The Optimists is a non-profit organization dedicated to uplifting high-performing students in Bangladesh who have limited access to resources and are at risk of dropping out.

With as little as $11.25/month, or a one-time donation, you can change a child’s future forever.

Child Sponsorship

(4 Years Program)

Support students in school for just

Special Sponsorship

(4 Years Program)

Support students in higher education programs for just $25.84/month

General Donation

One-time donation

Contribute what you can to support students in Bangladesh

Zakat Donation

100% of your donation

will go to the poverty-stricken children of Bangladesh




Letters to our sponsors

Tania Akhtar
Class 10, Rana Plaza Orphan / Dhaka

Words from children in our program

My mother was killed on April 13,2013 in Rana Plaza collapse. Since then our father is raising us. I never thought I could continue my study, going to college was a distant dream. I could not image to appearing at the SSC exam even.

Mohammed Hasan
Class 8, Comilla Residential School / Comilla Mohammed Hasan

Words from children in our program

My father has abandoned me. My mother passed away. I am very helpless. My maternal grandparents are taking care of me.

Manik Islam
3rd year student, Mymensingh Medical College / Mymensingh

Words from children in our program

My father was a rickshaw puller. I saw him working very hard. I had only one dream… My father is a rickshaw puller, so what? I could be a doctor or engineer like the children of wealthy families


Students & Growing


Years of Service


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