With the support of the Australian High Commission in Bangladesh, we’re embarking on a new programme of activities. We began in January 2016, and we’ll be running a range of initiatives over the next two years including:
- ‘Building for safety’ workshops across the region
- ‘Living in harmony with the environment’ workshops in local high schools
- ‘Hygiene and sanitation’ workshops in local primary schools
- Design and construction of improved pit latrines
- Providing material support subsidies for low-income households
Today we’re in Teli para talking about the importance of hygiene. We’ve invited the songteam to help us get the message across. Learning through song is so important here in Bangladesh.
Stay tuned for more updates…
We’re working closely with AzuKo over the next few months. It’s always good to sit down with your partners to chat about shared aims.
Read their interview with Apu here: Shared Vision
In 2014, we embarked on an ambitious sanitation project, and we’ve been working hard to ensure the legacy continues. Today we received news that the Australian High Commission has awarded us a 2-year grant to continue our research, design and implementation of improved sanitation facilities across the region.
Fantastic news all round… and thanks to EWB-UK volunteers for their support with our funding application.
Watch the video of progress so far:
We are working with architecture charity, AzuKo to improve living conditions in Jogen Babu Maath (JBM) slum. We have been supporting the community over a number of years and are developing plans for an urban drainage system, led by a newly elected committee.
Find out more about the project here: Jogen Babu Maath slum
We have two new engineering volunteers from Engineers Without Borders UK (EWB-UK). Amar Parkinson and Jess Durdy will be supporting us for the next 3 months. We’re excited to show them our work past and present.
You can also follow their updates and insights via Jess’s blog: BanglaJess
This document comprises a report of the progress of the works completed by SAFE, with the funds allocated to them by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Read the report: SAFE Dinajpur Rural Development Initiative