Bangladesh: Kamalapur II

Kamalapur II's Community News

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families. These are a few of the areas we focused on in the past year: 2017

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • More children understand their rights and can advocate for themselves. Through training, 860 children learned about child rights and leadership.
  • 658 community leaders learned how to protect children. They have created playgroups for children and are now advocating for children’s needs.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • More boys and girls are enjoying good nutrition. After 450 mothers received health and nutrition training, 415 malnourished children gained weight and improved their health.
  • 660 children received micro-nutrient powder to improve their health.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • More children are attending school and learning. Through a special project for vulnerable children, 780 boys and girls are learning to read and write.
  • 148 children who had previously been working during the day and out of school were able to enroll in classes and receive an education.

Love of God and Neighbors

Children and families are growing spiritually, local churches are strengthened to demonstrate Christ's love in practical ways, and people are living at peace with their neighbors.

  • Children are more involved in their communities. Through community-wide campaigns, children were able to support 180 other vulnerable boys and girls in their communities, educate 12,000 people about their roles in the communities and increase personal savings through community groups.

Because World Vision believes in a holistic community development approach, the statements and numbers above, recorded at a point in time, reflect not only our aspirational goals for these communities but are based on all children within the community that benefitted from the specific activity that's identified. Together, in partnership with you, we will work to make these goals a reality.

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The needs in Kamalapur II, Bangladesh

Poor water and sanitation, early marriage, and natural disasters plagued Bangladesh in 2015. At least 21 people died in floods and landslides after heavy rains. 20 million people do not have access to safe water and 63 million people don’t have latrines. Waterborne illnesses such as diarrhea present a major health challenge in Bangladesh, where 100,000 children die of these illnesses every year and millions of others suffer from malnutrition. Child marriage presents another critical issue for the country. Nearly one third of Bangladeshi girls are married before age 15, which is the highest rate of child marriage in the world for this age group. World Vision’s efforts in 2015 centered on improving nutrition and sanitation and eliminating child marriage. Malnourished kids were treated with vitamin and food supplements to increase their weight and parents learned about cooking with nutritious local ingredients. School children and adults alike were trained on proper handwashing techniques. We trained committees, children, youth, church members, and men and women to advocate against child marriage.

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

World Vision has been in this community for 32 years.
Kamalapur II, Bangladesh is in Phase 3

PHASE 1: Years 1-3

  • Listen to desires and concerns of community leaders
  • Partnership with community begins
  • Outline needs and resources
  • Child sponsorship begins

PHASE 2: Years 4-9

  • Community members equipped and empowered to bring change to their own lives
  • Children benefit from life-changing projects
  • Community embraces project ownership

PHASE 3: Years 10-close

  • Years of hard work continues to transform lives
  • Community self-sufficiency grows
  • A sustainable plan for the future is determined
  • World Vision leaves

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