SAWAB considers education as the most vital tool for empowering the underprivileged, disadvantaged, marginalized and illiterate population of a community. That is why, it puts due emphasis on educating the poor people for their improvement of life status. SAWAB has intervened in the education sector to restrain further deterioration of the current situation. It promotes formal, non-formal, technical education as well as hands-on practical training for the school going students, dropouts, unskilled youths and the illiterate adult people.
We should pay more attention for strengthening of education, particularly at the primary stage so as to provide a smooth foundation for the young segment of our population. SAWAB runs 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 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. SAWAB wants to spread its formal education program widely at the root level of Bangladesh. SAWAB requires more international fund to increase its activity.
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There are good number of NGOs run non-formal schools, catering mainly to the drop-outs of the government and non-government primary schools. Very few NGOs impart education for the full five-year primary education cycle. Because of this, on completion of their two-three year non-formal primary education in NGO-run schools, students normally re-enter into government/non-government primary schools at higher classes. SAWAB generates non-formal school for educating underprivileged and dropout children so that they can learn the basic education like literacy, numeracy, social science, moral values, awareness on health and hygiene, basic skills in disaster preparedness which are necessary for enhancing their living status. This type of non-formal education plays an important role in realizing the universal right to education of the underprivileged and dropout children in the slum area and to protect them from exploitative and hazardous working condition. SAWAB is ready 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.
Help for the literacy among our children. Please contribute through your donation.
Technical and Vocational Education and Training:
Bangladesh has gone through both social and cultural changes during the past few decades. Things were very different for the youth in the 1990s compared to now. Free access to information via the internet has changed the way we think and has helped to shape our ideas. How we utilize information has also changed drastically. The world is much more global now. But even though our access to entertainment has increased dramatically, we cannot say the same for education. Society has become very rigid when it comes to the education system.
There is more division in the system now than there was 30 years ago. There are English-medium and Bangla-medium as well as English version schools leading to college and university education, technical and vocational training, non-formal education, madrassa education, etc. These systems run parallel in a country where the mind-set of people towards technical education is still negative, even though unemployment among university graduates is higher in recent years.
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 considering operating the technical and vocational education and training program for the younger generation of the country.
Your contribution is essential and highly appreciated for successful implementation of our program.
Health and Nutrition:
Bangladesh is definitely one of the most densely populated countries in the world. With over population and scares resources, most of the women and children who are ultra poor and marginalized, living in the local community in Bangladesh are facing unsound health and malnutrition. It’s also responsibility of Bangladesh government to ensure health and nutrition facilities for the general people of the country but due to limited resources they are unable to provide the following services. SAWAB established 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 approximately 1500 patients are receiving health care service with free medicine support.
SAWAB is also trying to spare its health and nutrition program throughout the country with free medical camp with medicine and free ambulance service so that the needy people who are very poor and also cannot afford to have health care service from private clinics and hospitals due to high expenses. SAWAB needs fund and contribution of organizations and individuals.
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Water and Sanitation:
Approximately 60 million people in Bangladesh currently live in urban areas and this number is rising very fast. Climate change events like higher 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.
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 has no access to improved sanitation facilities, impacting their health, safety, dignity and economic opportunities.
SAWAB worked with service providers in Bangladesh since 1995. In this time we have focused on economically and environmentally sustainable measures to increase access to safe and affordable water and sanitation in the poorest urban communities. While in 2016, 2017, 2018 a total number of 262 tube-wells including shallow and semi deep were sunk in the various location of Bangladesh. In this regards, SAWAB requires 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.
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Women Empowerment and Development:
Bangladeshi women face barriers and disadvantages in nearly every aspect of their lives, including access to health services, economic opportunity, political participation, and control of finances. 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 dress making training course, distribution of sewing machines, grocery goods and cow distribution among ultra poor and disabled people.
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.
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Skill Development for poorest youth:
Bangladesh is a country of over 170 million people. The share of population within 15-24 years is close to 20 percent and the median age of its people is a little over 20 years. Thus Bangladesh is uniquely positioned to reap the benefits of this “demographic dividend”. But how many of them have the opportunity to enter the labor market? According to official statistics, overall unemployment rate is 4.2 percent in Bangladesh. However, youth unemployment rate is 10.6 percent. What do these young people do? Are they studying? Are they going through training? No, not all of them. The share of youth from within the total youth population in the country who are neither in education, nor in employment or training is 29.8 percent.
So in this situation, SAWAB wants to launch some initiative as like as free skill development training, mobile, laptop and other electric device repairing training, motor repairing and training for the young generation all over Bangladesh so that they can earn something after receiving the training and contribute their family.
Your donation can help to the youth for making their bright future.
Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation:
Bangladesh is among the countries that are most affected by the consequences of climate change-today and especially in the coming decades. The poorest people, who contribute least to it, suffer the most. The impact of regular floods and cyclones is steadily increasing. In rural areas, SAWAB supports the poorest families to adapt to the impacts of climate change by giving free foods, clothes, pure water, and medicine.
On the other hand, being a tropical zone on the earth, the temperatures is high in Bangladesh and the people who are needy suffer from scorching hot in more than 6 months and also biting cold in winter. The north-eastern and the western parts of Bangladesh are the worst hit areas by the cold waves and bitter cold. SAWAB also extends its help to provide warm clothes to the poor needy people in the various location of Bangladesh and wants to support all over the world by raising its fund.
