Cementing Futures, providing education for children living in poverty.


Cementing Futures is an educational development charity bringing education, hope and dignity to children living in the slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh.


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Sharing Cake

Sharing Cake

When visiting Mohammadpur Literacy Centre the children were given cake as well as their nutritional snack as a special treat.  The children, of their own accord, wrapped the cake in the serviettes to take home to share with their siblings.

Loving our Uniform

Loving our Uniform

The mothers decided that they would like their children to have a uniform, selected a colour and sourced the dresses and shirts. On the day Michael and Nadine visited two children attended school without their uniform, the girl in yellow and the girl in red, as their homes had been washed away in the previous

Michael and Nadine’s Visit

Michael and Nadine’s Visit

Michael Parker, a cardiac physiologist from Southampton, visited the Cementing Futures projects while visiting Dhaka, Bangladesh. Michael raised much appreciated funds for us by running a Marathon in the searing heat in Dhaka which was organised for him by students from the University of Dhaka.  He is shown here with his partner, Nadine, Professor Suraiya


How you can help

There are many ways in which you can help provide this much needed and appreciated education for the children living in the slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh by:

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  • Cementing Futures has allowed 55 children who could not otherwise have attended school to participate in different programmes as well as Bengali, English and Arithmetic. They have increased their knowledge and courage by sharing with each other celebrations, games, singing and dancing.

    Professor Suraiya Siddiquy of Nijera Shikhi
  • As mothers we now understand the need for our children to attend school regularly and will not encourage them in to child labour.

    Nijera Shikhi - following one of the regular mothers’ meetings
  • We are thankful to Cementing Futures as its intervention has made a huge impact on the lives of the girls sponsored.

    Dr Dilara Chowdhury , Mohammadpur Literacy Centre

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