Bangladesh

Working With Children in Bangladesh



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.
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:
  • 11 service-providers and institutions have improved performance capabilities because of additional equipment, capacity or budget.
  • 672 children and youth participated in activities aimed at ending violence against children.
  • 5 girls and boys received child protection case management services.
  • 4,971 children and adults participated in trainings on child protection, including gender-based violence, positive parenting, children's rights and early marriage.
  • 190 people were involved or trained in community-level advocacy and social accountability activities aimed at holding their governments responsible for the provision of basic services.
  • 769 community leaders, faith leaders and local partners were trained to understand and address underlying issues that make children vulnerable.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

 
  • 793 malnourished children recovered their health because of nutrition treatment.
  • 16,613 patient consultations were provided by community health workers through projects supported by World Vision.
  • 450 people benefited from psychosocial support activities appropriate for their age and gender.
  • 1,622 malnourished children, together with their caregivers, were registered in community-based nutrition rehabilitation workshops.
  • 214,084 people participated in trainings, counseling or activities intended to teach healthy nutrition and feeding practices.
  • 668,884 people learned how to protect themselves against COVID-19 through awareness sessions.
  • 406 government health workers received training on the prevention of COVID-19.
  • 23,333 children under five received micronutrient supplementation such as vitamin A, zinc and micronutrient powders.
  • 294,860 protective medical items were provided for health professionals and families, including medical masks, gloves, surgical gowns and eye protection.
  • 1,395 people received personal protective equipment to prevent COVID-19.
 
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

 
  • 1,001 youth have completed life skills training through World Vision programs.
  • 15 Unlock Literacy reading clubs achieved set quality standards, creating fun and educational settings to develop children’s literacy.
  • 12 early childhood development centres were established or improved, meeting the set quality standards for young children's education.
  • 374 parents and caregivers received training in ways to support their young children's early development, reading and numeracy skills through play.
  • 299 caregivers received training to support their children's early reading skills using the Unlock Literacy approach.
  • 9 teachers received training in topics such as literacy, early childhood development and child-centered approaches.
  • 15 reading materials were provided to schools and communities in support of children's education.
 
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

 
  • 2,157 community members who received financial and business training are now using the skills they acquired.
  • 100 people were actively involved in savings groups, providing them with financial literacy training and access to small loans.
  • 363 community members, including children, received training in disaster risk reduction.
  • 4,944 people were trained in agriculture and livestock techniques including food production, livestock handling, climate-smart techniques and post-harvest storage methods.
  • 2,526 people were trained in business and entrepreneurial skills, including financial literacy and income-generating activities outside of livestock-rearing and agriculture.
  • 51 communities updated their disaster preparedness plans to provide guidance during emergency situations.
  • 785 metric tons of food was distributed to meet families' immediate survival needs.
  • 184,668 people benefitted from cash transfers, giving them freedom and ability to meet their immediate household needs.
  • 33,847 people benefitted from the provision of food assistance.
  • 4,721 people received support with agricultural resources, including large and small livestock and seeds.
 
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

 
  • 1,881 people had access to sanitation facilities at home or school.
  • 2,422 people had access to safe drinking water.
  • 90,387 people were trained or involved in community water, sanitation or hygiene initiatives.
  • 8 water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) committees were established or reactivated, with training for members.
  • 1,397 hygiene kits distributed to support people's health and cleanliness.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

 

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