Bangladesh: Mymensingh II

Mymensingh 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: 2016

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.

  • We trained 75 farmers on growing fruits and vegetables and raising livestock to help increase the amount of healthy foods available for children and boost household income.
  • To ensure that children are protected and participating, we created a community-led child monitoring system and educated 3,660 children on child rights and child protection.

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • We helped improve the health of mothers and children under age 5 by hosting educational sessions for 816 parents on proper health, nutrition, and hygiene.
  • 1,719 malnourished children entered our nutrition program that included growth monitoring, vitamin and food supplements, and nutrition education for parents. We also conducted home visits to follow up on 6,613 children who have graduated from the program and make sure they were still thriving.

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.

  • 375 parents participated in our sessions on the importance of education and learned to support their children's learning by creating quiet spaces at home where kids can read and study.
  • We facilitated life-skills trainings for 399 students in order to promote essential lessons on confidence, leadership, communication, decision making, and good judgment.

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.

  • Following Christ’s example, we worked alongside children and families to change lives, promote peace and understanding, and demonstrate God’s unconditional love.

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 Mymensingh 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 31 years.
Mymensingh 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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