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:
Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

 
  • 1,250 children affected by disaster or displacement were protected and cared for at child friendly spaces
  • 58 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 7,905 individuals including children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 2,606 children and youth learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 5 community groups are teaching children and families to prevent disasters and protect themselves in times of crisis
  • 1,044 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

 
  • 9,696 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 18,460 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 58,230 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 663 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 196 health centres were improved with renovations, medical equipment or supplies to better care for children and families
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

 
  • 25 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 580 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 530 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 4 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students
  • 1,854 preschool children are developing vital language and motor skills, setting a solid foundation for their education
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

 
  • 30 young people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 1,336 individuals are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 1,277 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families
  • 1,381 adults received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 3,522 farm animals were distributed to families, providing a better means to take care of their children
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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