Bangladesh Learning Tour
Ever dreamed of riding in a rickshaw along the colorful streets of Dhaka or walking along the banks of some of the world’s most famous rivers?
Have you thought of milling about in the company of millions in one of the world’s most densely populated cities?
Have you wanted to see for yourself how excellent community development strategies can transform lives?
How about a visit to one of Mother Teresa’s orphanages in Old Dhaka?
If so, then consider joining “Rickshaws Rivers and Community Development”, a study tour in Bangladesh sponsored by the Micah Centre in partnership with World Renew. The study tour is about 2.5 weeks duration and will take us from the slums of Dhaka to the emerald rice paddies of northern Bangladesh with a side trip to the Sundarbans, the world’s largest remaining mangrove forest. The purpose of the study tour is to discover and understand how a country like Bangladesh is being transformed one village at a time through the successes of community development programs. We will be guests of World Renew, an organization with a lengthy history and a wonderful legacy in Bangladesh. We will listen to presentations made by seasoned veterans of the development world, listen to lectures by local historians, learn about the customs and beliefs of several people groups in Bangladesh, including tribal peoples from the Northern hill country.