JAAGO Foundation successfully completed a decade of its journey. In 2007, the foundation commenced its journey with the dream of a future where all children have access to education. In the past ten years JAAGO has developed from a small organization, educating few underprivileged children to 2500 students in 13 schools spreading the light of education to the remotest part of the country.
Now JAAGO has the dedicated support thousands of volunteers across 32 districts. Volunteer For Bangladesh, the youth wing of Jaago engages in various ways to help JAAGO break the cycle of poverty.
JAAGO in its 10 years, has not just improved children’s life but created an opportunity for adults to achieve a sense of fulfillment by sponsoring children. More than 1700 students are sponsored by sponsor parents. The sponsor parents provide for the expenses of these children with a monthly donation of BDT 2500.
The Founder of JAAGO Foundation, Korvi Rakshand said, “People call charity, I call it responsibility. JAAGO is 10 now. We are confident, structured and stronger. We believe, as JAAGO has reached to a point where it can provide sustainable support to the deprived in the remotest areas, it requires and deserves equal support from the people of Bangladesh.
In ten years JAAGO has broadened horizons by reaching the remotest corners of the country like Bandarban and Teknaf along with Gazipur, Rajshahi, Gaibandha, Madaripur, Lakshmipur, Dinajpur, Rangpur and Habiganj. Their online schools have helped provide quality education in areas where schools and teachers were scarce.
Even though JAAGO primarily works for the development of underprivileged children, they understand the adversaries faced by female children and work to improve that by incorporating more of them in their classes. In fact, their support of gender equality can also be seen in the composition of their employees which consists of 65% women.
JAAGO’s effort towards providing better education can be seen in its supporting projects like monthly medical check up to ensure good health, weekly nutrition boost to avoid malnourishment and promotion of hygiene to avoid diseases and infections thus promoting a healthier life.