Nov 2, 2020

Food Bags Kept Our Students Alive in this Pandemic

Food Bags Kept Them Alive in this Pandemic
Food Bags Kept Them Alive in this Pandemic

Since 2007, JAAGO Foundation has been responding to the urgent needs of underprivileged children in Bangladesh through nutrition and education. Here at JAAGO, we believe that children need to be fed properly along with gaining proper education. Our students in the 11 schools all over Bangladesh not only receive a quality education but also nutritious meals every day for their physical and mental well being.  

Recently, the spread of COVID-19 pandemic has caused mankind to face various adversities around the world. Cities have been under lockdown to fight the virus transmission, And the worst affected in this situation are the underprivileged classes of society. This means that the students who would depend on the school’s food package for a healthy meal a day are now denied from it as a consequence of schools being shut down. In such a situation, the JAAGO Foundation has taken the initiative to stand beside these underprivileged communities with food and other essentials. 

At the beginning of the pandemic lockdown, around March, JAAGO Foundation helped the families of our children, who did not even have food on their table, through our COVID-19 Relief initiative. With the help of our well-wishers, sponsors, donors, and volunteers, we have already distributed thousands of packages among the worst affected people including our student’s families in different parts of the country. Our volunteers in every district tried their best to reach out to these people and provide them with the necessities.  

Though this relief campaign was initiated in Dhaka, we have conducted this program in most of the districts of the country. Our volunteers from Chattogram, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Habiganj, Madaripur, Laxmipur, Gopalganj, Dinajpur, Teknaf, and many more districts worked tirelessly to deliver the underprivileged people of society with food packages.

With deepest gratitude, and warmest wishes we would like to thank our valuable donor organizations and individuals who came forward with a warm heart and considered helping humanity during the global crisis with JAAGO Foundation. With the hope for a better tomorrow, JAAGO Foundation aims to provide the families of the children with such packages as long as they can suffice and the situation gets better. Keep supporting us so that we can do something better for the community together!

Ensuring Food For All
Ensuring Food For All
Relief Distribution by JAAGO In This Pandemic
Relief Distribution by JAAGO In This Pandemic
Students' Families Got Food in this Pandemic
Students' Families Got Food in this Pandemic
Relief Distribution by JAAGO In This Pandemic
Relief Distribution by JAAGO In This Pandemic
Oct 24, 2020

Educate a GIrl, Empower the World

Educate a Girl
Educate a Girl

The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown caused our daily lives to come to a standstill. Education institutes all over the world are also closed for an indefinite period. While the world embraces online education more than ever, JAAGO is determined to educate children who do not have access to the internet or computer. In order to continue the education of the underprivileged children, JAAGO came up with an innovative solution to provide education to students over the telephone and SMS!

Unfortunately, it is a sad fact that even today, there exists an unwillingness among a large part of our society about girls receiving education. Some people believe that they should stay at home, do household chores, and look after the children only. Due to such beliefs, lots of women have to engage themselves in 24/7 household activities from a very young age. But in today’s world, it is impossible to bring a positive change while keeping a large number of our girls deprived of education. Our social indifferences, poverty, and many other problems hinder our way to ensure education for each and every woman.

For the past 13 years, JAAGO Foundation has been providing quality education to underprivileged children in Bangladesh. Recently, JAAGO ensured that the students and their families can survive this coronavirus crisis and come back to school. JAAGO Foundation has been providing food packages and other essentials to all the students’ families and surrounding communities who are from a similar background. The Tele education initiative is increasing the engagement of students and their parents with the teachers. We have received a huge number of positive responses from students & parents.

Below, we list just two among countless stories of our young students benefiting from our initiatives. 

Riya* has not been able to go to school for months. But Riya, a student at JAAGO School, did not stop her studies. Through our telephone education program, now her favorite teachers are teaching her with the help of a regular mobile phone.

Though there is no obligation to wear a uniform during the class, she puts on her school dress every day. This helps lift her mood up and not be sad about not being able to attend school physically for so long. These days whenever her family members find Riya wearing her uniform, holding the mobile phone to ear, they quickly understand that she is taking her lessons from her teacher. And everybody must maintain silence and not disturb her!

Meena* studies in grade 5 at JAAGO Bandarban school. She is receiving her education over the telephone, as schools are now closed due to the pandemic. However, her home in Bandarban is in an area that is outside of telephone and mobile network coverage. Not willing to let this disrupt her education, she travels every day to her school campus, which has network access, and calls her teachers to take lessons and homework. She sits on the school balcony every day until sunset and finishes her homework and studies. For her security, one of our community officers accompanies her during her entire stay at the school premises.

JAAGO Foundation has reached out to invest in educating girls who need structural support. But we cannot do this alone. You can join the movement to help the agents of hope with your generous donation. We become mature when we realize the needs of others. There are many who are in dire need of support from those of us who can. Let’s respond to this global call and act for a positive change.


