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.

  • 124,786 people learned about child rights and protection issues, helping ensure children's safety and participation
  • 2,538 children in Bangladesh received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
  • 77 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 15 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance their rights and create positive changes for children
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

  • 6,213 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 308 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 8,024 parents and caregivers learned how to provide proper nutrition to their children and protect them from diseases
  • 12,412 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

  • 2,965 children in Bangladesh received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 250 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 3,427 preschool children are developing vital language and motor skills, setting a solid foundation for their education
  • 2,100 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

  • 1,607 children and adults are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 2,069 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 616 youths and adults were equipped to earn increased income through apprenticeships, or vocational and business training
  • 738 farm animals were distributed to families, providing a better means to take care of their children

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