Dost Aid Bangladesh society considers education as the most vital tool for empowering the underprivileged, disadvantaged, marginalized, and illiterate population of a community. That is why it puts due emphasis on educating the poor people for their improvement in life status. . Dost Aid Bangladesh society has intervened in the education sector to restrain further deterioration of the current situation. It promotes formal, non-formal, technical education as well as hands-on practical training for the school going students, dropouts, unskilled youths, and illiterate adult people.
We should pay more attention to the strengthening of education, particularly at the primary stage so as to provide a smooth foundation for the young segment of our population. Dost Aid Bangladesh society runs formal primary school and madrasah. Basic education like literacy, numeracy, social science, moral education, health, and hygiene awareness is imparted to the students. Besides regular academic education curricula and co-curricular activities both the school and madrasah emphasize moral values development to help build a just society. . Dost Aid Bangladesh society wants to spread its formal education program widely at the root level of Bangladesh. . Dost Aid Bangladesh society requires more international fund to increase its activity.
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There is a good number of NGOs run non-formal schools, catering mainly to the drop-outs of the government and non-government primary schools. Very few NGOs impart education for the full five-year primary education cycle. Because of this, on completion of their two-three year non-formal primary education in NGO-run schools, students normally re-enter into government/non-government primary schools at higher classes. Dost Aid Bangladesh society generates non-formal schools for educating underprivileged and dropout children so that they can learn basic education like literacy, numeracy, social science, moral values, awareness on health and hygiene, basic skills in disaster preparedness which are necessary for enhancing their living status. This type of non-formal education plays an important role in realizing the universal right to education of the underprivileged and dropout children in the slum area and to protect them from the exploitative and hazardous working conditions. Dost Aid Bangladesh society is ready to spring into action and help these children who can gather knowledge on literacy, post-literacy, alternative schooling, livelihood skill training, and income-generating activities.
Help for literacy among our children. Please contribute through your donation.
Technical and Vocational Education and Training:
Bangladesh has gone through both social and cultural changes during the past few decades. Things were very different for the youth in the 1990s compared to now. Free access to information via the internet has changed the way we think and has helped to shape our ideas. How we utilize information has also changed drastically. The world is much more global now. But even though our access to entertainment has increased dramatically, we cannot say the same for education. Society has become very rigid when it comes to the education system.
There is more division in the system now than there was 30 years ago. There are English-medium and Bangla-medium as well as English version schools leading to college and university education, technical and vocational training, non-formal education, madrassa education, etc. These systems run parallel in a country where the mindset of people towards technical education is still negative, even though unemployment among university graduates is higher in recent years.
A successful approach to identify the skills that the currently available job market requires, our youth are interested in and try to focus on giving them specialized support so that they can further hone these skills to be competitive in the market. As Bangladesh moves towards becoming a middle-income country, it has been rightly recognized that skills training on demand-driven trades is the key to greater economic growth.
More focus should be given to changing the perception of existing vocational training opportunities through nationwide awareness programs and advocacy. It should not be portrayed as an option for the less fortunate who can’t invest in education and, thus, opt for technical training. More students should be encouraged to think outside the box, having fewer academic degrees and more practical knowledge so that they can be highly skilled workers or entrepreneurs who create jobs.
Dost Aid Bangladesh society is considering operating the technical and vocational education and training program for the younger generation of the country.
Your contribution is essential and highly appreciated for the successful implementation of our program.