Bro Lucio's Street Kids Charity is non-denominational, has a tiny loaned office, no paid staff and survives (like the kids) from hand to mouth. They only accept cash help from people who actually work with them on the streets, but luckily this does include The Dhaka Catenians.
I want to raise funds to help Bro Lucio's Street Kids Charity to be provided via The Dhaka Catenians. Because of the difficulty in costing things in such a low cost operation, at this point we're partly guessing but I think we need at least £5,000 or more to fund the office, which would enable them to start getting organised to raise funds locally for a half-way house to get at least a few kids off the street.
We also need to fund vocational training and buy some basic IT equipment for the Catholic Girls Orphanage in Tejgaon, which also takes children of other faiths aged 8-16. At age 16 they have to leave the safety of the orphanage. The Brothers of Dhaka 929 have agreed to manage and supervise the project, and they have many young Brothers willing to help by training the girls. We need £5,000 for equipment, a 2 year maintenance contract and Internet access for the training room.
The Principal of the Orphanage, Sister Biyoja was delighted by this Catenian Initiative and has agreed to cooperate fully with Dhaka 929 in implementing the skills training to help the girls.
As getting money into Bangladesh is difficult due to government rules, I'm collecting cash. I give it to a North Warwickshire Brother who sends it via bank transfer to his elderly father in Dhaka, who is a Brother of Dhaka 929. The government allows this due to the family connection. It's a bit complex, but we know it works...!
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