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.
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:
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.”