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29 September 2021 “Schools have reopened”

Schools in Bangladesh had been closed for 74 weeks, making Bangladesh the country where schools remained closed the…

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29 September 2021 Art for Niketan

A tribute to the life and work of Anton Verhoeven, that’s what the exhibition in the Oude Kerkje…

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16 June 2021 Niketan is building an ecosystem for special children

A young housewife, Shurma Akhter’s son was born a seemingly healthy child. However, as a toddler when he…

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28 April 2021 Two veranda schools handed over to volunteers

In 2019, the idea was born to explore whether we could gradually hand over our veranda schools to…

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28 April 2021 Policy plan

The new policy plan is ready and available online. In this plan, we look back on the past…

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28 April 2021 Poverty on the rise

COVID-19 has led to an unprecedented rise in poverty over the past year throughout the world, including in…

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21 April 2021 Fill the Empty Plate with your Zakat donation

Real happiness is created by the impact you have on the lives of others. “Covid 19 still claims…

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29 January 2021 Bangladesh: an ‘initiative driven society’

2021 marks a special year for Bangladesh. Not only is Bangladesh celebrating 50 years of her independence, but…

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29 December 2020 Will you help make our dream come true?

For over 20 years Niketan has been providing high quality care and education to children with…

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29 December 2020 Bangladeshi Ambassador receives the first Runa book

World Disability Day is celebrated yearly on the 3rd of December. On this day we promote the full…

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29 December 2020 Niketan wins the best idea for alternative childcare

Who won the best idea for alternative childcare in 2020?  On Friday the 30th of October, 8 organisations…

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28 December 2020 What a Year!

We look back at a special, if not strange, year. A year that won’t be quickly forgotten and…

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4 November 2020 Covid-19 impact on our work

Undeniably, the direct and most immediate impact of the Covid-19 crisis in our sector is the loss in…

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3 October 2020 Stories for Inclusion

“Hello, I am Runa. I have Cerebral Palsy and I live in Bangladesh. Because I walk and talk…

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24 September 2020 We Care

Government policies in Bangladesh recognise that sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services and information are crucial. …

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7 September 2020 Cappuccino for a Cause

“Cappuccino for a…

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30 August 2020 Floods in Bangladesh

And on top of the Covid-19 crisis, the predicted heavy rain resulted in severe flooding.  Every year…

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30 August 2020 Covid-19 update

As in the Netherlands, Bangladesh has been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic since March 2020. And just like…

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30 August 2020 You brought back the sun in their lives.

We asked  your support to help families with a disabled child through this difficult time. Your support brought…

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29 June 2020 Inclusive on paper, exclusive in practice!

Bringing children with disabilities into mainstream schools turns the whole system upside down. Maybe that is…

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27 May 2020 Collaboration with Wilde Ganzen

We are proud of the collaboration with Wilde Ganzen. This year, they not only increases the donations…

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30 April 2020 Our response to the corona crisis

Schools are not only places for academic teaching and learning, but also for social-emotional and other kinds of…

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30 April 2020 Webinar: Disability-inclusive disaster response in Bangladesh

Disasters are on the rise and Bangladesh is a country often affected by natural and man-made disasters. These…

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14 April 2020 How the coronavirus pandemic affects inequality in Bangladesh

Countries all over the world are struggling to manage this global crisis and Bangladesh is no exception. But…

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3 March 2020 E-learning course

Great news for every parent, teacher and NGO who deals with children with disabilities. Niketan together with…

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22 November 2019 Ready for appropriate work

Fourteen youngsters with an intellectual disability pass their final exam of the My Way to Work training. During…

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15 July 2019 Lithon (32) did not survive mistreatment.

Lithon was mistreated by strangers because he was “different”, his health complaints were not taken seriously by doctors…

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9 July 2019 Leadership training for vulnerable girls

Research suggests that women with disabilities are more likely to experience domestic violence, and sexual assault than women…

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9 July 2019 The year 2018: We share the Future

2018 was the year that Niketan has been working 20 years in supporting children and youngsters with a…

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9 July 2019 Giving Tuesday

This year Niketan participates in “Giving Tuesday”, a worldwide movement to help others through the gift of your…

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16 April 2019 Niketan methods of a high international level

Niketan has developed dozens of methods and training courses in recent years. To gain insight into whether the…

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3 April 2019 Ehimoy, a cultural event for Niketan

In the mood for a party and to immerse yourself in a different culture ?! On June 29,…

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24 October 2018 Prone Standing Frame – The earlier you start the better

The prone standing frame helps a child to strengthen his muscles, it stimulates the senses and improves the…

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26 September 2018 An awesome party!

On August 6, 2018, Niketan, celebrated 20 years of service in Bangladesh and organized a small party for…

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26 September 2018 Storybooks on SRHR education

Youngsters,  in particular those with a disability are highly vulnerable. They are confronted with aggression and violence throughout…

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26 September 2018 ‘I thought boys have a period too’!

Mary (not her real name) is 13 years old, she lives in a small settlement in thana Daulatpur.

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26 September 2018 Reaching the hard to reach

A large number of children with disabilities still face exclusion and discrimination. They are invisible, often locked in…

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17 September 2018 A research on meningitis

For our minor International Health and Development, which we (Janine van der Meij, Derek Mersch and Stefanie Strasters)…

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13 March 2018 Unsung Women Nation Builders Award

On March 3, Niketan founder Antoinette received the Unsung Women Nation Builders Award from Gowher Rizvi, international affairs…

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9 January 2018 Photo-book “Untold desires”

On December 28, 2017, BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University launched the photo-book titled…

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27 November 2017 SRHR education at special schools in Bangladesh

A 14-year-old girl from Bangladesh with mental and hearing disabilities tells her story, agitated but smilingly. She uses…

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27 September 2017 SRHR issues are neglected among young girls with disability

According to UNFPA, 16-30% of boys and 40-68% of girls are affected by sexual abuse before the age…

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25 September 2017 Dutch NGOs reassures their support for SDG

By: Istiaque Ahmed, First Secretary of the Embassy of Bangladesh in the Netherlands Dutch NGOs reassured that they…

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12 September 2017 NGO Network & Friendship meeting

On  september 22,  Niketan and the Embassy of Bangladesh organise a Network and Friendship day for NGO’s active…

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16 October 2016 Graduated

In the Netherlands, the children have passed their final exams and will prepare for the next phase. On…

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7 September 2016 The right to decide

The UN convention for people with disabilities declare that they, like others, can participate in society. However, it…

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Care and education for handicapped children in Bangladesh

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