There are a lot of reasons why around 600,000 children in Bangladesh are deprived of basic education. Each child has a different problem from the others. However, a huge and common hurdle between a child and their education is poverty. With our passionate and enthusiastic team in Bangladesh, we are able to target the funds provided by you directly to the families that are truly facing such hurdles.
Shapla Foundation’s child sponsorship program is designed with 21st century technology in mind. Our software gives you the ability to view how your funds are being used for the child you sponsor. We have layers of management and checks in place to ensure the funding collected for a child actually benefits the child. Our software logs all expenses associated with a child down to the penny to ensure proper accountability of the funds.
Although, we are a non-profit organization, we still need funds to operate.
Shapla Foundation is managed by corporate volunteers. Our biggest expense is hiring fantastic Caretakers who manage the day to day responsibilities of taking care of children’s expenses. We hire people who truly enjoy working with kids and want to help them be successful.
We select children that truly need your financial help
Shapla Foundation works with local schools in Bangladesh to recruit children in our program. Some children need educational expenses and some need more in terms of food, clothing and shelter expenses addition to educational expenses.
Sponsor selects a program and Shapla Foundation will connect the sponsor with a child that has been on the waiting list to be sponsored. Each sponsorship program lasts about a year or school season. Once the program expires the sponsor has the ability to re-sponsor the child for additional year or sponsor someone else.
A Caretaker is assigned to each sponsored child who is responsible for spending funds on child’s behalf. This includes tuition fees, school supply purchases, food or uniform purchases, etc. Caretaker is NEVER allowed to give CASH to child or parents. We keep receipts of all purchases and upload them to our software for approval. A manager than approves all funds to make sure Caretaker is following his/her duties properly. Sponsor can see all activities of funds being used for a child.