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  • October 14, 2019 04:14 pm - October 14, 2019 04:14 pm
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Orphans Support Program – 2019

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Bangladesh, officially the People’s Republic of Bangladesh is a country in South Asia. It is bordered by India to its west, north and east; Myanmar (Burma) to its southeast; and is separated from Nepal and Bhutan by the Chicken’s Neck corridor. To its south, it faces the Bay of Bengal. Bangladesh is the world’s eighth-most populous country, with over 168 million people. It is one of the most densely populated countries.

Despite recent progress in Bangladesh in the areas of poverty and human development indicators such as literacy and life expectancy, inequalities in income and consumption rates have increased, with 24.5% of the population living below the poverty line. Out of this percentage the major part that lives under poverty level are women and children. Despite recent progress out of poverty and increasing human development indicators such as literacy and life expectancy, inequalities in income and consumption rates have increased (UNDP 2005).

Bangladesh seriously needs better governance. Above circumstances has led to one of the highest concentrations of NGO activity in the world, ranging from service delivery to community mobilization working with the poorest of the poor, often marginalized within Bangladeshi culture.

Bangladesh’s stability is further threatened by increasingly common environmental disasters, and is extremely vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Furthermore, many Bangladeshis above the poverty line do not have economic safety nets, and therefore could fall back into poverty if they are struck by natural disasters or lose their jobs.

Due to deaths of people as a result of poverty so many children have been left as orphans with no body to take care of them and giving them support. Most of the orphan children live with their poor grandparents or with their widow mother or their widower father and some are left homeless hence ending up on streets. The magnitude and complexity of the problem of child (especially orphan) poverty in Bangladesh is large and growing, and cannot be ignored. Although few NGOs and GOs are trying to reduce the crisis of orphans but it’s not up to the mark. In such circumstances, SAWAB (Social Agency for Welfare and Advancement in Bangladesh) 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. 

Location of the project:

The program will be implemented in rural communities in 3 (three) districts (Meherpur districts) of Bangladesh where a good number of orphans have been observed in different Madrasha and Educational institutions who are really needy. It is noted here that proposed program location or places may be changed due to the availability of fund and few other factors at the time of project implementation. Such factors include but not limited to accessibility (for better supervision and monitoring thereby minimizing project cost and providing maximum financial support to the orphans) and free from any risk (so that no one can hinder the implementation of the project). To select the orphans your guidelines and mentioned locations of the project will be appreciated.

JUSTIFICATION:

There is no question that Orphans are the most vulnerable children in our society. These orphans and their needs have over the years overwhelmed those who have tried to assist them. Most times they are left in the hands of relatives who are struggling to keep their own immediate families from starving. Subsequently, when the relative can no longer cope up, the orphans suffer most and in terms of education the guardians do care for their only legitimate sons and daughters, this has contributed to the increasing number of street kids roaming in the city and other towns.

PROGRAM  DESCRIPTION:

This program will be implemented initially among 10 orphans in the mentioned 1 districts. It will be operated for the orphans who are living in homes of their guardians and other people who endeavored to give them care. The focus of SAWAB now is to giving educational, cloth, food and medical support to the orphans. In this program, every selected orphan will be given cash assistant worth GBP 45.00 per month. This program must have a political, social and cultural viability in order to be goal oriented. Accordingly, this program should continue for at least 3 years so that an orphan can reach to such a position to be self-dependent.

TARGET GROUP:

The main target groups are the most underprivileged children and youths orphaned of rural village homes in the area where we operate. Initially a total of 50 children shall directly benefit from the program with emphasis on the girl-child.

Selection criteria:

The selection criteria for Orphans are as follows:

  • Poor families;
  • Orphans who are deprived of education;
  • Lack of money, clothing, food;
  • Lack of parental guidance, care and love;
  • Not having the means to get what one wants;
  • Inability to solve daily problems, both as a result of lack of money as well as lack of initiative and innovation that results from financial poverty (‘poverty of the mind’)
  • Being dependent on others;
  • Lack of access to health care facilities (Medicine, immunization).

 PROJECT OBJECTIVES: 

  • To access primary, secondary and vocational education to the orphaned and underprivileged children and youths
  • To access the vulnerable children and youths with scholastic materials and other training materials.
  • To improve the nutrition of these vulnerable children and youths.
  • Prevention of the involvement of these children and youths in commercial sex activities, child domestic labor and other immoral activities.
  • To promote more cohesive considerate and creative individuals/societies with equal opportunities and rights for all.