Community

HSBC sponsors a number of community programmes in Bangladesh, focusing its investment on education and the environment.

Education

  • HSBC co-sponsors an annual competition celebrating the Bangla language, working in partnership with Prothom Alo, the country's leading Bangla daily newspaper. Since 2005, more than 140,000 students have taken part.

  • HSBC works with local charities and voluntary groups to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds access education. In 2016, HSBC:

    • Provided support to the children of SOS Children's village for their education materials and fees

    • Supported primary school students to improve their English literacy and communication skills of over 22,000 children in partnership with British Council

    • Partnered with SEID to support over 300 disabled children with assistive devices to prepare them for mainstream education and develop their skills for income generating sources

    • Provided educational support for children living in slums, to ensure their admission into the mainstream educational system in partnership with Dhaka Ahsania Mission

    • Supported over 600 high school students in Dhaka and Chittagong and 250 female garment workers to receive financial literacy education in partnership with Management and Resources Development Initiative

    • Provided support to over 500 orphan children of The Sreepur Village, Bangladesh with classroom and sports materials

Environment

  • The HSBC Water Programme is a five-year, USD100 million global partnership with three NGOs – Earthwatch, WaterAid and WWF. Over the five years of the programme, WaterAid aims to provide more than 210,000 people in Bangladesh with safe water and more than 380,000 with sanitation. Find out more about the HSBC Water Programme  on our corporate website.

  • In partnership with ICDDR,B, supported people living in slums with pure drinking water, sanitation and hygiene awareness to over 3,000 people

  • Provided support to the community members of Bariyaldha National Forest, Chittagong to develop income generating activities with an objective to make people less dependent on the forest to balance the biodiversity and for natural protection of the forest. Also introduced environmental education projects in the schools in Dhaka.

  • In partnership with WaterAid Bangladesh, ensured Safe drinking Water, improved sanitation and hygiene awareness among the schools in Dhaka. Installed Rain Water Harvesting systems and improved the sanitation facilities in schools.

Other community programmes

  • Through WaterAid, HSBC supported over 8,000 people with safe drinking water, repairing of materials of the flood affected areas in north Bengal

  • Through Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, HSBC supported to over 6,000 cold affected people with blankets who are living in the countryside

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