BUILDING A TEAM
INFLUENCE A NATION
THE PRESENT REALITIES OF BANGLADESH...
Bangladesh is a small country - only 55,000 square miles. Yet there are 175 millon people in this small space. It is estimated that between 250,000 and 400,000 children live on the streets in Dhaka alone and over one-half of them are under the age of 10.
This is a terrible statistic. The Street children are often orphaned and most are forced onto the street due to family poverty or to escape abuse. When forced onto the street, not only do they have to fend for themselves finding food and shelter, but they are often abused or become victims of gangs or street crime.
In order to live, they have to beg, work or resort to crime. Reports show that most are exploited by gangs or sometimes by the very people who are supposed to be protecting them i.e. their parents.
In addition, according to Unicef there are over 33 million children living in poverty in Bangladesh.