Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) is a Bangladesh-founded and Bangladeshi-run non-governmental organisation which was established in 1958.
DAM UK runs a drop-in-centre for street children in Dhaka, Bangladesh, supported by Comic Relief. The centre has now moved to better accommodation offering improved facilities for toilet, washing, rest and sleeping, cooking food, health care, literacy and awareness raising education, safety and rights, vocational and life-skills training followed by placing the children in suitable jobs or encouraging self employment. Special counseling, motivation and other support services are provided for families. In the whole process, work with parents/guardians, especially mothers and older siblings, is critical in helping children avoid hazardous work and dangerous situations, and to give real, practical long-term alternatives and aspirations.
Find out more about Dhaka Ahsania Mission at http://www.ahsaniamission.org.bd