How Did LSBF Come About.?
Bangladesh has a large migrating population as well as a shortage of infrastructure in the already overcrowded cities. This leaves migrating families unable to access basic healthcare, sanitation and habitable accommodation with most migrants adding to the already huge slum population. Slum accommodation isn’t free so the children in a family are expected to work and add to the family income which severley disrupts education. This reduces opportunities and therefore adds to the constant cycle of poverty.
LSBF was created when charity workers teaching in Bangladesh recognised a need for education and business opportunities to be created in poor rural communities. The aim is to help families stay together by removing the need for migration to the cities.