The “SANGHAMITTA SEBA SANGHA” Orphanage counts now more than 177 boys and girls they are taken care of by Chief Patron His Venerable Ven. U Wee Shudha Mahathero.
Some children who have lost their parents and some are coming from very poor family. And the surrounding area and have been adopted by Orphanage of “Sanghamitta Sebe Sangha” but their living conditions are harsh.
The children and His Venerable Ven. U Wee Shudha Mahathero are facing difficult circumstances; there are no regular funds to permit buying every day’s provisions to prepare their food and bye their cloths while everything depends on the charity of the poor population living in the same area. The orphanage, like all the other villages, is located in a very forgotten and isolated area that can be described as a seriously poor and underdeveloped region of Bangladesh where even no NPOs or other development organisations are operating.
These particular children have no one else to look after for but the Most Venerable Ven. U Wee Shudha Mahathero who has no resources and is fully dependent on the charity of others.
Life is a hardship and a burden for the Venerable Ven. U Wee Shudha Mahathero who does everything in his power to protect his orphanage with the 90 children. Any time when more children are coming to the orphanage they will be accepted nevertheless the economic problems the orphanage is facing. Over the past 6(sixs) years, the number of children in the orphanage raised from 40 to 50 as many people die from malaria and dysentery in this region while there is no healthcare.
As there are no donors or sponsors who are supporting the Pagoda, housing the orphans, not only food, clothing and school materials form a major yoke for the Monk, but there are also healthcare problems while money resources are scarce.
One may even not imagine that the construction is a Pagoda and Orphanage where in they are living while one can only observe one shaky bamboo construction with a roof of foliage.
His Venerable Ven. U Wee Shudha Mahathero is supporting with all his faith his project but has no means to give the correct support to these rootless and homeless children. His Venerable Ven. U Wee Shudha Mahathero has given all that he has and that is a shelter in the Pagoda, but the housing conditions are such that the situation has become impracticable.
The roof of the Pagoda where everybody is lodging is old and needs replacement, as during the rains water is penetrating through the roof and many children suffer from cold and humidity and easily get sick as they sleep on the earthen floor.
In addition, the two rooms to sleep in are just too small and evidently overcrowded and the situation is far from happy, as they even have no decent toilet facilities but to go into the nature.
As there are no sponsors supporting the orphanage there is no regular incoming money flow and therefore the Venerable Ven. U Wee Shudha Mahathero and his orphanage are delivered on their own, from day to day basis.
Ma Ning NingPresident
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