At JAAGO we support children from the poorest communities, where families struggle to earn enough money to feed their children. Parents often have to relocate their families in search of employment opportunities and as a result children from these poor communities never finish school and are deprived of basic education.
In 2009 in collaboration with Bachara , JAAGO set up a Sewing Centre to provide training and employment to parents – not only to reduce the drop-out rate but to empower women and create sustainable change. To date the Centre has provided training to 460 women and employs 263 parents. Our ultimate objective of the Sewing Centre is to provide the women in Bangladesh with the opportunity to be self-employed, strong and independent.