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Project of providing secondary education to the tea workers children

18/12/2013: Bangladesh

November 27, 2013 has been an outstanding day for us in Bangladesh. It was the day when we have finally been able to purchase the land on which to build our dream. A beautiful plot in the municipality of Moulovibazar, filled with trees, with a creek crossing it from North to South, adjacent to a tea plantation, and that meets all the conditions to make our project of providing secondary education to the tea workers children.

In the morning the deed of sale between the owner and the Diocese of Sylhet was signed; in the afternoon, following the bengali tradition, Brothers Marti Enrich and Eugenio Sanz went to the plot to "take possession" officially. Then we have made a duty visit to the owner, Mr. Mahfuj Chowdury, descendant of the last zamindar of the area (the zamindars were traditionally aristocrat landowners).

We must thank God for the purchase of the land and to all those who have made it possible with their donations, difficult task because the NGOs never help to the purchase of land. But this is only the beginning, now we have to continue raising funds for the construction of the school. Some NGOs seem favorable to contribute, such as SED and Manos Unidas. Let us hope that some others also will help, as well as private institutions and donors.

Tea plantations children deserve an education that so far is forbidden to them, an education that would open for them the doors of a worthy future. From this post, I encourage everyone to help us, to help these boys and girls, contributing economically and spiritually to this cause, which cannot be more human, or more Christian.

Read more in http://maristmoulovibazar.blogspot.it/

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