Rehabilitation & training centre for the destitute children: Konabari, Gazipur
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The rising issue of homeless children on the streets & children affected by extreme poverty has outstretched to such levels that measures like sheltering & training them has long been implemented in many places of our country. Such an institution is the 'Training & Rehabilitation Centre for the Destitute Children' in Konabari, Gazipur. The children are taken in as young toddlers, & cared for until they are adolescents ready to find some kind of work to keep their lives going. However, even though the care given is no less than necessary, the way in which the whole organization operates now does not always offer much choice to the children once they are of age to take care of their own needs. This hugely owes to the lack of proper infrastructure to facilitate that kind of learning & environment, & also accommodate the number of children it could hold considering the amount of area the site of the institution has. These children are in need for extra nurturing, & an environment that aid in such kind of development. It is very important to understand that the needs & wants of these children vary greatly from a child who comes from a well off family. Many of these children go through severe mental trauma that affects their developmental psychology, which is an important part of growing up to be a responsible person in the society. However, the most significant problem remains to be the training & education they receive, which determines their future. The core agenda of such an institution lay fruitless if the children doesn't fit in & contribute to the rest of the society when they no longer belong to this institution. This report therefore, focuses on such special needs & wants, the proper kind of training & education, their integration with the society & the making of such spaces that provide these.