SAWAB’s appeal for your generous contribution

Our sincere gratitude to all our valued donors from home and abroad. To continue our more humanitarian efforts to reduce the sufferings of the poorest community and to provide necessary support to the target people, we put a fervent humanitarian appeal, please come forward withyour big-hearted financial and material contributions for the needy.

1. Education

Please donate to educate our deprived population to make an educated society.

Education is the most powerful weapon for fighting against poverty. To us educationis the most vital tool for empowering the underprivileged, disadvantageous and illiterate population of a community. That is why, we put more emphasis on educating the poor people. Weintervene in the education sector to restrain further deterioration of the current situation. We promote formal, non-formal, vocational education as well as hands-on practical training for the school going students, dropouts, unskilled youths and the illiterate adult people.

Formal Education:

Our focus is to strengthen education particularly at the primary stage so as to provide a smooth foundation for the young segment of our population. We run formal primary school and madrasah called Just International School and Talimul Ummah Cadet Madrasah in Dhaka City. Basic education like literacy, numeracy, social science, moral education, health and hygiene awareness and also Quranic study are imparted to the students. Besides regular academic education curricula and co-curricular activities both the school and madrasah emphasize on moral values development to help build a just society. We like to spread our formal education program widely at the root level of Bangladesh and need more fund to increase our educational initiatives.

You may donate for the people deprived from education and help make an educated society.

 

Non-Formal Education:

Non-formal education is simple and flexible and can be delivered at any place convenient to the learners. It is generally designed to meet the basic learning needs of disadvantaged groups and can be availed of at any age. We provide non-formal education to those sections of the community who have no access to or are dropped out from formal educationso that they can learn the basic education like literacy, numeracy, social and moral values, awareness on health and hygiene, basic skills in disaster preparedness as this is necessary for enhancing their living status. We love to spring into action and help these children who can gather knowledge on literacy, post literacy, alternative schooling, livelihood skill training and income generating activities.

Please donate and help spread the literacy among our education deprived children. 

 

Technical and Vocational Education and Training:

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)could be the most effective tool to develop the skill and knowledge of the people that helps the nation togrow economically. In today’s world, the growing rate of change driven by new technology, new forms of work places, new demand for quality products and finally the shortening of the product life-cycle lead to flexible workforce and increase the role played by TVET in the development of skills and competence.

A successful approach to identify the skills that the current available job market requires, our youth are interested in and try to focus on giving them specialized support so that they can further hone these skills to be competitive in the market. As Bangladesh moves towards becoming a middle-income country, it has been rightly recognized that skills training on demand driven trades is the key to greater economic growth.

More focus should be given on changing the perception of existing vocational training opportunities through nationwide awareness programs and advocacy. It should not be portrayed as an option for the less fortunate who can’t invest in education and, thus, opt for technical training. More students should be encouraged to think outside the box, having fewer academic degrees and more practical knowledge, so that they can be highly skilled workers or entrepreneurs who create jobs.

SAWAB is seriously considering TVET program for the younger generation of the country for the overall economic development.

Your contribution is essential and highly appreciated for successful implementation of our TVET program.

2. Health and Nutrition

Please donate to ensurea strong physical and sound mental health for the vulnerable group of our population.

 

Bangladesh is definitely one of the most densely populated countries in the world. With over population and small resources, major portion of the population live an unhealthy life and suffer from malnutrition. Situation is worse in case of women and children who are ultra-poor and marginalized, live in the remote locality of Bangladesh. SAWAB established its 1st Health Care Center in Kushtia, 2012 with free medicine facilities and also operated medical camp in Rangpur and Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh, where patients are receiving health care service with free medicine support.

 

SAWAB is also trying to provide free ambulance service to remote places so that the needy people who are very poor and also cannot afford to have health care service from clinics and hospitals due to high expenses and distance, can obtain necessary health services. We need your kind donation for these needy people to ensure a healthier life.

 

Please donate to the needy people for ensuring their healthy and nutritious life. 

3. Water and Sanitation

Please donate to ensure a safer water and proper sanitation for our community.

 

Approximately 60 million people in Bangladesh currently live in urban areas and this number is rising very fast. Climate change events like rising surface water level, flooding, land erosion, and droughts are driving more people to towns and cities every year, putting extra strain on already expanded water and sanitation resources. 19 million people live in the capital city, Dhaka, and 40% of these live in informal and often illegal settlements.

