In Bangladesh, children comprise 39.7 percent of the population. A prosperous future is contingent upon the opportunity for these children to grow as able and competent citizens with equality and without discrimination.
The Shikhon programme of Save the Children International (SCI), which strives to provide education among thousands of children is serving a greater purpose of reaching the hard to reach and poverty stricken communities in Bangladesh.
Save the Children has recently been awarded DFAT-sponsored Civil Society Innovation Award 2016 for the innovation to improve hand-washing in schools uses environmental cues and nudges. It is more cost effective than hygiene communication programs and has shown positive results in changing and sustaining behaviour change amongst school children.
Save the Children International is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with company number 3732267 and a charity registered in England and Wales with charity number 1076822. Its registered office is St Vincent House, 30 Orange Street, London, WC2H 7HH.