Introduction

Child Welfare Program is one of the core programs of Islamic Relief, Bangladesh. Under this program Islamic Relief Bangladesh is sponsoring about 3700 children countrywide through its One-to-One Sponsorship Program. Integrated Development Approach for Sponsored Orphans (IDASO) is a major component of the One to One Sponsorship program. The program was undertaken with an aim to develop orphans living with their mothers. IDASO has four major components which are Life Skills Education (LSE), Enhanced Health Care (EHC), Scouting and Cultural Forum (SCF) and Support for Small Enterprise (SSE).

More over, a new dynamic intervention titled ‘Alternative Orphan Sponsorship through Sustainable Livelihoods (ALO)’ has taken place at the end of 2014 in a vulnerable poverty prone area of Bangladesh. A total of 700 orphan children & their families will be covered by the programme.

Strategic Vision of the program

Protecting living status of the vulnerable children and their families towards sustainable development

Strategic Aim

  1. Ensured protective environment to children for protection and healthy development.
  2. Increased coverage of orphans and vulnerable children through Sponsorship programme and community based integrated support for sustainable development
  3. Vulnerable families in the sponsorship areas are provided with sustainability focused livelihood support and necessary health care and skills.

Stories

Elimination of Hazardous Child Labour

The 21 months project has been implemented in Keraniganj upazila under Dhaka District aimed to reduce hazardous child labour in Suvaddya union of Keraniganj upazila, through creating alternative livelihood options, access to formal and non formal education, vocational training and raising awareness among the community, local government institution (LGI) and employers so that these children do not go back to their previous condition. The primary target is 185 working children, who are engaged in hazardous labour and the families of working

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Alternative Orphan Sponsorship through Sustainable Livelihoods (ALO) Project

The 4 year project is being implementing orphan children and their mother/guardians in Ulipur upazila of Kurigram district; the most poverty prone area of Bangladesh. The project started it’s interventions to ensure sustainable development and social dignity through enhanced productivity, income, livelihood security, rights and protection of the orphan and their families.

The direct project participants will be 700 orphan and families along with 4000 community members in targeted areas. They do not have significant productive assets; low and irregular income; land-less

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Integrated Development Approach for the IRB Sponsored Orphans (IDASO)

Project Duration :15-July-2012 to 14-July -2015

Project Location: Cox’s Bazar, Rajbari, Rangpur, Thakurgaon, Khulna, Sunamganj and Patuakhali

Project Description :Under Child Welfare Programme, Islamic Relief Bangladesh is sponsoring 3700 orphans countrywide through its One to One sponsorship program. Children receiving cash money on quarterly basis which helping them in availing better fooding, regular education, clothing and bearing daily expenditure. But they are from such a level of the society where they have no sufficient access to different types of services like health, hygiene,

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