 

At the same time, the population live in the rural areas are also deprived of pure drinking water and proper sanitation system. These heavily-packed communities have lesser number of proper toilets; human waste mix with running water and raw sewage drains directly goes into rivers. Nearly half the population in urban areas and more than half of the rural areas have no access to improved sanitation facilities, impacting their health, safety, dignity and economic opportunities.

 

To ensure safe water and proper sanitation, we are focused on economically and environmentally sustainable measures to increase access to safe and affordable water and sanitation in the poorest urban communities.

 

In this regards, we require more fund for conducting water and sanitation program all over Bangladesh to help the poor people access to safe sustainable water sources and sanitation services.

 

Please donate to support our health and sanitation causes.

4. Orphan support

Please donate for the orphans to give them a bright future.

 

Children without families are the most vulnerable people in the world.SAWAB has taken an initiative to address the orphan issue for its total solution. They cannot continue their education as they have to carry on the load of their family and the burden of child labor increases. SAWAB attempts to stand beside these orphan children.

 

For the orphans SAWAB provides support in three major areas: for their education, food and cloth and for their health care.

5. Women Empowerment and Family Development

Make our womenfolk self-dependent and please donate for ensuring their livelihood

 

Bangladeshi women face obstacles and difficulties in nearly every aspect of their lives, including access to health services, economic opportunity, political participation, and financial decision making. Women empowerment and development program implies the ability in women to take decisions with regard to their lives and work giving equal rights to them in all spheres of life.

 

SAWAB seeks to increase female participation, reduce gender inequality, and raise awareness about the positive impacts of empowering women throughout society. SAWAB started miscellaneous programs like tailoring and dress making training course, distribution of sewing machines, grocery goods and shops, and cattle (cow and goat) distribution among ultra-poor, widow and disabled women.

 

SAWAB wants to go on massively with its activities by enhancing skill development training, sewing machine distribution and training, introducing small business, cow and goat distribution for ultra-poor women so that they can able to lead their lives with dignity, freedom and self-esteem and also able to gain positions of respect in society. In this context, adequate fund is required from international donor organizations throughout the world.

 

You may also contribute by donation though our organization

6. Climate change

Please donate to provide better environment for our future generation.

 

Currently in two ways SAWAB remains involved with the climate change adaptation program: planting tree to save the environment and by campaigning for creating awareness by organizing seminars, workshops, processions, etc. Your donation will encourage us to promote more for saving the environment.

7. Construction (Shelter, Mosjid, Wudu Khana, School Building and Training Center)

Please donate to support a needy family build a respectable and durable shelter.

 

SAWAB has its construction projects which include: Housing and shelter during emergency, schools for children for Bangladeshis and Rohingya refugees, mosques and ablution places, sanitary latrines for the community development.

 

Emergency Housing/Shelter:


Bangladesh – a country with a tropical monsoon climate characterized by heavy seasonal rainfall, high temperatures, and high humidity is a victim of natural calamities. The country suffers from floods, cyclones, storm surge, river bank erosion, earthquake, drought, salinity intrusion, fire and tsunami. Cyclones and floods particularly caused massive damages.  Natural disasters such as floods and cyclones accompanied by storm surges periodically affect the whole country. As a result, many people loss their houses every year and they take shelter on the road or roadside open spaces in several corner of the country. River erosion also increases the number of homeless people every year.

 

SAWAB is assisting such homeless people by providing them with emergency housing support to protect them from the pouring rain and scorching heat and the cold waves of winter.

 

Schools buildings:

In Bangladesh, primary education in the public schools is financed by the government and secondary education (up to level VIII) is free of for the girls in public schools. Thus the literacy rate is increasing, though the rate of dropout is also alarming. SAWAB wants to create the opportunity specifically for the children by building new education centers basically for the poorest community of the country.

 


Mosque:
Bangladesh is one of the largest Muslim countries of the world with 85% of the population as Muslims. Moreover, Dhaka is known as a City of Mosque. Yet, in the rural parts of Bangladesh there are unavailability of mosques with proper facilities. Some mosques are very old, some of them have temporary praying arrangements (made of bamboo or tin), and many cases people have to talk long ways to reach the mosques from a far distance. As a result, many Muslims cannot perform their prayer in congregation. There is need for more well-constructed mosques in the local community.

