Where is Bangladesh?

Why Bangladesh?

There are many challenges for children in Bangladesh:

  • The people of Bangladesh rely on agriculture in a region where natural disasters frequently destroy huge swathes of farmland.
  • Despite recent economic growth, Bangladesh is still one of the world’s poorest countries, with just under half the population living on less than a dollar a day, equivalent to 68p. Agriculture remains the dominant sector despite attempts to build the economy on service and industry.

Did you know?

  • Bangladesh has one of lowest literacy levels in the world with around 40% unable to read.
  • Nearly a third of Bangladesh’s 60 million children live without a parent, so many miss out altogether on the education they are entitled to, having to work for a living instead.
  • Because some education can be substandard and intermittent, most children grow up into a life of poverty.