March 7, 2007

5000 US droller for poor Bangladeshi school children

For poor Bangladeshi school children, England A cricket team has donated 5000 US dollars that will be used for school feeding programme in Bangladesh.

Malaysia Sun reported on Monday:
The initiative by England team would encourage others to come forward to assist poor children to meet their immediate needs and gain capacity to cope with difficulties in their lives in the long run," WFP Representative Bangladesh, Douglas Broderick said.

"They're excited by the prospect of a visit from the England A team, and also extremely grateful for the funds that have been raised towards their school feeding programme."

During their visit to Gaibandah, the England players will also hand over a school cricket kit and participate in a game of cricket with schoolchildren from the Durgapur Kalitola Government of Bangladesh Primary School.

School feeding programmes are an integral part of United Nations World Food Programme's work in Bangladesh.

The provision of food in schools has been shown to be a highly effective way of increasing enrolment and attendance, enhancing the learning experience of children, and improving their intake of micronutrients.

In the age of Science, the Bangladeshis children are depraved of proper education. So it is a great challenge for Bangladesh.