BanglaHelp supports five schools in the slums of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Bangladesh is considered one of the most densely populated countries, with one hundred and seventy million people living in a country with the land mass the size of the state of Iowa! Sadly over 40% of the population is illiterate.
In 2019, we had 710 students from Nursery to 5th grade, and 75 adult students. In 2020 we were able to open the 6th grade with a total of 810 students and 75 adult students. The adult students' class is a two years program that helps them learn to read and write.
Our students come from extreme poverty; their parents cannot afford even basic school supplies to send them to the public schools. Our team provides these children the opportunity to learn to read and write both Bengali and English.
We also provide a full meal every day of the week, consisting of rice, dhal (lentils) vegetables, eggs (twice a week) along with one banana and bread.
With the help of donors like you, we will be able to prepare these children for a better future for themselves and their families.