In the early 2010s, when the WSO was established, there was data that the “average annual income” in Bangladesh was about 1,000 US dollars, or about 120,000 to 130,000 yen in Japanese yen. Monthly income is about 10,000 yen, and daily income is about 500 yen.
Almost 10 years after its establishment, it is said that the average annual income in Bangladesh has reached about 2000 dollars as of 2022. However, Bangladesh remains one of the poorest countries in Asia.
In such poor countries, there is a reality that "many parents see their children as a labor force." This means that many parents are reluctant to let their children go to school.
Therefore, even if they want to continue their studies, the reality is that it is difficult for even children with excellent grades to continue attending school in a home environment where parents consider their children to be a labor force. But most of the jobs young children can do aren't even productive. The WSO believes that this is one of the reasons why people cannot get out of poverty.