Permanent Dormitory for Boy Students in Chittagong Hill Tracts
Our partner in this project, Moanoghar, was founded in 1974 by a group of Buddhist monks to provide shelter to children of Bangladesh's Chittagong Hill Tracts affected by conflict or living in remote areas. Moanoghar has been providing free or highly subsidized education to more than 1300 disadvantaged children from different ethnic communities of the region. Of the total student population, some 700 now are residential, living in dormitories in the campus.
While the girl students have a permanent dormitory, the dorms for boys are built with bamboos and wood poles and are all more than 15 years old. These are temporary structures that require constant repair and maintenance. To help solve this problem, BGR is sponsoring the construction of a boys' hostel--a three-story building called Shanti Bhavan (House of Peace) that will house 120 boy students. Each floor will be able to accommodate 40 boys. Over the past two years, BGR has supported construction of the foundation, first floor, and second floor of the 3-story hostel. This year's grant from BGR will fund construction of the third floor. Year three of a three-year project