Our Endeavour

We firmly believe that education has the ability to vanquish the vicious cycle of poverty.

Shishu Neer started the journey back on 3 August 2007 in Malibagh, Dhaka. We started with only 10 pupils in a nonformal setting, but in the consecutive year, we were able to increase the number of students to 32. The total expenses to run the then Shishu Neer Bangladesh came from the contribution of its benevolent patrons. Shishu Neer Germany was established afterwards as the major donor agency to empower the projects run by Shishu Neer Bangladesh. In 2009, through approved projects by the NGO Affairs Bureau, we were able to grow to accommodate 70 students.

All activities of Shishu Neer Bangladesh are centred around the children from extremely poor households who are living in slums or on the streets, to attain the following objectives.

Our Objectives

To provide these children three to four years of quality primary education and pave the way for mainstream education (in formal schools)

  • To continue to support the children with all of the preceding facilities after getting them admitted to formal schools
  • To continue to tutor them and provide training on ICT
  • To incorporate schoolgoing struggling learners from outside of Shishu Neer Bangladesh into this programme
  • To raise their awareness of health and cleanliness
  • To give them necessary medical care and improve their physical health
  • To provide them a well nutritional lunch and by creating a good eating habit, enable them to study with a sound body
  • To improve their mental health so that they can grow up with a sound mind and a sharp sense of ethics and moral values
  • To coordinate extracurricular activities and child-appropriate entertainment that nurture their mind and body

To make them aware of their rights by discussing those in the classroom so that they can take steps to protect themselves from violence (if any violence against them takes place, Shishu Neer Bangladesh will address it and, if needed, get help from professionals and/or pertinent organisations)

To provide them with direct and effective help in a calamity — difficult diseases, accidents, or fires — and during insufferable times (such as providing warm clothes and blankets during spells of cold wave)

To plan and realise with the children and their families about receiving technical and higher education so that they can break free from the vicious cycle of poverty, stand on their own feet, and find a better life

Our Team

Faruque Ahmed

Executive director

Hasina Akhter


Jannatul Ferdousee


Farjana Akter




Md. Mahmud Hussain

ICT Advisor, English and ICT Teacher

Syed Abu Syeed

Programme Officer

Rohini Kanta Paul

Finance Officer

Shahinoor Akhter


Rabeya Khatun