For Kids' Sake International (FKSI) supports live-in facilities and the basic needs of food, clothing, housing, healthcare, education and a safe environment for 550 orphans, ranging from 5 - 18 years old. We also support quality education for 4,000 village students from kindergarten through high school.
The orphans come to the projects from harsh circumstances including extreme poverty and broken homes. They rarely have the opportunity to focus on their education. With FKSI's support, all the basic needs are provided, and the children relish the chance to concentrate on their studies. Growing up in FKSI-supported facilities changes the course of their lives forever. Below are several success stories that will warm your heart!
Mithila and Shohan's lives changed forever when their father passed away two years ago. Their mother was heartbroken and unable to provide for her children. In a recent interview, Mithila shared, "It was very hard... if we ate one time, we starved twice."
Mithila came to the Ibrahimpur Orphanage with an eye condition called strabismus. This is often caused by the eye attempting to overcompensate for a vision problem. Untreated, it can lead to permanent blurred or double vision.
Mithila was already experiencing vision problems, leading our team to seek specialized medical advice. After consulting with multiple doctors, she recently underwent corrective surgery.
The surgery was a success! Today, Mithila is happily recovering and has a bright future ahead.
Mithila (8) and her brother, Shohan (7),
at the For Kids' Sake Ibrahimpur Orphanage
Living at the Ibrahimpur Orphanage, Mithila and Shohan are both thriving. They have three meals a day, clothing, shelter, medical care, and an award-winning education.
This level of care would not be possible without people like you.
Shamim, the youngest of seven, came to Ibrahimpur from Sylhet, Bangladesh when he was only five years old after his mother's passing. “God took her,” he told us, “and my father is mad,” referring to his father, who is mentally unstable.
At 14 years old, chemistry is his favorite subject. His dream is to become a university professor. Shamim’s favorite part about living at Ibrahimpur is being with the other kids and sharing meals.
Through the support of people like you, from all over the world, Shamim has hope for his future. He is strikingly tender, innocent and radiant. In spite of great tragedy, Shamim still has immense gratitude for his life. Ibrahimpur is his home, and he is happy. When asked if he felt anything needed to change at Ibrahimpur, he answered, “It is perfect here.”
Kalam was orphaned as a baby and raised by his grandmother until he was eight. When his grandmother could no longer provide for his basic needs, she brought him to Ibrahimpur where he lived and completed his education.
After attending vocational training, Abdul Kalam was armed with enthusiasm and practical experience. His first job after high school was managing the Ibrahimpur Fish Hatchery, overseeing all functions from raising fish eggs to accounting.
Today, he is attending the Unani Medical School in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Fulmia - Aminul Islam
Orphaned at the age of five, Fulmia was left to survive on his own in Dhaka, Bangladesh. His right hand was deformed from a birth defect.
Fulmia lived alone on the streets when Sayed Dayemullah, the founder, invited him to live at Ibrahimpur Orphanage. The invitation saved
There, Fulmia found basic necessities and an invaluable education. He thrived at Ibrahimpur, graduating at the head of his class in 2003.
Today, Fulmia has a government job taking care of hundreds of orphans in Ibrahimpur. He owns his own home and is married with two beautiful daughters and a son. This stunning turn of events was made possible by your contributions.
Fatima Ahktar was given a second chance in life. Orphaned at 17, Fatima arrived at Ibrahimpur in 2009. She was one of the first girls to live in the Girls Dormitory. Defying all odds, Fatima graduated from High School and enrolled
at Dhaka University.
Today, she is happily married, completing her Masters Degree in Sociology, and has served as Supervisor of the Girls Dormitory.
The girls that Fatima supervised come from extreme poverty. Thanks to your support, they can all work toward a bright future.
Mohammad Abdur Rahim
At 8 years old, Abdur Rahim’s father passed away. His grieving mother could not provide for her son and made the agonizing decision to send him to an orphanage. Rahim arrived at Ibrahimpur frightened, yet he began to thrive as he was surrounded by caring teachers and staff.
Rahim made friends, played hard and studied harder. Graduating at the top of his high school class, Rahim earned a FKSI college scholarship to attend the Unani Medical School in Dhaka. Again, he excelled and graduated at the top of his class.
Today, Rahim is the Chief Doctor of Unani Medicine at our Dayemi Pharmacy in Dhaka and has a clinic at the Ibrahimpur facility. Life has completely changed for Rahim. He supports his family, even though they did not have the means to support him as a little boy.
Your investment in FKSI has made a bright future possible for Abdur Rahim and his family.
When she was 10, Tanzina Aktar and her four sisters were without parents, as well as the means to take care of themselves. Tanzina and her sister came to Ibrahimpur in 2010. “Here we have full access to education, and we are living well. Back home, there was no one to take care of us even if we were sick. The staff takes care of us very well, so that we don’t feel the absence of our parents.”
Tanzina hopes that those who are able will continue to support For Kids’ Sake International so that children can have a better life and a better chance of building a good future.