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In cooperation with German Doctors e.V., the Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation is supporting a school in Dhaka,

Bangladesh, home to approx. 160 million people, making it the most densely populated countries in the world. At the same time, it is one of the world's poorest countries: 32% of the population lives below the poverty line. The average life expectancy is 69 years. 73 out of 1,000 children die before their fifth birthday; by comparison, in Germany, only five out of a thousand don't make it to their fifth birthday. A considerable part of the population, particularly the children, is malnourished and lack access to education.


Since 1991, the Bengali coordinator of German Doctors, Mr. Aminul "Babul" Hoque, has been establishing several schools for slum children. He himself comes from a poor background and would therefore like to offer the slum children the opportunity to attend school, to give them the tools for a path to a better future. Nearly 1,600 children are now receiving a basic education in three primary schools and a high school. Some of the teaching takes place in shifts in order to allow more children to attend classes.

 

In addition to classes, the students there are also given meals to prevent malnutrition and the associated resulting illnesses. For high school students, there is also the opportunity to attend a pre-vocational course, for example, in hairdressing or computers.

 

Many more children can attend school because of the revenue of the raffle at Sixt's global conference.