With 44,000 staff members worldwide, we bring sponsors and donors alongside children and communities in nearly 100 countries. More than 115 million children worldwide are subjected to the worst forms of child labor, including trafficking for commercial sex exploitation and hazardous physical labor. We work to prevent the exploitation of children, protect the most vulnerable, and bring healing to children who have been exploited.
World Vision addresses child protection by working to prevent and respond to all forms of violence against children — including abuse, neglect, and sexual exploitation.
As an organization, we work to address the root causes of poverty and injustice in an integrated, holistic way. World Vision is committed to promoting an environment in which vulnerable children, their families, and communities are educated and empowered to prevent abuse and exploitation, to protect children from immediate danger, and to restore children who have been exposed to abuse, neglect, exploitation, or violence.
World Vision in Bangladesh
World Vision is committed to partnering with the people of Bangladesh to improve their lives today and to help enact sustainable solutions for the future of their children, families, and communities. World Vision’s child sponsorship program plays a vital role in this partnership, with donors from the United States sponsoring more than 36,600 girls and boys. In addition to sponsorship, World Vision operates other programs that benefit communities in Bangladesh. Highlights include:
- Reaching college students with HIV and AIDS prevention information.
- Offering courses designed for women, giving them skills like bookkeeping, simple accounting, reading, writing, and self-managing their revolving loans.
- Implementing agricultural programs in communities, ranging from raising crops and livestock to pond fishing and household fruit trees.
- Installing more than 2,000 tube-wells in arsenic-free areas.
- Encouraging attendance at primary school through special programs.