About | JAAGO Foundation

About Us

Our Vision & Mission

To create a society - free of exploitation, discrimination and violence, to enable it to reach its ultimate socioeconomic potential.
To bring about substantial improvement in the lives of disadvantaged people/children? with special emphasis on their education and nourishment?

QUALITY

We are committed to upholding the quality work
for all.

SUSTAINABLITY

We focus on Sustainability in every sphere of our works and engagement.

INCLUSIVENESS

We believe inclusivity is the prerequisite to build an impartial society.

About Us

let us break the cycle of poverty through education and rebuild our nation together.

Commitment

  • We are committed to upholding, by any means, the quality of education for all.

Diversity

  • We promote diversity in every spheres of our works and engagement.

Accountability

  • We believe transparency and accountability are the cornerstones towards building an ethical society.

Inclusiveness

  • We believe inclusivity is the prerequisite to building an impartial society.

JAAGO established free-of-cost formal schooling to ensure quality education for the underprivileged children of Bangladesh. It aims to eliminate poverty and illiteracy from Bangladesh through education and rebuilding the nation by empowering youth.
It is registered under the Office of the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies, under the Societies Act XXI of 1860, by the Government of Bangladesh.

– what was the overall primary education scenario of Bd that time?
– who was the major competitor / market-player in non-formal primary edu that time?
– why are we not talking about our initial english-medium education system here?
– why so little is told about youth empowerment here?

The story of JAAGO started with one man’s dream of doing something extraordinary for the ordinary people of Bangladesh. In 2007, Korvi Rakshand, a 21 years old youth from an upper echelon family, was determined to bring a change in the society’s belief towards educational institutions.
He established JAAGO Foundation aiming to provide free of cost quality education to the underprivileged children coming from lower socio- economic background.
The journey started in a small room with 17 students, a whiteboard and a carpet.
Today, we have 3000 students studying in 12 districts of Bangladesh.- Dhaka (Banani, Rayer Bazar), Rajshahi, Gaibandha, Madaripur, Bandarban, Lakshmipur, Habiganj, Dinajpur, Rangpur, Teknaf and Cox’s Bazar.

Realizing the immense potential of youth, Volunteer for Bangladesh (VBD), the youth wing of JAAGO Foundation was formed in 2011.
VBD combines the spirit of volunteerism with the strength and goodwill of youth for bringing substantial social change and raising awareness among the masses.
Today, this nationwide youth platform presently exists in 32 districts and has around 25,000 registered volunteers across the country.

Our Founder

Korvi Rakshand

People Call it Charity, I Call it Responsibility.


At the age of 21, it was expected that Korvi Rakshand would take over the family business upon completion of his education. However, Korvi decided to use his education and skills to create change for impoverished children of Bangladesh. Understanding that charitable acts are often temporary and unsustainable, Korvi was determined to improve the lives of slum children for the long term.

Korvi founded JAAGO Foundation with a vision - to eliminate poverty through education. Today, JAAGO Foundation supports the education of 3000 children across its 13 branches all over Bangladesh.

Korvi, founded “Volunteer for Bangladesh” in 2011 realizing the immense potential of volunteerism of youth. Today, this initiative to empower Bangladeshi youth has more than 25000 registered volunteers across the country.

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THEY SAID ABOUT US

JAAGO Foundation believes in working towards a better society—one in which every child has access to quality education. Through access, each student we help can capitalise on his or her dreams and take life to be the opportunity it should be.

Dan Mozena

United States Ambassador to Bangladesh

If ever you doubt the magic of JAAGO and Volunteer for Bangladesh, simply pause for a moment and look into the eye of a young boy or girl, who for the first time ever, is sitting in a classroom, studying, and exploring, discovering, learning. Unleashing this hope, this spirit is the magic of JAAGO and Volunteer for Bangladesh.

Mostafizur Rahman

Ministry of Primary and Mass Education.

I am pleasantly surprised by Jaago Foundation's model which includes, among other things, interactive 2-way learning methods, strong emphasis on the English and Bangla languages and provisions for extracurricular activities and counseling. Without a doubt, these innovative approaches can further quality, primary education in Bangladesh.

Shereen Mahmood Ispahani

Principle Chittagong Grammer School

'Korvi is one of the great movers and shakers of his generation and immensely inspirational for young men and women in Bangladesh. His commitment, vision and passion for Jaago Foundation will ensure that thousands of underprivileged children get access to education and the opportunity to improve their lives and the prospects of their communities'

Friends of JAAGO