Bangladesh

Working With Children in Bangladesh



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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.
 
  • 637 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 12,263 child well being activities conducted including health and nutrition, hygiene, livlihood, education, child rights and protection awareness
  • 85 survivors of violence received support to help them cope with trauma and recover
  • 1,252 adults participating in community decisions and advocating for the protection and wellbeing of children
  • 1,414 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance children's rights and create positive changes for children
  • 149 faith and community leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 125 referral networks established including healthcare, case management, business support, child protection and learning networks
  • 494 support groups established to carry out local outreach on various child well-being topics
  • 90 plans of action were developed to enhance community development and child well being
  • 450 people impacted by disaster or displacement received psychosocial support to help them cope with trauma and stress
  • 5 child friendly spaces are providing a safe place for children to play, learn and follow healthy routines
  • 8 women and adolescents friendly spaces are providing a safe place for children in emergencies to play, learn and follow healthy routines
  • 52 faith-based organizations participated in programs focused on improving child well-being
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
 
Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme, and the ENRICH program undertaken in partnership with Nutrition International, HarvestPlus, Canadian Society for International Health, University of Toronto and Government of Canada.
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.
 
  • 46,435 parents and caregivers learned about proper nutrition, common childhood illnesses and how to protect their children's health
  • 1,261 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 247,793 people were counselled on how to properly care for mothers and babies during and after pregnancy
  • 11,971 people received hygiene or dignity kits containing basic health or hygiene products
  • 692 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 658,258 people including children benefited from food aid
  • 6,476 metric tons of food were distributed to children and families affected by hunger
 
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
 
Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme, and the ENRICH program undertaken in partnership with Nutrition International, HarvestPlus, Canadian Society for International Health, University of Toronto and Government of Canada.
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.
 
  • 3 advocacy clubs are in place for children and youth empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 40 reading clubs are in place for children and youth helping them improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 2,199 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 122 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 9 teaching resources like stories were developed locally so that children can learn from culturally relevant content
  • 42 materials were provided for classrooms to help children learn
 
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
 
Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme, and the ENRICH program undertaken in partnership with Nutrition International, HarvestPlus, Canadian Society for International Health, University of Toronto and Government of Canada.
Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.
 
  • 10,183 life-saving support items like tents, cooking sets and hygiene kits were distributed
  • 47,638 people in emergencies received life-saving support like tents, cooking sets and hygiene kits
  • 1,987 people have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources
  • 39 new or improved water sources are providing access to safe water, protecting children against waterborne diseases
  • 981 people are benefitting from improved latrines and have better access to sanitation
  • 523 new or improved latrines are granting families better access to sanitation and helping to protect children from illness
  • 47,946 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 24 committees are promoting sanitary behaviours and managing water supply systems to ensure long term access to clean water
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
 
Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme, and the ENRICH program undertaken in partnership with Nutrition International, HarvestPlus, Canadian Society for International Health, University of Toronto and Government of Canada.
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.
 
  • 342 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 2,864 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 942 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and help meet their family needs
  • 566 people are part of savings groups, helping them save money and learn about personal finance
  • 5,500 trees were supplied to families, enabling them to harvest fresh food with essential nutrients to eat or sell
  • 671 people received small loans, helping their families enhance their businesses or meet other immediate financial needs
  • 8,028,208 kg biofortified crops harvested or produced
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019
 
Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme, and the ENRICH program undertaken in partnership with Nutrition International, HarvestPlus, Canadian Society for International Health, University of Toronto and Government of Canada.

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