Street Children Education Program-ICCO-Netherlands

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VOSD has been working for the betterment of the poor and vulnerable people of the country. In our country many poor children remain illiterate as their parents could not afford for their children’s education. For the improvement of the poor vulnerable people, VOSD has targeted the street children of our country, who remain illiterate and lead an inhuman life. In this purpose, VOSD has been implementing street children education project supported by ICCO-Netherlands in Barisal City Corporation areas with the objectives i) to raise the awareness among the street children, slum dwellers and their parents, ii) to develop their professional skills and knowledge, iii) to provide them supplementary food and shelter supports, iv) to provide risks free job for the poor street children, v) to provide hands on training on electric & electronics, plumbing, sewing & embroidery, box making, house wearing, block batik making, cooking & food processing, etc. vi) to provide primary education, etc. VOSD has been running 10 shelter based education centers for 300 street children in Barisal City Corporation areas from 2000 and already 3300 street children have been graduated, trained and placed in jobs. Even, 470 children have returned to their houses at villages and are now continuing educations.