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SAVE A SCHOOL

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The Save a School Campaign is raising funds to rebuild a school in Mirpur and to promote children's rights

 

Kids are being pushed to work or forced into early marriage because their families cannot look after them.

Bangladesh has more than 2 million child brides.

Sometimes parents know their children shouldn't work, but the family relies on every possible income.

It is estimated that about 152 million children around the world work to help their families. They are as young as 5 years old.

Our Save a School campaign aims to improve the Mirpur School and help ease the financial burden an education would mean for these kids' families.

We also want to educate the community and fight for child protection laws in Bangladesh.

Click below to donate today.

You will be helping 200 kids.

Raised so far
C$
of C$70,000 goal

Aside from new books, stationery, tuition assistance, uniforms and campaigns for children's rights, you will be providing teacher workshops and several facility improvements like air conditioning, water fountain, painting, playground.

Here's a breakdown of some of the costs: 

Facilities will be improved with painting and decoration.
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Meet Mina

Can you dare to dream of becoming a teacher when you can't even go to school?

Our Save a School campaign was developed from the Hope Letter campaign, a global initiative Good Neighbors promotes every year. Kids write letters of support to a child dealing with hardship in another country.

In Canada the Hope Letter campaign 2019 was launched at the London Children’s Museum in June, marking the first year kids in our country can participate.

This time, kids are writing letters to Mina, a 9 year-old girl who works at a tobacco factory in the city of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

She lives in the slums of Mirpur with her parents and younger brother. They share a house with 5 other families.

After researching about her community, we developed the Save a School campaign to help 200 kids have a chance at a better life as well.

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Music for Mirpur: over $10,5k raised in one night

Our Music for Mirpur benefit concert brought Good Neighbors Canada one step closer to achieving our goal to rebuild a school in Bangladesh.

During the event that happened on August 8th, at the Wolf Performance Hall in downtown London, our caring guests helped raise $10,507.37 for the Save a School campaign!

Music for Mirpur was an event focused, not only in promoting education, but also in raising awareness about the sad fact that 1 in 4 children are engaged in child labour in the poorest countries.

“Today, 152 million children are victims of child labour and they are as young as 5 years old. These kids are essentially being deprived of their childhood”, said Hyang Cho, Executive Director of Good Neighbors Canada. “We work for kids to have better homes and a safe and healthy environment to grow.”

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