Quick Facts About Bangladesh

Population165 million people
Size147,570 square km
Major LanguagesBengali
Major ReligionsIslam, Hinduism
Life Expectancy69 years men, 70 years women
Main ExportsGarments and Textiles

Country Overview

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.

Challenges

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. 

Current Programs

Naogoan Free School

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.

Jessore Vocational Training Centre

The program reaches out to vulnerable women in the area to enable them with income earning opportunities.

Jessore Group Program

The Jessore Group Program ensures that every student has a place in a classroom with dedicated teachers, books, and effective learning tools.

Dhaka Drop-In Centre

The Dhaka Drop-In Centre empowers children and helps to facilitate alternatives to street life and/or child labour.

Bethany Children’s Village

Bethany Children’s Village was established for orphans and destitute children to provide them with basic necessities such as food, shelter, and education.

Current Projects

Savar Repairs & Renovations

The Savar Children’s Village is a school for vulnerable and orphaned girls. Upgrades are urgently needed throughout the campus.

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