There has been schools established in the slums. As we were taken around the slums, we were invited into a few of the homes. Even though it was the middle of the day, inside of the homes were pitch black, except for the small beams of light peeking through the holes in the tin sheet roofs. The need for light here is great!
Our time in Bangladesh was amazing! Tazin Shadid is the founder of Spreeha, an influential and incredibly successful organization that is helping provide health care, immunization, birthing assistance and education in the biggest slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Even though they are in the city they do not have access to electricity or basic living needs, so our solar lights were very useful in meeting the needs of the children there. We currently have 2,800 solar lights distributed to the kids in this area.
As the organization is set up there full time, the associates and social workers of Spreeha, will be able to monitor and evaluate the lights and the long term impact.
We are so thankful for our partnership with such an incredibly successful organization like Spreeha!