What we do in Bangladesh
The Duaripara Family Development Project is an integrated programme comprising education, health, family well-being, community advocacy and economic development activities to give the girls and their families the chance of a different future. It has been run as a partnership between Oasis and the Church of Bangladesh since 2005. The project has a multi-dimensional approach towards improving the lives of girls and also focuses on addressing issues of family violence, poor treatment of females and personal safety.
Currently we have 18 staff who are working on this project. Our beneficiaries are currently approximately 120 girls, 98 families and 250 wider community members in the Duaripara slum in Dhaka. Our programme is divided into the following areas:
- Life-skill and creative activities
- Health Promotion
- Family and Community Advocacy
- Economic Development