Where We Work
We work with local partners to provide education and health care for most disadvantaged and impoverished communities, whilst teaching them about their rights, facilitating processes to enable them to exercise their rights and advocating for their protection.
We are currently working in Bangladesh and Nepal, but have long-established links with India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
With a population of over 150 million, Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world with nearly 1,000 people per square kilometre. Tropical monsoons, frequent floods, and cyclones inflict heavy damage annually to this impoverished nation. Over a third of the population is under the age of 18 and almost seven million children between 5 and 14 have to work to help their families to survive.
While Bangladesh has made significant progress in addressing national health and education challenges over the four decades since its independence, the country remains one of the world’s poorest; 45% of the population live below the poverty line, 53% of the population over the age of 15 is illiterate, 41% of children under 5 are malnourished.
We have three projects in Bangladesh:
Nepal’s population of 29 million includes ethnic and caste groups with distinct cultures and languages, making this small land locked country remarkably diverse.
51% of the population aged 15 and over are illiterate and 24.7% of the population live below the poverty line. Entrenched poverty and a decade of violent political instability have taken a toll on the Nepalese people, although a lasting peace is gaining momentum, creating real hope for long-term political reconciliation.
We are currently running one project in Nepal:
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Learning For Life is a Registered Charity. Charity Registration Number: 1105277