Quick Facts About Bangladesh
|Population||165 million people|
|Size||147,570 square km|
|Major Religions||Islam, Hinduism|
|Life Expectancy||69 years men, 70 years women|
|Main Exports||Garments and Textiles|
Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. It is bordered by India and separated from Nepal by the Chicken’s Neck Corridor, and is dominated by the fertile Bengal Delta. Bangladesh has an economy larger than such countries as Switzerland, Sweden and Qatar and has achieved significant human and social progress since independence.
Although it is noted for its lush greenery and many waterways, Bangladesh’s geographic location makes it vulnerable to frequent natural disasters such as floods, cyclones, and earthquakes. Poverty is also widespread throughout the country, and millions of children are forced to work, often in hazardous and low waged jobs, to help support themselves and their families.
The Naogoan Free School provides primary education to vulnerable children in the area. It is now crucial to add secondary level education to the school.
The program reaches out to vulnerable women in the area to enable them with income earning opportunities.
The Jessore Group Program ensures that every student has a place in a classroom with dedicated teachers, books, and effective learning tools.
The Dhaka Drop-In Centre empowers children and helps to facilitate alternatives to street life and/or child labour.
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