Bangladesh

Aug 2020 Update


As we continued to observe the #COVID19 situation in August, we also kept sharing learning videos for children with their parents. We remotely contacted 6,800 families for a total of 14,188 times. Children also received books and supplies.

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Digitized Storybooks for Children

To assist the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) in meeting its education targets set out in SDG4, UN World Food Programme (WFP) is implementing their 'School Feeding Programme' – an endeavor that combines 'health and nutrition' as well as 'literacy skills' components for children in pre-primary and primary schools.

USDA/WFP has entrusted Room to Read with the literacy segment of the endeavor. With permission from GoB's Ministry of Education, we are delivering engaging and evidence-based training for teachers to help improve their classroom instruction capacity. As part of the project (brochure), we are supporting head-teachers and officials of the local government with governance, transparency and management practices.


All 87 Government Primary Schools (including 11 Madrasas) in Ukhiya and 59 in Kutubdia sub-districts are included in the project. Given our community-level program planning and review practices, these schools and adjacent communities are our partners in the concerted effort to increase quality literacy and minimize school dropouts. On the statutory level, we are proud to be development partners with the Government of Bangladesh, the United States Department of Agriculture and UN World Food Programme. During the first two years of the project (2018 and 2019), Muslim Aid and Young Power in Social Action were implementing partners. In 2020, the project is being implemented directly by Room to Read.