Follow developments with Shonglap

Follow developments with Shonglap, the Kavli Trust’s anniversary project in Bangladesh The Shonglap project provides a one-year education for girls aged 11-19 who have missed out on school through poverty. It will give them pride and independence, teach them their own rights and provide opportunities to earn their own money. They will thereby be helped

Putting girls in charge of their own lives

The Shonglap educational programme aims to overcome to problem of child brides in Bangladesh, with backing from Norway’s Strømme Foundation and the Kavli Trust. Seventy-five per cent of Bangladeshi girls are married off as children. Although illegal, this has a practical aspect in a poor country – the younger the bride, the smaller the dowry.