Health Desk-- 1 June, 2018: Bangladesh is ranked 130th in Save the Children’s “End of Childhood Index 2018” published on Thursday. The index ranked 175 countries on where childhood is most and least threatened. According to the report, Bangladesh is a better place for children than its neighbours - Pakistan (149) and Afghanistan (160).
“Bangladesh made the most progress in the region, raising its score 21 points, from 680 to 701, mostly by getting more children into school,” the report said.
Officials of Save the Children in Bangladesh (SCB) highlighted the report in Bangladesh’s aspects at a function at Jatiya Press Club in the capital on Thursday.
SCB Director Reefat Bin Sattar and HOPE project Director Kamal Hossain were, among others, present on the occasion.
“Around 80 percent of children with disabilities in Bangladesh do not go to school. They are not being prioritized, hence left behind right when they should be getting extra support to go to school,” said SCB Project Director Kamal Hossain while presenting the keynote paper.
It’s undoubtedly a matter of great joy that Bangladesh has made improvements in the indicators to determine the quality of childhood in the face of poverty, conflict and gender discrimination.