Family Futures - pathways out of extreme poverty

by UK Bangladesh Education Trust
Family Futures - pathways out of extreme poverty
Family Futures - pathways out of extreme poverty
Family Futures - pathways out of extreme poverty
Family Futures - pathways out of extreme poverty
Family Futures - pathways out of extreme poverty
Family Futures - pathways out of extreme poverty
Family Futures - pathways out of extreme poverty
Family Futures - pathways out of extreme poverty
Family Futures - pathways out of extreme poverty
Family Futures - pathways out of extreme poverty
Sep 7, 2021

Report on family futures

Family visit and support continue
Family visit and support continue

Our key beneficiaries are extremely vulnerable families driven by poverty to send their children to work instead of school. Exposure to long hours of physical work, poor food, low or no wages and vulnerability seriously damages these children’s physical and mental health. The global pandemic has made this bad situation even worse. 

UKBET provided 45 micro grants/interest free small loans to enable families to revive businesses or resume jobs lost due to the pandemic. UKBET also raised funds to support 401 families struggling to buy food. 
 
 
During lockdown regular contact with the families of working children was maintained by telephone with 2863 calls made enquiring about their well being, providing information related to the pandemic and connecting families with Government services. Similarly 2171 calls were also made to employers. Strict hygiene procedures were put in place and awareness raised about the critical importance of mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing. 10000 information leaflets and 2500 masks were distributed. Additionally sets of home learning materials were developed by UKBET staff and distributed to 633 children.

 

Fieldworkers continue their visits to families f and saw at first hand the extreme suffering of 263 families. 124 families told fieldworkers that their lack of money was so desperate they had no alternative but to seek employment for many of their 1,128 children when the lockdown ended.  In previous years UKBET's interventions in the lives of working children and their families have been significantly successful with none of the siblings of working children in our programme following their brothers or sisters into work.  Predictions by the Campaign for Popular Education  Bangladesh indicate that one third of children will be forced to leave school and many of them become child workers due to the devastating impact of the pandemic on the health and poverty of the poorest families in Bangladesh.

Please make a regular or one-off donation to UKBET today – this will enable us to continue giving transformative support to working children and their families during this difficult time.

Family visit and support continue
Family visit and support continue
Family visit and support continue
Family visit and support continue
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UK Bangladesh Education Trust

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @ukbet
Project Leader:
Mohammed Sayem
Sylhet, Sylhet Bangladesh
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