EDUCO in Bangladesh

Child exploitation is one of the most serious problems in Bangladesh. In fact, an estimated 7.7 million children aged between 5 and 17 work in precarious conditions for miserable wages. It is not uncommon to see children working in textile factories, metal workshops, the shoe industry and rock mines, or scraping together a living amidst junk and scraps.

On the other hand, a lack of sanitary facilities and below-standard living conditions expose the population, especially children, to infectious and respiratory disease.