About Us

Save the Children in Bangladesh

Ensuring all children realize their rights and grow to their full potential as active, respected citizens.

Save the Children’s mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We have been working in Bangladesh since 1970 and today reach over 15 million people each year. With a staff of over 800 and a network of more than 100 partners, Save the Children is one of the largest child-rights organizations in Bangladesh.

In October 2011, four Save the Children organizations working in Bangladesh came together to deliver our programs through a single new entity: Save the Children International.

Vision: All children in Bangladesh realise their rights and grow to their full potential as active, respected citizens.

Mission: Save the Children in Bangladesh is the leading child rights organisation with innovative, quality programmes and advocacy, including during emergencies. To maximise impact for children, we will use resources efficiently and act with courage, ambition and integrity.

Members Support: In Bangladesh, currently Save the Children is supported by 10 Save the Children Member organizations out of 30 members across the world; Australia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Korea, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and US. New partnerships with the support of Save the Children Canada, Norway, Italy and Netherlands are under discussion, with proposals for new initiatives in development.

Major Donors: The major donors of the Bangladesh programme include USAID, DFID/UKAID, UNICEF, the Global Fund, the European Commission, DANIDA, JHPIEGO, Dubai Cares, SIDA and ECHO.  These donors have committed funds to support our programs through 2015, whilst new opportunities for future funding will also be sought during this period.