Learning for Life enables South Asia's most marginalised populations to gain access to education, health and employment - the basic human rights that form the first, essential step in overcoming poverty. We work in Bangladesh Nepal and India, and have long-established links with Pakistan and Afghanistan.
We work with local partners to provide catch-up education for working children who have never been to school or have dropped out, training for teachers, vocational training and reproductive health services for women, and capacity-building and rights awareness for communities. We provide our local partners, who understand local issues, with the skills and support to help communities set up and manage practical and sustainable projects that meet their real needs.
We aim to be transparent, accountable and innovative. Our track-record of establishing stable, sustainable projects that continue to make a permanent difference, gives us great pride.
CORNONAVIRUS EMERGENCY APPEAL
We urgently need your help to support our response to the COVID – 19 pandemic.
Please give what you can today.
Learning for Life is working urgently with our partners in Bangladesh and Nepal to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. LfL works with children and girls in some of the most deprived and rural areas to ensure that they receive an education.
The schools have shut to prevent the spread of the virus, but we want to ensure that the children are healthy and well and able to return as soon as they can.
The children live in remote villages. LfL’s partners are working hard to stop the spread of the virus by providing vital education in hand-washing to prevent infection and providing families with essential hygiene packs of buckets, soap, disinfectant, masks and handkerchiefs.
For families who have lost their income, LfL’s partners are distributing food packs which contain rice, pulses, oil, potato, salt and flour.
A food pack which contains enough to feed a family of five people for 30 days costs £22.
A hygiene pack which will help to keep a family of five safe from COVID-19 for 30 days costs £12.
Together both of these packs will help to support vulnerable families.
Many of the fundraising events – like the London Marathon – that support LfL have been postponed.
Please support our work by donating to our Coronavirus Emergency Appeal and help LfL to continue to protect children, young girls and their families from this virus.
As the pupils of the Dan Doherty Memorial School go through their educational experiences provided by the school, we are fortunate enough to have received some case studies from three students: Sagar Thing, Mamata Praja and Sarita Praja.
The video below highlights the progress made by one of Learning for Life's most successful projects, the Floating School project in Bangladesh.
Learning for Life would like to thank our Project Sponsors: