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Benefit Dinner at Mattabesett Canoe Club!

Do you want to make a difference but don’t know how? Print out this flyer and come eat at the Mattabesett Canoe Club this Saturday, November 5th! 10% of your bill will be donated to Brighter Dawns, to improve living conditions in the slums of Bangladesh.

Do you want to make a difference but don't know how? Print out this flyer and come eat at the Mattabesett Canoe Club this Saturday, November 5th! 10% of your bill will be donated to Brighter Dawns, to improve living conditions in the slums of Bangladesh.

Free Diabetes Screenings for Ward 12

A generous donation of diabetes testing materials has allowed us to provide free diabetes screenings to over 100 individuals within Ward 12! Residents were grateful for this opportunity as many do not have the means to check their sugar levels.      

A generous donation of diabetes testing materials has allowed us to provide free diabetes screenings to over 100 individuals within Ward 12! Residents were grateful for this opportunity as many do not have the means to check their sugar levels.      

Families Appreciate Tube Well Being Installed

Imagine this: on top of not having access to clean, safe running water, you’re forced to live by the railroad tracks where danger is lurking in every corner. Unfortunately, this is reality for over 5,000 residents in the Ward 12 slum in Khalishpur, Khulna. However, Brighter Dawns was able to successfully solve their entry to […]

Imagine this: on top of not having access to clean, safe running water, you're forced to live by the railroad tracks where danger is lurking in every corner. Unfortunately, this is reality for over 5,000 residents in the Ward 12 slum in Khalishpur, Khulna. However, Brighter Dawns was able to successfully solve their entry to a basic resource of life: providing potable water. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Over 5000 people reside both right and left of railroad track."]
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Despite the conditions, the tube well installed in this area brought smiles to many.
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Art Supply Donations from Universal School Teacher, Mrs. Sawsan Radwan, enables Brighter Dawns to expand project for children!

We had several sessions for children where the emphasis was on hygiene–hand washing in particular. Because we were given over 28 boxes of Crayola crayons, markers, pencils, pastels by Mrs. Radwan we distributed them to children where they showed us what it meant to them to keep their hands germ-free. All children were rewarded with […]

[caption id="attachment_718" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="A group of children happily show off their artwork demonstrating how they should clean their hands before eating."][/caption] We had several sessions for children where the emphasis was on hygiene--hand washing in particular. Because we were given over 28 boxes of Crayola crayons, markers, pencils, pastels by Mrs. Radwan we distributed them to children where they showed us what it meant to them to keep their hands germ-free. All children were rewarded with lollipops for their hard work.   For more updates on Brighter Dawns' work in Bangladesh, read about our well project and check out the Middletown Patch's feature on our work in Ward 12 this summer.        

Sanitary Kits in the Process of Being Distributed!

As promised, we, at Brighter Dawns, strive to provide a multi-faceted solution. In addition to our tube wells and latrines, we were able to purchase and distribute 1000 sanitary kits which included 2 bars of soap, cleaning tablets, and sanitary napkins for women. In addition, we provided Harpic Solution (a cleaning agent) for all the […]

As promised, we, at Brighter Dawns, strive to provide a multi-faceted solution. In addition to our tube wells and latrines, we were able to purchase and distribute 1000 sanitary kits which included 2 bars of soap, cleaning tablets, and sanitary napkins for women. In addition, we provided Harpic Solution (a cleaning agent) for all the latrines. All kits were distributed after holding health seminars with women.        

Brighter Dawns Items Await Packaging

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Brighter Dawns prepares materials to launch Sanitation Project!

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Brighter Dawns T-Shirts on sale now!

You can now order Brighter Dawns t-shirts using our online form!

You can now order Brighter Dawns t-shirts using our online form!

Cookie Care Packages!

Studying for midterms? Need a cookie? Come by Usdan during lunch or dinner and sign up for a cookie care package! We’ll be here all week. Cookies can be ordered for yourself or for a friend, and we’ll deliver them to your WesBox before midterms week. One cookie goes for $3 and two cookies go […]

Studying for midterms? Need a cookie? Come by Usdan during lunch or dinner and sign up for a cookie care package! We'll be here all week. Cookies can be ordered for yourself or for a friend, and we'll deliver them to your WesBox before midterms week. One cookie goes for $3 and two cookies go for $5.

Vote for Brighter Dawns!

The Dell Social Innovation Competition is an extraordinary funding and publicity opportunity and Brighter Dawns is in the running. Vote now!

The Dell Social Innovation Competition is an extraordinary funding and publicity opportunity for organizations and individuals who are working to combat social problems worldwide. A grant of $50,000 will be awarded to the group with the most votes, giving the winner a chance to make their idea a reality. With your help, Brighter Dawns can win the grant, allowing us to put our project in Khalishpur into action! To vote, simply go to http://www.dellsocialinnovationcompetition.com/ideaView?id=08780000000DaSiAAK and follow these steps: 1. Click "Register Now," located below the login area on the right. 2. Follow the registration instructions. 3. Search for "Brighter Dawns," or follow the link above, to see our project description. 4. Click "Vote!" Thank you for your support!
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