12%
£183raised of £1,500 target by 8 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,500 to support VSO in Bangladesh where I'll be volunteering for 3 months helping to provide health, access to water, and involving the local people

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I am aiming to raise £1500 for VSO. VSO work in several countries across Africa and Asia. I am travelling to Bangladesh to volunteer there for VSO for three months. In Bangladesh they have three projects. These projects are Agricultural Value Chain work which focuses on training small holder farmers and the landless (extreme poor) to increase household food security and create additional income.
Women and Youth Employability and Entrepreneurship creating communities where rural women and youth are economically secure and contribute to building a equal society where everyone can access their rights and entitlements.
Advocates for Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Rights is increasing demand for SRH services amongst Bangladeshi youth.

In 2015-16, VSO helped 9,000
farm families become intensively trained in good agricultural practice, over 900 people
have new skills to challenge forced (child) marriage, and over 600 women and youth entrepreneurs have received support that has lead to increased employment, income or improved employment conditions.

Bangladesh has the world's fourth highest rate of children entering into forced ‘marriages’. Evidence suggests that VSO volunteer-led peer education and awareness raising activities in the rural northwest of the country are empowering youth to stand up for their sexual health and rights by resisting early marriage.

People from the UK and Bangladesh teams taking part in VSO’s ICS global youth volunteering programme organised ‘courtyard sessions’ in Durgapur village. Issues tackled included the negative impacts of early marriage, with a particular focus on the risks to health of young girls and legal protection for child rights. Shapla, a 14-year-old girl, went on to testify to the positive influence the intervention had in helping her convince her father to halt her marriage to a 34 year old man.

Thank you for your support and for more information please visit
https://www.vsointernational.org

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  • Olivia George

    Olivia George

    2 months ago

    Olivia George

    Thank you so much for the continued support, I cannot believe we have already achieved 12% of the target! We hopefully will start planning an event that'll work for everyone. Big love xx

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  • Olivia George

    Olivia George

    2 months ago

    Olivia George

    Thank you so much for everyone's support so far! We are currently coming up with lots of fabulous ideas to keep fundraising! If anyone has any ideas, please let me know😊

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  • Julie Anson

    Julie Anson

    Oct 21, 2016

    So proud of what you're doing Liv. Love you sooooo much Xxxxxxxxxx

    £50.00

  • Sally

    Sally

    Oct 20, 2016

    Fantastic Liv :) xxx

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 19, 2016

    Go get em daughter, you will do an impressive job I am sure

    £30.00

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