Nutritious-Food Delivered to 7,749 Street-Children by Mojar-School

Mojar-School delivered free nutritious-foods to 7,749 street-children and uprooted people on July 2021.

Access to nutritional food is like a scarce luxury for the street-children and uprooted-people living on the streets. Those underprivileged people who were able to afford to fulfill their hunger with the minimum income they had through activities conducted on the streets (i.e. street stalls, roadside goods sellers) daily, their income has reduced to dangerously lower levels; as people are cautious about buying products from roadside due to COVID-19 spread. Moreover, few are coming during lockdowns.

These underprivileged people are maybe not among the vulnerable ones falling ill from the virus, but they are at an extreme stage of malnutrition. These street-children and uprooted-people are at great risk of falling ill from health complexities rather than the virus itself. This is a serious situation where hunger has become a more pressing concern for them.

Mojar School Beside the Underprivileged and Street-Children

In this devastating situation, the underprivileged people can’t even dream about celebrating Eid. The street-children sometimes received Qurbani meat as a share from some people, which is rarely available due to economic downfall.

Mojar-School trying its best to reach these vulnerable people in this devastating situation – delivering one free nutritious meal for the street-children and uprooted-people daily. Since 2020, Mojar-School has delivered free-nutritious-food regularly, ensuring these people receive their daily essential nutrition in one meal. After receiving nutritious-food regularly the street-children and uprooted-people are at relief from starving for uncountable days. Apart from regular nutritious-food, Mojar-School made sure the street-children and uprooted-people do not feel deprived of the enjoyments of festivals. This Eid-al-Adha Mojar-School ensured Qurbani meat (beef) for the underprivileged street-children and uprooted-people.

These activities are possible because of the well-wishers and volunteers supporting us, even in this overwhelming pandemic situation. The street-children and uprooted-people received free nutritious-food regularly throughout the pandemic situation. Many guardian’s and street-children’s struggles have become easier, and that has only been possible as you supported us in this journey.

So, we are presenting a brief update of the Food Program in July 2021.

Free-Nutritious-Food Delivering Update

In July 2021, Mojar-School has provided free-nutritious-food to 7,749 underprivileged-street-children and uprooted-people. Of these, 91% were street-children and uprooted-people in Dhaka (Komlapur, Sadarghat, Dhalpur, Street-Children’s Shelter, Shaympur, Khilgaon, Gulistan). The remaining 9% were delivered to the underprivileged children and uprooted-people outside Dhaka (in Monpura 1- South Shakuchia and Monpura -2 Kajir Char – Bhola District)

We try to bring variation to the food menu every month. The menu includes vegetables, Rice-egg, Rice-chicken, Chicken-Polaou, cake, and Rice-beef, to differentiate the taste of the underprivileged-children. While arranging the meals ensuring the nutritional value of food is our priority and giving protein the utmost importance.

সম্মানিত শুভাকাঙ্ক্ষী তার সন্তানসহ এসেছিলেন সদরঘাট পয়েন্টে। নিজের হাতেই ছোট সোনা মনি কেক কাটছেন। কিছু সময় পরে যা বিতরণ করা হয় সুবিধাবঞ্চিত শিশুদের সাথে।

সম্মানিত শুভাকাঙ্ক্ষী তার সন্তানসহ এসেছিলেন সদরঘাট পয়েন্টে। নিজের হাতেই ছোট সোনা মনি কেক কাটছেন। কিছু সময় পরে যা বিতরণ করা হয় সুবিধাবঞ্চিত শিশুদের সাথে।

Birthdays and Other Events

In addition to arranging regular nutritious meals, many of our well-wishers also celebrated their birthdays or other important events with the street-children.

It might be very little for us, but good free-nutritious-food is like a dream come true for those street-children’s celebrations. Because of our well-wishers, the street-children get a touch of enjoyment and celebration in their stale life.

This July 2021, our well-wishers have celebrated a total of 15 events (birthdays, death anniversaries, blessings for parents, and cultural events) through Mojar-School. All these events had cakes, juice, and good quality food (Beef, chicken-polao, Egg-potato with rice) for the children instead of regular meals.

 

Mojar-School’s Well-Wishers

Mojar-School’s well-wishers have directly helped us reach out to a large number of children in July 2021. All of them have donated through the bKash app and the official website of Mojar-School.

Also, the encouragement of thousands of well-wishers through social media has further strengthened our confidence.

Long-term Plan & Impact

Mojar-School believes that long-term solutions will not come by only delivering free-nutritious-food. We must ensure the education of underprivileged-children. Now, 50% of the underprivileged-children enlighten by the light of education through the efforts of Mojar-School for the last 08 years. Mojar-School will keep moving ahead with a plan to ensure education for the remaining 50% of the children very soon.

 

Thank You Note for Donors

Lastly, we would like to thank all the donors and well-wishers. Today, with your support, Mojar-School has become a place of trust for hundreds of underprivileged-street-children and uprooted-people. Without you all, we would never be able to deliver free-nutritious-food to 7,749 underprivileged-children in July 2021.

All the well-wishers who have been with us by making donations in July 2021; can mail the following information and your bKash number to mojarschool@gmail.com to collect the money receipt of your donation.

Needed Information:

Name, mobile number, email address, address, occupation, and birthday.

 

Mojar-School in Brief

Mojar-School (an Odommo Bangladesh Foundation initiative) has been working towards building a street-child-free Bangladesh since February 10, 2013.

At present, 2,500 underprivileged-children get the opportunity to study in 08 schools of Mojar-School every month. Of these, 850 underprivileged-children in 04 permanent schools are provided free education according to the National Curriculum; from pre-primary to 5th grade. From 6th grade besides academic education, there is also an arrangement for providing technical education.

Mojar-School reaches an average of 1,650 street-children every month through the remaining 04 open schools. In addition, we provide free-nutritious-food to thousands of underprivileged-children and people at multiple food-points.

In addition, Mojar-School has been able to support a total of 155 underprivileged-families through Odommo-Bangladesh-Better-Stories (OBBS).