Furniture for a Boys' Dormitory
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. Today Moanoghar School provides free or highly subsidized education to about 1,250 disadvantaged children from different ethnic indigenous communities of this rural, mountainous region; more than 700 of the students live on campus in twelve residential hostels. The Chittagong Hill Tracts is the poorest region in Bangladesh and has the country's highest dropout rates, especially among girls. Despite serving a largely impoverished and rural student population, Moanoghar is among the best-performing schools in the region.
Over the past three years, BGR grants have funded the construction of a boys’ dormitory named Shanti Bhavan (House of Peace) to house 120 boy students at Moanoghar. Currently Shanti Bhavan has furniture for only 40 students; an additional 40 are living in the dormitory without furniture, and another group of 40 will be moving into the dormitory next year. This project will fund the purchase of furniture for 80 boy students. A bed, table, chair, and book shelf will be provided for each student. New project