The main objective of this program is to provide access primary and high school education to the underprivileged children in Bangladesh.
There are 16.5 million primary-school-aged children (6 to 10 years old) in Bangladesh)
Poverty causes families to send children to work, often in hazardous and low-wage jobs, such as brick-chipping, construction and waste-picking. Children are paid less than adults, with many working up to twelve hours a day. Full-time work frequently prevents children from attending school, contributing to drop-out rates.
According to the Labour Law of Bangladesh 2006, the minimum legal age for employment is 14. However, as 93 per cent of child labourers work in the informal sector – in small factories and workshops, on the street, in home-based businesses and domestic employment – the enforcement of labour laws is virtually impossible.
We engage with the parents in Bangladesh and explain the long term implication and how the children can benefit from primary educational or vocational training will allow them a better chance of escaping poverty and in turn becoming self sufficient. We help the children by providing them with the books, learning materials, school supplies or vocational training fees.
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