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Welcome to the CUP website!
The Children’s Uplift Programme (CUP) began in March 2008 to meet the needs of children at risk in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Following research and outreach based intervention CUP opened a drop in centre in January 2009 for homeless children and mothers to have a safe place to receive support and services. CUP concentrates on supporting mothers from their pregnancy in order to help children from the beginning of their lives.

CUP’s vision and objectives
CUP’s vision is to see children and mothers who have been in street situations living in society, helping each other, understanding God’s love and developing holistically.

CUP’s primary objective is to meet the needs of homeless children and mothers. CUP recognizes that they are not passive victims but actors in their own life situations and their abilities should be encouraged and utilized. However CUP also recognizes that they have limited life opportunities and the vast majority will have had traumatic life experiences. CUP aims to work in partnership with women and children to empower them and offer them opportunities to improve their own lives.

CUP works with 
- Girls under eighteen years old and boys under five years old in street situations
- Homeless mothers with young children
- Homeless pregnant mothers