Child Welfare Program is one of the core programs of Islamic Relief, Bangladesh. Under this program Islamic Relief Bangladesh is sponsoring about 3700 children countrywide through its One-to-One Sponsorship Program. Integrated Development Approach for Sponsored Orphans (IDASO) is a major component of the One to One Sponsorship program. The program was undertaken with an aim to develop orphans living with their mothers. IDASO has four major components which are Life Skills Education (LSE), Enhanced Health Care (EHC), Scouting and Cultural Forum (SCF) and Support for Small Enterprise (SSE).

More over, a new dynamic intervention titled ‘Alternative Orphan Sponsorship through Sustainable Livelihoods (ALO)’ has taken place at the end of 2014 in a vulnerable poverty prone area of Bangladesh. A total of 700 orphan children & their families will be covered by the programme.

Strategic Vision of the program

Protecting living status of the vulnerable children and their families towards sustainable development

Strategic Aim

  1. Ensured protective environment to children for protection and healthy development.
  2. Increased coverage of orphans and vulnerable children through Sponsorship programme and community based integrated support for sustainable development
  3. Vulnerable families in the sponsorship areas are provided with sustainability focused livelihood support and necessary health care and skills.


One to One Sponsorship

Project Duration: Since 1992 to till date

Project Location : Cox’s Bazar, Rajbari, Rangpur, Thakurgaon, Khulna, Sunamganj and Patuakhali

Project Description: There are millions of orphans around the world; they are the most

vulnerable sector of society. They do not have the same opportunities as other children. They are often forced into child labour /prostitution/child soldier in order to survive and thus miss out a normal childhood. Needy orphans are usually deprived of food, clothing, sufficient healthcare and a good education. Perhaps the greatest


Child Protection

Islamic Relief treat itself as a child friendly organization and having a clear child protection policy. To implement the policy within the organization for keeping children safe from any harm it has a child protection training pack, orientation pack for the staff and children as well. As a cross cutting issue; child protection awareness sessions are mainstreamed it’s all project/programmes. The child protection coordinator is monitoring the process from country office while the area wise focal point persons are working for