We are providing aid to children working in Bangladesh

Bangladesh
support for education

The first episode of the new season of the Domino Effect was recorded in Bangladesh. The aim of the mission was to support a Spanish non-governmental organization called Educo which for many years have been providing education to children, including working children. 

Dominika Kulczyk along with the crew of TVN we will present those small heroes and their living conditions, providing more insights into the problem of human rights violation, and depicting the process of conducting a project funded by Kulczyk Foundation for the benefit of young employees of production plants.

Bangladesh is one of the countries with the cheapest labor force in the world. Even though the government of Bangladesh, under pressure from the European Union following the collapse in Rana Plaza, imposed a ban on employing children under the age of 13, still this prohibition is hardly observed. Furthermore, many smaller factories employ exclusively children and teenagers, including in a shift system. Miray and Siray, at the age of 11, have been working in a sewing plant for 5 years. They go there every day and have only half a day off a week. In a different plant, an 8-year-old Shanta works. Her salary is about PLN 25 a month. Their stories might be shocking for Europeans, but at the same time the fortitude and dreams of those brave kids are really touching. The characters presented in the “Domino Effect” go to school like many other children. As a result one day they may get better jobs. But there are thousands kids out there, especially girls, who have no chance for education.

ABOUT THE PARTNER

Educo is a Spanish governmental organization that has been active in Bangladesh for years. It runs 37 schools, 5 of them dedicated to working children. As many as 9 thousands children are under their care. Educo’s Direct in Bangladesh, Nizam Uddin, is seeking buildings that can be transformed into schools. In many cases they are completely ruined – devastated, with no electricity or ventilation, but cheap to maintain and, most importantly, conveniently located. This is essential that schools can’t be too far from their workplaces. Dominika Kulczyk, acting on behalf her family Kulczyk Foundation, will provide funds for renovation and equipment of such a facility run by Educo for working kids. The projects carried out by the Foundation are aimed at providing infrastructure which will serve those in need in the years to come. Especially the ones whose rights are violated.

where we are

Bangladesh

    im warto pomóc

    Case title
    Sabina A 12-year-old girl

    Sabina attends 4th grade. Her family is composed of 4 persons. Her dad is a rickshaw driver, and her mom cuts bricks in a brickyard. Sabina fits flip flop straps.

    Case title
    Miraj i Siraj Boys at the age of 11

    The twins are in the 3rd grade. Their dad works in leather industry and mom is a house wife. The boys work as assistants in a small plant manufacturing leather gloves. They cut leather with scissors following special patterns of gloves. Then they help at the final stage of manufacturing, cutting off remaining shreds. Pursuant to the law of Bangladesh, their work is qualified as hazardous. They live in one room on the second floor of a relatively pretty 4-floor building. They work from 8:00 am to 11:00 am and each of them earns 500 taka, an equivalent of about 22 zlotys a month.

    Case title
    Nizam Director of EDUCO

    He has a degree in commerce. After graduation, he took up a job in a private company. Even though he earned 7 times as much there, then in his following position at Medicines Sans Frontiers, his work did not give him the sense of fulfilment. In the 90’s he joined Medicines Sans Frontiers, where he provided aid to refugees from Myanmar (Burma). He then moved to Dhaka and got a job at Educo (back then the organization was called Intervida). In 2007 the previous director of Educo (Intervida) quit her job and Nizam took her position.

    Case title
    Santa An 8-year-old girl

    The girl is raised by her grandparents as her mom works abroad. She learns at a school run by Educo. It is thanks to Nizam’s attempts that she was able to go to school. After school she works in a sewing workshop. Santa likes her job because it reminds her of her mother whom she really misses. Her grandparents are extremely poor and so it is probably that she will be married off in due course. Her big dream is to become a teacher.

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    Ramian A 10-year-old boy

    He works in a shoe factory, and wants to be an engineer to fix airplanes. After work, he learns at a school run by Educo.

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    Our account number: PL92 1090 1362 0000 0001 2274 9213. SWIFT: WBKPPLPP

    Kulczyk Foundation will allocate 100% of collected funds to supported educational projects.

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