In Sri Lanka, there are 250,000 workers in tea sector, and 60 percent of them are women. They are descendants of indentured servants brought from India by the British over a century ago to pluck the lucrative tea leaves.
CEDAR’s staff Serena and the women in Kashmir.
“Thank you so much for coming… for your help and for your support in this time of need. These materials will really help us a lot in the coming days, but more than materials, thank you for coming and visiting us and spending time with us. That itself is a source of comfort for us…” said Zainab expressing her joy.
Militants from the group calling themselves Islamic State (IS) are booby-trapping land and buildings with improvised explosive device (IEDs). This creates new misery for displaced Iraqi families trying to return home and increases dangers for government forces working on the front line.
[ ‘SHARE’ Nov-Dec 2014 ] FOCUS ~ Country Development
Written by: Fountain Chik (Programme Officer)
Salaam! This is the greeting of Bangladeshi Muslims wishing people peace. ‘Peace’ is a common wish of this harmonious people, although in reality peace and harmony are hard to find.
[ ‘SHARE’ Nov-Dec 2014 ] STEP INTO THE WORLD
Bangladesh’s literacy rate is less than 50%, and it is dangerous for border-area children to travel long distances to state-run schools in the cities. Since 1999, World Concern Bangladesh (WCB) as financially supported mountain area primary schools and provided training for teachers.
[ ‘SHARE’ Nov-Dec 2014 ] JOIN HANDS JOIN HEARTS
Those who have met the beneficiaries of the ‘Join Hands Join Hearts’ Children Ministry Scheme will discovered that regardless of where they live, children have their own dreams, and all cherish any learning opportunities. Perhaps such is the result of being honed by the harshness of life.