathing very difficult.

Can you imagine how sick she can get?

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Mina handles dangerous materials to make cigarettes.

She has trouble breathing and experiences frequent stabbing headaches.

Mina is part of a night study group.

Learning is the highlight of her day.

Her days are tough.

Help send her some hope in Bangladesh.