LEGAL NAME: Bangladesh Christian School Sponsorship of America (BCSSA)

DBA NAME: Bangla Hope

In 1985 Dave and Beverly Waid began sponsoring educational needs of children in Bangladesh.  In 1993 Dave visited the children in Bangladesh, even though he "hardly knew where it was."  The conditions were appalling, and Dave's heart melted.  When asked if he could find some sponsors in America to help the children, he agreed to try, thinking he would talk to a few friends and churches close to home in Provo, Utah.  He did, and remembers with excitement when the first friend agreed to sponsor a child.

dave and bev


Dave returned to Bangladesh in 1995, accompanied by his wife, Beverly.  After years of teaching in the United States, she was dismayed at the conditions in the dilapidated schools.  There were no books, paper, pencils, chalkboards or desks.  The teachers lectured, even first graders, and then tested the students.  Few succeeded in those conditions.  One orphanage desperately needed repair and children needed blankets.

Dave returned home with renewed determination to help these children, and Beverly joined in his resolve.   That resolve led them to sell their home in Utah and travel around the United States with a fifth-wheel travel trailer sharing the story of the children in Bangladesh.  Many listened and joined the sponsoring team.

After several years, it became increasingly obvious the fifth-wheel was no longer adequate for office and home.   In June 2000, Dave and Beverly purchased a home in Kennewick, Washington.  Three years of growth necessitated another move.  Dave and Beverly moved out of their living room and Bangla Hope moved in.

BCSS Office

Because of generous donors in America, additional projects were begun in Bangladesh.   In 2006, a dental clinic was opened in Dhaka, and the Handicraft industry was started to provide work for destitute women.  Construction of a medical clinic began in 2009.

Since the inception of Bangla Hope, many have volunteered to make it a success, one where the donated funds really help the children. Dave and Beverly continue to volunteer their time and energy to direct Bangla Hope.

Watch the 2 videos clips below.  The first clip is the Bangla Hope story.  The second clip, narrated by Bangla Hope president Dr. Ken Rose, gives an overview of life in Bangladesh and how you can help.

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Bangla Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.