L'Arche Bangladesh
Communities : MYMENSINGH - 3 houses
Core members : 34 - 21 welcomed in a L’Arche home

Meet Shahanaj, her touching story

When Shahanaj was young, she was separated from her family and taken to an orphanage outside the capital city of Dhaka. This was a very traumatic experience. She moved to L’Arche in 2007. Although she continues to miss her family terribly, especially her mother, she also continues to grow and accept L’Arche as her home. She loves birthdays, and basically any celebration where she can wear a sari! keep the community vibrant. 

"To be a part of the community means to make journey together through sharing our lives, working together, eating together, praying together, celebrating together etc.” - Ganesh, L'Arche Mymensingh

Creating Change

  • The community has recently completed the construction of their very own home! This has created a wonderful sense of permanence for the community, which had been renting all their buildings for the last fifteen years.
  • The community used the experience of building a house to also build relationships with local government officials and local leaders.
  • Over the past 15 years, the attitudes of people in the neighborhood toward persons with an intellectual disability has significantly changed - the community now feels accepted by the neighborhood. 

Vision for the Future

  • To strengthen the salary program and professional growth opportunities, which will promote a more stable and healthy community life.
  • To improve the quality of life in our rented houses by completing necessary maintenance. 
  • To secure a stable financial structure for the community through increased local funding, and through continued support from international donors.
  • To promote interreligious dialogue within the community at all levels of community life.

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By financially supporting L'Arche Bangladesh, you can help them strengthen the salary program and professional growth opportunities, which will promote a more stable and healthy community life.

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