Bangladesh

Literacy with WFP

The project is supporting 43,470 children in all 135 Government Primary Schools and 11 Ebtedayee Madrasahs located in 2 sub-districts – Ukhiya and Kutubdia. Click on the following button for school-wise student information.

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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.


April was marked by putting a halt to all field-level and outreach work such as Read-Play Festival and G1 student reception. This was followed by a review of program implementation strategy during the general lockdown enforced due to Covid-19 pandemic. Staff members, however, convened for monthly and technical review meets, which are set to continue in the months of May and June.

 

In May, project branded wall-clocks will be couriered for teachers (Section focal) and Head teacher rooms. Exercise books for G1 and G2 students as well as classroom stationaries for all Grades will be sent to schools. Conversation charts will be printed, and children’s storybooks will also be couriered to schools. A one-day ToT for library management and reading hour activity is planned.

 

In June, an orientation on student tracking and the tracking itself are planned. This is besides a training on classroom library. Supplementary learning resources for G1-2 (charts on vowel, cards on consonant etc.) will be shipped with exercise books. School bags for pre-primary to G5 will be sent. Face-lift of classrooms and bookshelf repair are planned. Quarterly review is also planned.