Projects in 2016-2017

Bangladesh

Food Support for School of Orphans

Our partner, the Bangladesh Buddhist Missionary Society, was founded in 1977 by Ven. Jivanananda Mahathera, a Buddhist monk who has dedicated his life to the service of suffering humanity. BBMS is a non-sectarian, non-communal, non-governmental organization officially registered in Bangladesh in 1979. Its purpose is to dispense humanitarian services especially to helpless orphans, distressed widows, and other indigent men and women. The Orphan’s Home Complex is located at Betagi in the rural Chittagong Hills region, near the Karnaphuli River.The number of orphans has increased, food prices have risen, and government grants are not adequate to the need. The Orphans Home Complex will use the BGR donation to feed 54 children for 12 months. Annually renewable project.

Bangladesh

Educating Ethnic Buddhist Minority Girls

NEW PROJECT

The Jamyang Foundation (founded 1988 by Ven. Lekshe Tsomo) supports innovative education projects for indigenous girls and women in two of the neediest and most remote parts of the world: the Indian Himalayas and the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. These projects foster women’s learning potential in ways that are harmonious with their unique Buddhist cultural backgrounds.

This BGR project will fund a school lunch program for 116 students studying at Visakha Girls’ School in a remote location about 10 km from the small town of Manikchari. The program was designed by the teachers at the school together with the parents of the girls for the first time last year in response to a serious need for nourishing food for the students. The project includes hiring a cook to help with purchasing food, preparing the meals, and managing the dining room where the lunch is served. The majority of the funds are allocated for the purchase of rice, pulses, vegetables, and fruits. The school lunch program at Visakha Girls’ School provides the nourishment the students might otherwise not receive.

Since the school lunch program was introduced last year, the teachers have observed increased attendance at the school, improved physical health, psychological development, and overall better wellness. Families are also relieved, knowing their children will get valuable schooling and at least one substantial meal per day.

Bangladesh

A Permanent Dormitory for Boy Students in the Chittagong Hill Tracts

NEW PROJECT

Food Support for School of Orphans

Our project partner, Moanoghar, was founded in 1974 by a group of Buddhist monks to provide shelter to children of the Chittagong Hill Tracts affected by conflict or living in remote areas. There are currently 805 residential children at Moanoghar, 55% boys and 45% girls. Many of these children lost one or both parents in the decades-long conflict that plagued this backward part of Bangladesh, a poor region in an extremely poor country.

While the girl students have a permanent dormitory, the dorms for boy students are built with bamboos and wood poles and all of them are more than 15 years old. These are temporary structures that require constant repair and maintenance. The grant from BGR will sponsor the construction of a three-story building with each floor providing accommodation to 40 children. It will be built from bricks on a solid foundation. When the building is complete, it will accommodate 120 children in total–a permanent solution to the problem of accommodation for the students. This will be the first year of a three-year project entirely supported by BGR, made possible through a generous donation from the Chao Foundation. This project testifies to the value of partnership in the effort to provide better opportunities for those in need. Year one of a three-year project.

Cambodia

Food Scholarships for Girls to Stay in School

Food Support for School of Orphans

Lotus Outreach, a trusted BGR partner since 2009, is dedicated to ensuring the education, health, and safety of at-risk and exploited women and children in the developing world, especially in Cambodia. The long-standing BGR-Lotus Outreach partnership provides rice support to primary, secondary, and tertiary students receiving scholarships via the GATE and GATEways programs. The GATE programs provides educational scholarships to girls pursuing primary and secondary education. The GATEways program builds on this by supporting girls who graduated from high school through GATE and are pursuing higher education at universities and technical schools across Cambodia.

තවත් කියවන්න: Projects in 2016

Our Projects

BGR projects are designed to provide direct food aid to people afflicted by hunger and malnutrition, to promote ecologically sustainable agriculture, to support the education of girls and women, and to give women an opportunity to start right livelihood projects to support their families. »


Bangladesh

MARKETS FOR WOMEN
Uplift extremely poor indigenous households in five villages in one of the poorest regions. » 


Bangladesh

EDUCATING CHILDREN
Educate 1,250 children in the Chittagong Hill Tract, a poor region in Bangladesh affected by conflict. » 


Bangladesh

FOOD SUPPORT FOR ORPHANS
Provide food supplies for 54 orphans at The Orphan's Home in the rural Cittagong Hills region. » 


Bangladesh

EDUCATING ETHNIC MINORITIES
Provide food support for 106 ethnic Buddhist minority girls at Yashodara Girl's School in Cittagong Hill Tracts. » 


Cambodia

GIRLS ACCESS TO EDUCATION
Support life-transforming Girls Access To Education program ensuring that girls stay in school. » 


Cambodia

ESCAPE THE SEX TRADE
Provide non-formal education, vocational training, and life skills to sex workers and their children. » 


Cambodia

SYSTEM OF RICE INTENSIFICATION
Expanding an ecologically sensitive method of agriculture that increases rice yields. » 


Cameroon

FOOD FOR POOR CHILDREN
Provide food support for children attending community primary school. » 


China

JOB TRAINING FOR WOMEN
Partner with Shambala Foundation to provide first job experience training to young women. » 


Cote d'Ivoire

ENHANCED FOOD PRODUCTION
Improve food production in the Meki-Ziway area of the Central Rift Valley. » 


Ethiopia

CROP INTENSIFICATION
Promote environmental friendly, economically feasible, and climate-smart agronomic practices among small-scale farmer. » 


Haiti

PROVIDE AFTERSCHOOL MEALS
Provide daily meals two or more daily meals for school children in Jacmel, Haiti. » 


Haiti

ENHANCED RICE PRODUCTION
Provide training in System of Rice Intensification (SRI) to benefit 425 famers in the Artibonite Valley. » 


Haiti

MEALS AND SCHOOLING
Support the establishment of a women's vocational training and community center in Nagpur. » 


Haiti & Jamaica

TREES THAT FEED PEOPLE
Distribute 400 breadfruit trees (200 for each country). Each tree can produce half a ton of fruit a year. » 


India

A YOUTH HOSTEL FOR GIRLS AND WOMEN
Educate girls from India's poorest regions and provide loans and business training. » 


India

FOOD SECURITY FOR WOMEN
Provide enhanced food security for women farmers in Uttarakhand, one of India's poorestt states. » 


Sri Lanka

EDUCATION FOR POOR GIRLS
Provide education and vocational training for girls from poor families who have not yet completed high school. » 


Vietnam

MEALS IN HOSPITALS
Provide thousands of free meals to hospital patients in remote villages off the Mekong Delta region. » 


Vietnam

SCHOLARSIHPS FOR POOR CHILDREN
Provide nearly 500 sttudents with scholarships to elementary and middle schools in Cam Duong and Tam Binh Districts. » 


Vietnam

SYSTEM OF RICE INTENSIFICATION
Expand and improve the quality of Rice Intensification among village farmers in the Thai Nguyen province. » 


Detroit, MI

KEEP GROWING DETROIT
Support more than 1500 gardens to produce 150 tons of produce for low- income families. » 


New York, NY

FEEDING YOUTH STARVED FOR MEANING
Transform homeless impoverished youth to employed persons playing leadership roles in society. » 


New York, NY

URBAN COMMUNITY FOOD PROJECT
Create sustainable food system for insecure communities while educating and employing at-risk youth. » 


Santa Clara County, CA

CULTIVATING ORGANIC GARDENS
Reduce food insecurity among low income residents by teaching organic gardening skills. »