What is JAAGO Foundation?
JAAGO Foundation is a movement initiated by the youth of Bangladesh dedicated to help the impoverished people of Bangladesh. We hope to break the cycle of poverty through the education and rebuilding of our nation.
How and when did it start?
JAAGO Foundation started its journey on 14th April, 2007 when Korvi Rakshand and his friends rented a single room in the Rayer Bazar slum area. With a single dream of changing the lives of the children in the area, Korvi and his friends began teaching the 17 children who showed up.
The first supporting project that JAAGO initiated was the distribution of relief supplies after a flood in 2007.
Are you registered officially?
Yes, JAAGO Foundation is a registered non-profit organization at the ‘Office of Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms’ under the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The registration number S – 8027(48)/08.
Do you have any contact with the Bangladesh government and do they know you?
Yes, we are registered under the Government of Bangladesh. We have worked with the government in various campaigns and they have always supported our cause.
Who is the Founder?
The Founder of JAAGO Foundation is Korvi Rakshand Dhrubo
D.O.B.: August 19, 1985
Born: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Current Residence: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Is this a missionary school?
No, JAAGO Foundation is not a missionary school – we are simply a non-profit organization that provides free of cost international standard education to those people who cannot afford one.
How can my organisation support JAAGO?
JAAGO welcomes contributions from both public and private sector enterprises. Organisations may choose to support JAAGO as a whole in monetary terms or in other ways according to their own convenience – for instance through skill-sharing and training.
JAAGO also accepts sponsors for various social awareness campaigns such as Universal Children’s Day, World Environment Day, World Water Day and the Annual Iftar.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
What are the major challenges that JAAGO faces?
In the past, JAAGO has faced many threats to its existence, with educating the community about our vision at the heart of these challenges. Initially the local community thought that we were a Christian missionary, bent on converting them; and later they doubted our seriousness in our mission. Since then, we have faced further problems within this community, such as child marriage, lack of funds and so on. To our credit, despite everything, we’ve forged ahead.
In the future we believe that the main problems we face in achieving our goals are the conditions of the poor community. This stems from the following issues –
• More often than not young children are seen as earners for the family and as a result these children are sent to work, causing them to relinquish their education.
• Most of the children suffer from malnutrition and improper diets. As a result, their health and physical condition cause them to miss school, and at times drop out completely. We try to alleviate this problem by providing them with proper diets and health check-ups.
• Despite repeated attempts by the government and various NGOs, the poorer communities of Bangladesh are still prone to the habit of early marriages. As a result many young girls are forced to give up their education to get married. These girls later give birth to young children who cannot appreciate the importance of education, and thus fall into the cycle of poverty and illiteracy.
Though these problems are decreasing day by day, we still face people who cannot appreciate our cause and often act as obstacles in our path.
How Your Sponsorship Funds are Used?
The sponsorship contribution is delivered directly to cover the costs for providing the services and opportunities that make up our education program.To know more, please click here.
What is the main objective of JAAGO?
To break the cycle of poverty through education and rebuilding our nation. JAAGO Foundation aims for the betterment of the nation through catering the educational needs of children from socially and economically disadvantaged background and empowering the youths along with inspiring volunteerism in Bangladesh
To build an illiteracy free Bangladesh with access to quality education for all. JAAGO believes in building a better society – one in which every child has an access to quality education and the youth have a platform to serve in their community, because if education and youth is combined a country can move forward in a rapid growth.
What is the process by which JAAGO intends to achieve its long-term goal?
Whilst JAAGO’s primary focus is on education, we also work on various support projects that aim to empower women and increase employment opportunities for impoverished communities within Bangladesh. By maintaining a balance of education and skill enhancement for the children, coupled with providing a means to produce income for the family, JAAGO can ensure that the children are able to become fully educated.
On the other hand, being the pioneer in proving the youth a voice and a platform through its youth wing “Volunteer for Bangladesh” JAAGO is now reallocating skills and resources to foster self-reliance and growth in every citizen.
This balance will ultimately allow for the accomplishment of the JAAGO goal – to break the cycle of poverty through education and rebuilding our nation.
What curriculum does JAAGO teach?
The JAAGO Foundation School follows a unique curriculum that is of International Standard, and has been developed by combining the International and National curriculum. Alongside this, various techniques and teaching methods are used that are adapted to suit the requirements of the students at the schools.
Does JAAGO Foundation generate any income?
At the moment, JAAGO Foundation operates through it “Sponsor A Child” program and corporate partnership .
How do you manage the accounts?
Our accounts are maintained by professional accountants and are audited periodically. These audit reports are publicly available on the JAAGO website please click here.
How can I make a donation?
How can I get involved?
Details are available on the JAAGO Foundation website, www.jaago.com.bd. If you have any further queries, simply mail us at email@example.com
What are the expansion plans for JAAGO Foundation?
JAAGO Foundation plans to open a branch in every district of Bangladesh. In this way, we hope to provide education to the impoverished and brighten the futures of the children of Bangladesh.
What is JAAGO’s plan for the adult community?
JAAGO Foundation understands that in order to improve the entire community we must also help the adults. As a result we have already established the sewing centre, which currently exports high-end, designer boutique products to Australia and the UK.
How does JAAGO define poverty?
In Bangladesh, poverty is not limited to financial borders. People do not die from lack of money or lack of food. What kills the people and cripples our nation is the poverty of people regarding their thoughts and the limit that it places on their minds.
In Bangladesh, people suffer simply because they cannot open their minds to new ideas and thoughts, because they have never known a different way of life. At JAAGO Foundation, we work to help these people understand the changing world and come out of their backwardness by educating their children.