On this edition of World Stories, we look in on an open-air school project for Bangladeshi street children and learn about a revolution in Egypt's meat market. In Romania, we see how a Bulgarian minority is preserving its language and traditions, and we learn how Uganda is struggling to preserve its rain forest and the chimpanzees native to it.
Our last stop is Paraguay, where civic pride has cleaned up a town and kept it that way.
Millions of Bangladeshi children have to work to earn a living. Most of them live on the streets. Now, a group of residents from Gopalgonj District have started a project aiming to provide these children with a basic education and medical care. They've set up an open-air school and collected medical professionals willing to donate their services. Sakhawat Liton reports for ETV Bangladesh.
Earlier this year, foot and mouth disease struck Egypt's cattle. Media reports on the outbreak scared many Egyptians off beef and lamb. They've found an alternative in camel meat, which is low in fat and cholesterol. Demand is brisk, and camels have to be imported from neighboring countries. But before being slaughtered, they're often subjected to ill treatment. Christine Elsaesser reports.
The Banat Bulgarians settled in western Romania and eastern Serbia over two centuries ago. They are a small Roman Catholic minority in a largely Orthodox Christian region. Throughout the years, they have preserved their ethnic identity, their Bulgarian dialect, traditional costume and their faith. One woman with a needle has made a big contribution. Mikhaela Karabelyova reports for NOVA TV.
Uganda's Budongo rainforest is the largest in eastern Africa. The nature reserve is home to more than 500 wild chimpanzees. But the great apes are endangered by poachers and the destruction of their habitat. In 2010, the National Forest Authority of Uganda handed over management of the forest to businessman Amos Wekesa. He is devoting his efforts to saving the chimps.
The town of Atyrá lies about 60 kilometers south of Paraguay's capital, Asunción. It has no garbage collection, public toilets or infra-structure for disposing of its waste. And yet, the World Health Organization has named it the eighth healthiest town on Earth. All it took was the initiative of its adults and the civic pride of its children. Mauricio Durán reports for Red Guaraní.