May 9, 2021

COVID-19 in the World's Largest Refugee Camp

Empowering the Rohingya Children through Knowledge
Empowering the Rohingya Children through Knowledge

Since their arrival in Bangladesh, Rohingya refugees faced new challenges – floods, landslides, severe storms and now, they are fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. 


“My family had a beautiful house which had some land, livestock and a beautiful pond”
, says ten-year-old Raja*. His family left all this behind and rebuilt their lives in a refugee camp far from home. At the Safe Haven project by JAAGO Foundation, this is the first time he has received any education and training since his family fled to Bangladesh. Before the pandemic, Raja used to play with his friends in the play zone and learn their lessons together. He also enjoyed and learned a lot from the personal protection activities and proper hygiene lessons.     


But since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, all the learning centres were closed. We had to suspend all the activities except food distribution and medical facilities. However, we have been in touch with our students and ensured everyone is safe and staying in their house. 

 

This year, we were making preparations to open our Learning Centers, but we had to stop everything again due to the second wave of the pandemic, as we couldn't; risk the lives of these beautiful children. But we are tracking our students and their well-being through our Rohingya volunteers. They are helping us as much as they can.   

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a new threat to these overcrowded conditions. With your support, we are trying to ensure that all Rohingya children are supported with the holistic care needed to return them to a sense of normalcy and ensure that they can thrive.

 

Thank You Note

We are very grateful to the donors of this project for supporting the young minds to give them a better future. We have come a long way, but there is a lot to be done still. This journey couldn't have been possible without our patrons, NGO partners, corporates, donors, and well-wishers who have been our companions in the path of fulfilling this dream. Thank you for your generous support of our Safe Haven Project, which has been able to put a smile on the faces of 500 Rohingya children. We would love to express our appreciation on behalf of them. Our current activities still require a lot of support, and we are on the way to developing the project even better. So we sincerely request our well-wishers and donors to keep supporting us. We hope you all stay safe with your nearest and dearest ones!

*Names have been changed to maintain confidentiality.

Life before Coronavirus Pandemic
Life before Coronavirus Pandemic
Safe Haven
Safe Haven
Apr 7, 2021

Gift a Child a Chance at Education

Education before coronavirus outbreak
Education before coronavirus outbreak

Covid-19 pandemic brought the largest disruption of global education systems in history. When the pandemic first hit around, one and a half billion students were sent home as schools closed their doors. The lucky ones were able to pursue their studies online, but that's not even an option for many. Our country was already struggling to come to grips with educational inequality, and now, the COVID-19 is making it worse again. 

 

In this second lockdown, to continue the underprivileged children's education, JAAGO is providing Education to Students through Telephone and SMS. Your help is all these children need to continue their studies and become a student again! 

 

Every year, in Ramadan, we continue to serve humanity through our Zakat Relief Fund with your help. With your Zakat, we offer underprivileged children the light of education and help vulnerable families living in extreme poverty. This coming Ramadan, your Zakat can give an underprivileged child a chance to enjoy the luxury of education. With your support and contribution, these children will be ready to lead and give back to the world.

 

Continuation of Education through Telephones

 

With schools being locked down for the second time due to COVID-19, schools worldwide are moving to virtual classes to ensure proper learning. We had already provided education through our initiative Telephone Education among the underprivileged children last year with your support. Amid a nationwide lockdown that will be left millions of disadvantaged families unable to fulfil their children's basic needs, we are heading towards starting our mission once again. 

 

JAAGO Foundation has the tools for innovative technology in education to enable remote learning without going to schools or other institutions. In this global pandemic, the foundation has been trying to ensure that the students and their families can survive in this crisis and come back to school. Your contribution can help bring a child’s dreams to life by giving the child a chance to enjoy the luxury of education.



Zakat, as a Powerful Vehicle for Social Change

 

Ramadan can be more crucial than ever in the time of the coronavirus outbreak, mitigating the painful impacts of the pandemic with its powerful spirit. The coronavirus outbreak will make this Ramadan even more difficult for the poor and needy around the country. The virus will put further strain on those already struggling to feed their families.

 

Last year, despite the challenges of lockdowns, economic instability, and the devastating loss of many loved ones, you continued to serve humanity. Many of you donated your Zakat for the education of underprivileged students. We were able to help our children continue education along with food bags with your support. This year, we hope you would continue to help the vulnerable community with a part of your Zakat. By giving your Zakat to the underprivileged people of Bangladesh, you will ensure they can look onto the month of Ramadan with hope, not despair. This can make a substantial positive change in the lives of these underprivileged children. 

 

Gratitude Note

 

JAAGO is determined to move forward, overcome all the obstacles, and provide a better tomorrow where our children will have the opportunity to receive an education no matter what economic background they come from. However, it couldn't have been possible without our NGO partners, corporates, donors, and well-wishers who have been our companions in the journey of fulfilling this dream. Your help and support have always inspired us to move forward. Thank you for your generous support of our "Free of Cost School for Underprivileged Children" project, which has been able to put a smile on the faces of thousands of underprivileged children. We would love to express our appreciation on behalf of all JAAGO students, teachers, parents, and employees. With you all, we dream of a beautiful future.



Education for Everyone
Education for Everyone
Children Hopes to Go back to School
Children Hopes to Go back to School
Education for Everyone
Education for Everyone
Empowering Girls through Knowledge
Empowering Girls through Knowledge
Feb 25, 2021

Nutritious Food for children

Children are the future of any community. Their health, education, and well-being are essential for that future to be bright. Unfortunately, millions of children in Bangladesh don't have the good fortune of healthy, nutritious food. At JAAGO, we believe that providing nutritious meals for malnourished children will help create sustainable nutrition and clean water solutions. Our students in the 11 schools all over Bangladesh receive a quality education and healthy meals every day for their physical and mental well-being.    

One of the most significant factors for malnutrition among children in Bangladesh is household food insecurity; this is why JAAGO implements the 'Healthy Living' program as it ensures that our students have access to at least one nutritious meal a day. JAAGO is delighted to partner with Thrive, an organization aiming to provide healthy and nutritious meals to hungry children in the world's poorest parts to feed the students at our schools. Thrive and JAAGO have worked together to determine the needs of our students by the fund raised from the GlobalGiving “Feed the Children” project. Moreover, Honorable British Commissioner Robert Dickson has visited JAAGO Korail with Thrive to ensure the well-being of these children and support our cause of eradicating hunger. 

Following the core concept of providing for the underprivileged children and their families, we have distributed household essentials and basic necessities in the Banani area with the help of Thrive and the constant support of our donors in GlobalGiving. To serve the families, we were able to provide our service for thousands of children who need the proper nutritional care along with Educational support.

JAAGO believes in the sustainable development of the children and ensures their health safety in order to prepare them for the future. Without health care security, they can hardly avail the education they deserve. With the help of our donors, we can unleash the possibilities among these children and create a world with easy access to safe health and education in the future as well. 

We express our deepest gratitude to the donors who have always rendered support by contributing to the welfare of underprivileged children in our Feed the children project. In particular, the 'Feed the Children' project has been largely supported by valuable donor individuals and organizations to whom we are truly indebted. 


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