Vialisa supports underprivileged youth in building an economically independent future.

Vialisa was founded in 2003 and has been active in de slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh since 2004. It is Vialisa’s mission to support youth in building an economically independent existence, in which the values of self-confidence, self-reliance and human dignity are central.

Vialisa complements what is already being done by other organisations in Dhaka. This is done by using a method that achieves better results in the short term and also has a long-term effect in terms of opportunities for the future of the youth. We make this happen by using a method that brings better results in the short run and also positively influences opportunities for the future of the younger generation.

Our Programmes

Vocational Training


Computer classes

Benglish Crafts

Emilia Nursery

Day Care Centre


First Aid Responder

Menstrual Hygiene Program

Dhaka Tales

Dhaka Tunes


Empowering excluded youths aged 15 to 21 from the slums of Dhaka to become economically and socially self-reliant, enabling them to take control of their own future.


Providing underprivileged youth from the slums of Dhaka with an opportunity for a better future by offering education, teaching social skills, fostering entrepreneurial qualities, and supporting them in finding employment. We also focus on creating an environment in which excluded youth can develop and grow.

Our strategy

Vialisa’s target group consists of underprivileged youths between the ages of 15 and 21. Due to their age, this target group often falls outside the scope of most aid projects.

Social Employment Desk

The Social Employment Desk is the heart of the organization. Through this programme, the youth is recruited and placed directly or through our educational programmes, with the ultimate goal of a permanent job.

Monthly costs per student

Our Results

At Vialisa, we listen to our students as much as possible. We help them to become independent, thus giving them the right to speak. The needs of our students are therefore the basis we build our programs upon.

What is new

First Aid Responder

In Korail, there is a lack of proper healthcare. Hospitals are often far away, and the few clinics within walking distance have long waiting lists, high costs, or offer poor care. The only available medical assistance comes from small local pharmacies where a doctor is occasionally present. This situation can lead to even simple wounds developing into life-threatening infections After several meetings with local neighbourhood coordinators, it was decided in 2022 to begin training for First Aid Responders.

In collaboration with the Training Center of First Aid & Fire Safety and the Bangladesh Red Cross Society, 21 youths have already received a specially tailored first aid training.

Upon successful completion of the training, they receive a first aid kit from us. With this kit, they can treat people. For this treatment, they ask for a small financial contribution from the patient. . With this money, they can replenish the kit

Once a month, our graduates meet with their mentor from the Education Centre Vialisa to report. This shows that they help an average of 15 people per month. The most common treatments are cleaning and bandaging wounds.

Computer classes

Our computer lessons primarily covered essential skills in Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. We’ve expanded to include Photoshop and POS as well.

POS is a software used in many shops and restaurants. Limited basic knowledge of the English language poses an additional hurdle for our students.

Our students face challenges due to their limited English language skills. Having an English teacher helps reduce the workload on the computer teacher and benefits them.

Washable Sanitary Pad

In our teenage club, we brought attention to the topic of menstruation. Since it’s typically seen as a women’s issue, it’s often not discussed. In late 2021, we partnered with Foundation 21 to address this.

For those living in Korail, purchasing sanitary pads is expensive. Especially for families with multiple women, it quickly becomes unaffordable. Women often resort to using whatever piece of cloth is available at the time, which may even be the same cloth used for cleaning. This makes it easier for people to stay home on days when bleeding is heaviest. The students in our Benglish Crafts program create menstrual pouches made from recycled saris, each containing 4 pieces of reusable cotton sanitary pads.

The students of our Benglish Crafts program make menstrual pouches, a small bag made from recycled saris containing 4 pieces of cotton washable sanitary pads. By offering the sanitary pads in a pouch, they can be safely and cleanly stored after use. These students will act as ambassadors to promote and sell the sanitary pads in Korail.


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