Jhinaighati

The community of Jhinaighati is graduating

Jhinaighati’s community is making strong progress toward caring for all its children, not just those who are sponsored. They are now transitioning to self-sufficiency. Together with other Canadians, you’ve played an important part in helping Jhinaighati get there. Thank you!
 


With the help of your generous and loving support, life in Jhinaighati has transformed. Children and families are much stronger now. The community has met its goals, and its members are working together to tackles new ones. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come.

The Jhinaighati community is located in a rural area about 200 km north of Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. Although Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, the greatest number of its citizens live in rural areas like Jhinaighati. Powerful monsoons hit the area annually from May to October, often causing severe flooding, crop damage, and casualties. Most families in this community live well below the poverty line.
People in Jhinaighati are celebrating that they are now empowered to move forward without World Vision’s presence. Here are some of the accomplishments:

Child Protection
  • 1 spiritual leader partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 3,251 people participated in campaigns to educate the public about child rights and safety
  • 5 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 57 community groups are in place to protect children by monitoring and reporting child rights violations
  • 63 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions

Education
  • 300 children are developing vital language and motor skills, setting a solid foundation for their education
  • 375 children are getting extra help to improve their reading and writing through camps and classes

Livelihood
  • 10 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 176 cows were given to families in need, providing them new means to feed their children and earn income
  • 280 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 500 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 500 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and help meet their family needs
Results achieved from October 2017 to September 2018