We launched our work in Bangladesh following the country’s Declaration of Independence in 1971. Today, our projects focus on supporting street children, girls, women and entire communities as well as disaster risk reduction.
We are primarily committed to strengthening the rights of girls and women. Our projects help them organise themselves in self-help groups to collectively find a way out of poverty. Unmarried pregnant girls and women, who are at particular risk in Bangladesh, find refuge in special shelters.
By collaborating closely with our partners, we help children stand on their own two feet and get a good start to a life free from exploitation. Homes for boys and girls and vocational training centres teach children and young people important life skills like reading, writing and arithmetic. But they also learn manual skills that will help them find employment in the future. Our work in Bangladesh also includes street children.
We support rural development programmes, self-help groups for women and children, vocational training initiatives, homes for boys and girls, a project for unmarried pregnant girls and women, an institution for street children and a disaster risk reduction project.