Working With Children in Bangladesh

Even as the national economy grows at an impressive rate, many children in Bangladesh are being left behind. Almost two in five Bangladeshi children under age five are stunted, a condition that can affect a child’s life-long ability to develop and learn. Also critical is gender inequality, with women’s wages as low as a dollar a day and 66 per cent of adolescent girls in early marriages.

World Vision Bangladesh currently benefits about 5 million people. Our work is focused on improving health and nutrition of mothers and children, providing more children with access to quality education, ensuring children are protected and cared for, and increasing community resilience to natural and economic shocks.

Your impact in Bangladesh

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support this past year:
Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.
  • 237 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 26,430 people participated in campaigns to educate the public about child rights and safety
  • 4 children were rescued from early marriage thanks to the child protection systems established by the community
  • 7,238 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 98 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.
  • 1038 malnourished children have regained a healthier weight after participating in a nutrition program
  • "116,442 people were counselled on how to properly care for mothers and babies during and after pregnancy"
  • 12 health facilities were improved to better care for children and families
  • 133,348 parents learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
  • 732 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children 
  • 55,200 people have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources
  • 67,881 people are benefitting from improved latrines and have better access to sanitation
  • 77,702 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 20178
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.
  • 1,346 children affected by disaster or displacement were protected and cared for at child friendly spaces
  • 2 schools were renovated to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students, received classroom tools and resources, were renovated
  • 21 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 30 children were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 830 children are getting extra help to improve their reading and writing through camps and classes
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.
  • 1,367 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 171 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
  • 33 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 4,161 farmers received inputs like livestock, seeds and tools, to increase their ability to produce more nutritious food and market the excess for a regular income
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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