Bangladesh

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:
  • 142 community members who went to our child protection training know how to respond to child abuse or neglect
  • 441 adults learned about child protection and how to report abuse
  • 1,442 girls and boys took actions to help end violence against children,
  • 280 community groups regularly meet to review and act on issues children face
  • 240 child protection groups were started by the community
Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Bangladesh funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
 
  • 1,200 children between six months and age five are reported to eat vegetables regularly
  • 5,839 children enrolled in nutrition programs have gained weight in the last month
  • 630 pregnant women received care from health facilities during their pregnancies
  • 1,114 children have received micro-nutrient supplements such as iron
  • 11,583 children under five are involved in community-based health programs
 
Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Bangladesh funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
 
  • 320 parents and caregivers went to our early education training
  • 32 books with local stories in the local language were given to reading camps
  • 46 literacy group coordinators trained in our programme scored 80% or above in their test
  • 48 early childhood development teachers received training in approved curriculum with a score of 80% or higher
  • 950 parents with children aged 6-11 completed a parenting course
 
Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Bangladesh funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
 
  • 3 committees learned how to manage, maintain, and repair their local water source
  • 2,822 people learned about good hygiene, including how to wash their hands and keep clean
Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Bangladesh funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
 
  • 32 farmers who went to our training used the new farming methods they learned
  • 118 households who received assets have begun using them to generate income
  • 950 farmers received seeds, livestock, tools, or farming equipment
  • 964 farmers learned better ways to farm their crops and livestock
  • 116,113 USD was distributed to people in need
Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Bangladesh funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020 in partnership with the World Food Programme
 
  • 206,304 frontline workers were trained in child protection issues as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 1,415,361 hygiene kits including soap, jerry cans, and handwashing supplies were given to community members
  • 1,234 health facilities were given training or supplies as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 670,592 information materials about COVID-19 were shared in public places, in print, and online
  • 8,839 community members were given food assistance as part of our COVID-19 response
Results of World Vision Canada’s covid-19 response in Bangladesh, in partnership with other World Vision offices, from March to September 2020
 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.