More than 60 million children live in Bangladesh (that’s 8 times the number of children in France); half of them grow up in the most abject poverty, this affects a large majority of young Bangladeshi and is the result of a high unemployment rate, and has severe repercussions on children’s access to a healthy diet, health services, an education, sufficient financial resources to overcome this poverty.
As born and grew up in Bangladesh, I knew that we have to do something more rather than just produce our products. Be a Director of a German company, it is very important for us to support those underprivileged children. Make cooperation with NGOs and transferring a certain amount to them, is not an option either. We wanted to do something where we have direct insight that what we are doing.
Most of us have access to a good education. But most of the poor children there don't have that privilege as we do. To support them, we have initiated a schooling programme for underprivileged children.
- We have started providing books and equipment for the preschools.
- Soon we will start 100% free education programme for them.