World Vision Bangladesh, a Christian humanitarian organisation is dedicated to the wellbeing of children, especially the most vulnerable children, their families and communities. It is committed to serve and partner with people in need regardless of religion, ethnicity, gender and ability.
World Vision arrived in Bangladesh in 1970 before its independence in response to a devastating cyclone in the coastal belt. The organization spent more than USD $200,000 for emergency relief, rebuilding roads, and improving health and educational infrastructures following the disaster.
World Vision Bangladesh works to promote a better life for every girl and boy in the country. Currently the organization is serving around 5 milion people including 1 million children through its 84 program locations under 35 districts.
World Vision Bangldesh strategy for 2013–2017 includes six focus areas:
- Improve health status of mothers and children
- Improve access and quality to education
- Ensure children are protected and cared for
- Create economic opportunities for the poor
- Address urban abject poverty, and
- Respond to disasters and the impact of climate change