WHO ARE WE?

Friendship is a donations-funded NGO. We work to create lasting solutions to the challenges faced by the poor and marginalized communities in Bangladesh.

LATEST HIGHLIGHTS

Friendship Centre receives 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Designed by architect Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury, the center is a rural training centre.

Hermès selects Friendship as beneficiary for sale of Generous Squares. Limited edition of “The Garden of Maharani” square created. All profits donated to Friendship.

National Geographic features article about Friendship in celebration of 40th Anniversary of Rolex Awards for Enterprise.

Yann Arthus-Bertrand helps raise awareness of the effects of climate change in Bangladesh in his film featuring Friendship.

BREAKING THE CYCLE OF POVERTY

We fund six core programs in an integrated approach (see below).

Our work with the poor began with Healthcare, but it soon became clear that to make a lasting impact on people’s lives we had to resolve other issues at the same time to break the cycle.

HEALTH

Everyone should be entitled to basic healthcare

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EDUCATION

Everyone has the right to an education

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GOOD GOVERNANCE

Everyone is entitled to equal rights and opportunities

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SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Everyone should be able to support their family

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Everyone has the right to food, shelter and clean water

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CULTURAL PRESERVATION

Everyone should benefit from preserving their national heritage

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FEATURED VIDEOS

You can also view more videos here or by visiting our youtube channel

TEDx Talk - Runa Khan explores the definition of success and failure
Michael Hall (/Dexter) visits Friendship’s Hospital ship.
Greenpeace’s iconic Rainbow Warrior II becomes a hospital ship

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO HELP!

More than 3.2 million people were affected by the devastating flooding that hit Bangladesh in August 2016. Help support the victims.

BRINGING HEALTHCARE TO REMOTE LOCATIONS

Our hospital ships reach areas where people previously had no access to even basic medicine. Help us save and change lives.
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HELP FIGHT MALNUTRITION IN BANGLADESH

Malnourished children face lifelong, irreversible consequences. Help us give them the health and nutrition services they need.
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OFFERING LIFESAVING OPERATIONS TO THE POOR

A relatively simple operation is often all that is needed to save or dramatically improve a life.
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IMPROVING ACCESS TO CLEAN DRINKING WATER

We supply safe drinking water to local communities thanks to your donations.
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GIVING ADULTS A SECOND CHANCE AT EDUCATION

Receiving basic literacy and numeracy classes can change their lives as well as their family’s.
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WE NEED YOUR HELP

Help restore hope and dignity to the ultra-poor,
hard to reach and unaddressed in Bangladesh
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