 

Ablution place:

Along with the mosque, the place of ablution is also need to be constructed. SAWAB, with assistance of its donors, likes to provide well-constructed mosque in the remote areas around the country so that every Muslim can perform their prayer properly and in tranquility.

 

Training Centers:

SAWAB initiated training for the youths of Bangladesh in different vocational fields including hands-on training on mobile, laptop and other electric device repairing, motor repairing training, sewing machine and tailoring training, candle making and handicrafts training, entrepreneurship development training, etc.by establishing technical and vocational centers all over Bangladesh.

8. Poverty Alleviation

Please donate to make our country poverty free.

 

Poverty in Bangladesh is declining since the early2000s as it shows the accelerated economic growth in few years. According to the World Bank, Bangladesh’s poverty rate fell from 82% in 1972, to 18.5% in 2010, to 13.8% in 2016, and below 9% in 2018, as measured by the percentage of people living below the extreme poverty line. To eliminate poverty completely we still need to work hard and create opportunities for the poorest people to be involved in some sorts of income generation activities.

 

SAWAB has different initiatives to alleviate poverty: through livelihood project and through micro-finance. SAWAB started its micro-finance program by giving loans without interest for small business like grocery, goat rearing, poultry, fruits and vegetable selling, rickshaw/ van pulling and tea selling, etc. Thus a good level of socio-economic impact has been seen in the community. At the same time, SAWAB began livelihood program by providing cows, goods for grocery shop and rickshaws/vans among the vulnerable group and allows about two years for making their lives easier and being self-reliant through income generating activities.

9. Charity through Zakat program

Please pay Zakat and help establishing a poverty-free balanced society.

 

Zakat is an obligatory act ordained by Allah (The Glorified and Exalted) to be performed by every solvent adult Muslims. It is one of the five pillars of Islam. Zakat is a part of the wealth and property that Muslims must pay annually to the poor community. Zakat is not considered as a favourgiven to poor by the rich; rather it is the right of the poor on the wealth of the rich. Zakat helps rotate the wealth in the society in the right way. By arranging Zakat payment, we assist the poor, fulfil the religious obligation, clean and purify ourselves and establish a balanced society reducing poverty.

 

SAWAB has been working hard for the past 25 years to remove poverty and create a sustainable nation by providing support in the remote areas of Bangladesh through Zakat funds. Zakat to us is solely utilize towards the development and welfare of the poor people.  Zakat is collected in cash or in kind both to ensure better foods, clothes, shelter, education and medicine facilities for the poorest people of Bangladesh. Many orphanages around the country needs assistance from society.

10. Humanitarian assistance

Please donate for the humanitarian cause and help people survive during emergency. 

 

SAWAB is expanding its humanitarian activities among the people in need are the homeless, refugees, and victims of natural disasters in Bangladesh. SAWAB supports the poorest families to adapt to the impacts of emergency situations, natural calamities, climate change by giving free foods, clothes, pure water, medicine and shelter.Our primary objective of humanitarian aid is to save lives, alleviate suffering, and maintain human dignity.

 

You may contribute with your donation by providing Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation.

11. Occasional and seasonal program

Please donate and support the distressed people to smile during Ramadan, Qurban and Eid days.

 

Ramadan:

As majority of the population in Bangladesh are Muslims, they should have the opportunity to perform fasting during the month of Ramadan as well as enjoy happy moments of Eid days.  But the poor Muslims cannot observe Ramadan properly. Many of them have ability to have both Shari and Iftar following the instruction of Islam. In this regards, SAWAB contributed at this religious program by delivering Sahri and Iftar food packs, Sahri food packs and Eid Gifts for the needy people. But lack of adequate fund, SAWAB cannot cover all poor Muslim community in Bangladesh.

 

Qurban:

Many Muslim families live under the poverty level, they have to survive and manage their daily livelihoods with hardships. They cannot even get regular meals a day. There is no question of sacrificing animals by these families, but they can be provided with the Qurban meats that are sacrificed by millions of our Muslim brothers from Bangladesh and round the world.