You may contribute with your donation by providing Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation.
Housing / Shelter:
Bangladesh is a densely-populated, low-lying, mainly riverside country along with a coastline of 580 km (360 mile) on the Bay of Bengal. Bangladesh has a tropical monsoon climate characterized by heavy seasonal rainfall, high temperatures, and high humidity. Natural disasters such as floods and cyclones accompanied by storm surges periodically affect the 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 caused many homeless people every year.
Most of the national and international organizations contributes for temporarily housing and shelter facilities by giving tents and making the construction of bamboo housing following the disasters. But this is not enough on the behalf of vast population in Bangladesh. SAWAB is assisting such homeless people by providing them with temporary housing support to protect them from the pouring rain and scorching heat and the cold waves of winter.
Your generous donation may support a needy family build a respectable and durable shelter.
Schools for Poor Children:
Education in Bangladesh is overseen by the Ministry of Education. Ministry of Primary and Mass Education is responsible for implementing policy for primary education and state-funded schools at a local level. In Bangladesh, all citizens must undertake twelve years of compulsory education which consists of eight years at primary school level and six years at high school level. Primary education is financed by the state and secondary education is free of charge for girls in public schools. But till date, the overall scenario of education is not pleasing. Though the literacy rate is increasing, young learners are yet to obtain real education. In this regards, SAWAB wants to create an opportunity for the children who are deprived of education building new education center basically for the poorest community of the country. SAWAB is seeking for funds for establishing school buildings for the children.
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Bangladesh is one of the largest Islamic countries of the world with 85% of the population as Muslims. Moreover, Dhaka is known as a City of Mosque. But outside Dhaka city, mostly in the rural parts, have not enough mosques for the religious community. 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 in far distant. As a result, many Muslim people cannot perform their prayer regularly going to mosque five times a day. They need more well constructed mosques in the local community.
SAWAB, with assistance of other Islamic donor countries, likes to provide well constructed mosque in the local areas around the country so that every Muslim can perform their prayer properly and in tranquility.
You may the partner by donating for construction of Mosques all over Bangladesh.
Poverty in Bangladesh has declined remarkably since the early-2000s as it shows the accelerated economic growth in few years. The remarkable progress in poverty alleviation has been recognized by international institutions. 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 international extreme poverty line. Based on the current rate of poverty reduction, Bangladesh is projected to eliminate extreme poverty by 2021, first nation in South Asia to do so. For this, we still need to work hard and create opportunities for the poorest people to be involved in some sorts of income generation activities.
Strong national poverty reduction makes differences in welfare trends between rural and urban Bangladesh. The national poverty rate fell in both rural and urban areas, but the speed of reduction was much slower in urban Bangladesh, largely because of slower rates of poverty reduction in Dhaka and increasing poverty in Chittagong. There was no progress in reducing extreme poverty in urban areas: the proportion of the urban population living in extreme poverty was 7.7 percent in 2010 and 7.6 percent in 2016. SAWAB is going to initiate more activities for poverty reduction of the city areas.
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Micro-finance and Livelihood Program:
For eliminating poverty, SAWAB started its micro-finance program by giving loans without interest for small business like grocery, goat rearing, poultry, betel-nut selling, rickshaw/ van pulling and tea selling, etc. Thus a good level of socio-economic impact has been seen in the community. SAWAB helps poor community develop entrepreneurship in society and be self-dependant, rather than looking for jobs.
SAWAB began livelihood program by providing cows, goods for grocery shop and rickshaws/vans among the 107 families in several districts of Bangladesh. SAWAB allows at the last two years for making their lives easier and being self reliant through income generating activities as well as easing their hardship and lessening the burden from their families.
SAWAB has been able to achieve organizational reputation in the community people in Bangladesh and wants to increase its activities throughout the country. That is why adequate fund is required for continuing the program in the upcoming years.
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Zakat promotion and Orphan Care:
In our country, there are good numbers of rich people but they do not give zakat to the needy poor people. They do not know it is a self-purification process and considered as a type of worship. In Islam, providing poor with zakat for the rich people is mandatory. Zakat is the compulsory giving of a set proportion of one’s wealth to charity. Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam.
SAWAB wants to collect Zakat from the rich people of the society and distribute it for the really needy community of the society. More focus is given to the children and particularly the orphans, following the Quranic instruction. 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 orphanage around the country needs assistance from society.
Your donation can save and develop so many young lives in the society.
Seasonal (Ramadan and Qurban):
As majority of the population in Bangladesh are Muslims, they should have the opportunity to perform fasting during the month of Ramadan. 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.
Ramadan, for many of us, is a few hours of feeling the pangs of hunger, but for many poor Muslims of Bangladesh including children and women, hunger is a daily fact. During the month of Ramadan, through collecting Zakat, Sadaqatul Fitra, or Kafarah, poor Muslim families could be helped for allowing them to observe Ramadan properly.
Please donate during this blessed month; SAWAB can support them by giving Sahri and Iftar pack and Eid Gifts.
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 Qurbani meats that are sacrificed by millions of our Muslim brothers in Bangladesh and globally.
Since 2010, SAWAB has been continuing Qurbani meat distribution program. In the last year, SAWAB distributed Qurbani meat among Rohingya Muslim Refugees and some other parts of Bangladesh. Now, SAWAB wants to continue this program in the vast areas of Bangladesh. In this regards, SAWAB requires fund for Qurbani meat distribution program for the poor Muslim community.
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