Nila at a tender age has realized that poverty can come in the way of anyone's dream. Instead of going to school, Nila makes the rounds of four to five houses each day and takes care of her father, till her mother and elder sister return. Nila's father has been bedridden for two years now, due to an accident. Since then, life has taken a bitter turn for Nila. The only respite in Nila's life comes from her dream of becoming an air hostess when she grows up.
Kernel Foundation want directly to put children like Nila into the path of empowerment through education through its Mission Education program.
Like Nila, One in five children dropped out of school last year due to high levels of poverty, child marriage, social insecurity and marginalization.[i]
There are 4.7 million or 12.6% of children aged 5 to 14 in Bangladesh working as child labour.[ii] Out of the child labourers engaged in the workforce, 83% are employed in rural areas and 17% are employed in urban areas.[iii]
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[ii] "Child labour in Bangladesh" (PDF). UNICEF. June 2010. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
[iii] Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (2006). Baseline Survey for Determining Hazardous Child Labour Sectors in Bangladesh 2005. Dhaka: Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh