Our History

Save the Children has been working to assist the children in Bangladesh since 1970. The programme works across six thematic sectors: Child Protection, Health- Nutrition-HIV/AIDS, Child Poverty, Humanitarian, Education and Policy Rights Governance.  With the support provided by our donors, SC Global Members and implementing partners, both  in government and civil society organizations, we are making progress towards maximizing impact for children who are most in need of our support, including those affected by HIV/AIDS, ethnic minority groups, street and working children, refugee children, and others; vulnerable and socially excluded. As Save the Children is a dual mandate organization, we respond to disasters; and in ensuring the survival, protection and development of affected children.

In Bangladesh, Save the Children is currently moving forward to strengthen monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning [MEAL] aspects of its work to ensure programme quality. In simple terms, it is about reinforcing our programme learning in a way that brings lessons learned into the programme design and management decision making, leading to continual improvements over time.

Save the Children directly reaches more than 12 million children and adults in Bangladesh through implementation of over 90 projects in all 64 districts of Bangladesh. Our 800+ highly skilled staff and over 65 partner organizations are instrumental in ensuring delivery of high quality programs that address the needs and rights of children and their communities.  Save the Children member organizations with their internal resources and those of their governments, foundations and corporations further enhance our capacity to achieve more for the children of Bangladesh. 

[1] Regular staff amount to almost 600.