Thank You Note 

We wish to express our sincerest gratitude to the wellwishers and donors of this project as they are not only gifting female children with the opportunity to receive quality education but also pave the way for them to bring about sustainable change within their communities, in turn supporting the nation in the future. With your donations for girl’s education, we dream about bringing a positive change in this world. We dream of a better community, a poverty-free country, a healthier nation, and a safe abode for all of our women. And your donations are definitely going to be the first step towards bringing this positive change.

 

*Names have been changed to maintain confidentiality. 

Education for Everyone
Education for Everyone
Your support can make them smile
Your support can make them smile
Tele Education during CoOVID-19
Tele Education during CoOVID-19
Thank You
Thank You
Sep 28, 2020

Fighting The COVID-19 Pandemic Together

Fighting The Pandemic Together
Fighting The Pandemic Together

The whole world is now battling against the deadly COVID-19 disease and the marginalized community among us has been affected the most during this pandemic. The first confirmed coronavirus case in Bangladesh was reported in March 2020. Almost six months have passed till then, and almost 3.5 lakh cases have been detected and approximately 5000 people have died. To control the community transmission of this disease, our government declared a lockdown across the nation from 23 March, which is still ongoing. All the educational institutions have been shut down and exams have been postponed. The future of these students has met an uncertainty but they are not the ones who have been affected worst in this lockdown.

JAAGO Foundation has always dreamt of a better tomorrow, where everyone’s rights will be ensured, no matter what economic background they hail from. We have always been enthusiastic to work for the betterment of our marginalized community. Giving education to the underprivileged children and working for Youth Empowerment has always been our major focus. But in this tough time, we have gathered to reach people in need with our helping hands, and hence, we have created a fund to distribute relief among people, affected by this pandemic.

 

Bangladesh Fighting with COVID-19

According to the experts, the second wave of COVID-19 has already hit the country. So there is a chance of an increase in the detection of new cases and deaths due to the infection as well. Our government has already taken the necessary initiatives to tackle the upcoming surge.

Being a developing country, a lot of people in Bangladesh are living below the poverty line. These marginalized people are mostly day laborers, who have lost their jobs in this lockdown. Our government has provided them with aid to fulfill their basic needs but that is not enough. Meanwhile, lots of organizations have come forward to help them, but due to the lack of proper supervision, often people who are actually in need of help are getting deprived. And this is what makes JAAGO different from other organizations. We have conducted a long screening process to reach families who are in actual need.

 

Relief Distribution by JAAGO In This Pandemic

JAAGO has already conducted its relief distribution project in ten districts, including Dhaka, Chattogram, Rangpur, Dinajpur, Gaibandha, Madaripur, Rajshahi, Habiganj, Bandarban, and Teknaf. Many lower-middle-class families around us are facing financial problems, as their breadwinners have lost their jobs during this pandemic. And through this program, JAAGO has reached out to these families and helped them put food on their table.

 

‘Volunteer for Bangladesh’, a wing of JAAGO Foundation, worked tirelessly to distribute our food packages among these lower-middle-class families in different parts of the country. Our volunteers strictly maintained social distancing while executing this program. They had talked with the locals as well, to raise awareness among them about the dos and don’ts during this pandemic. We performed our distribution in these districts, using our schools as relief centers. 

 

The biggest challenge of this program was to find out the Middle-Income Families who were in actual need, not the illegal beneficiaries. To make the process transparent, we took help from social media, distributed online-forms, took interviews from the candidates through phone calls, and verified their information. After all these procedures, we were able to create a database of families who were in need of our help. Keeping the identities of these people private, we sent relief packages to them. Meanwhile, during this pandemic, Bangladesh was affected by the super cyclone Amphan and monsoon flood, which affected a large number of our people. JAAGO Foundation came forward to help the affected ones this time as well. 

Around 96,000 people have already benefited from our COVID-19 relief program. With your love and support, JAAGO has brought smiles on their faces through this program.

 

Gratitude Note

Today’s world is facing the biggest crisis of this century.  We have to fight this battle together to win against this invisible enemy. Along with our volunteers, JAAGO is determined to move forward overcoming all the obstacles. This journey couldn’t have been possible without our NGO partners, corporates, donors, and well-wishers who have been our constant companions in fulfilling this goal. We express our heartfelt appreciation for your kindness. It is your love and support which inspires us to move forward and do better.

Relief Distribution by JAAGO In This Pandemic
Relief Distribution by JAAGO In This Pandemic
Relief Distribution by JAAGO In This Pandemic
Relief Distribution by JAAGO In This Pandemic
Relief Distribution by JAAGO In This Pandemic
Relief Distribution by JAAGO In This Pandemic
Relief Distribution by JAAGO In This Pandemic
Relief Distribution by JAAGO In This Pandemic
 
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