Renovation of village primary school

Country: 
Bangladesh
Region: 
Garoundo, Utrail, Durgapur, Netrokona
Project Duration: 
01/01/2013 to 31/12/2013
Status: 
Completed
Donor(s): 
UNESCO Foundation, HOPE'87
Project Description: 

At the moment the primary school of Durgapur subdivision of Netrokona, a neglected area near to the boarder of India, comprises of only 45 students and one teacher. However, the number of students is increasing and the quality of education is improving. One of the main problems was the condition of the school building, which was in need of substantial repairs due to heavy rainfalls and floods. Therefore the school programme was interrupted and the school building was reconstructed. The newly built school building will ensure the provision of  primary education  in the area. This project was implemented in cooperation with the Don Bosco Centre Utrail in Netrokona District.

 

Cross cutting issues: 

Poverty Allevieation, Capacity Development, Democracy and Human Rights

Project Background: 

 Bangladesh gained its independence in 1971 and became a democratic country on the border to India and Myanmar. Its economy is primarily based on agriculture, fishing and the textile industry. Being one of the most disaster stricken countries in the world, the country also faced a high number of man-made disasters in the last decade where thousand of human lives were lost due to building fires, building collapses and accidents.

 The HOPE’87-Bangladesh Country Office was established in 1990 and has focused on supporting specific target groups such as disabled children, orphans, working children, unemployed youth and indigenous people. Within the reporting period, remarkable activities such as youth skills training, income generation, health care support, primary & mass education, emergency response, youth development and international exchange have been carried out. Special attention is given to humanitarian aid in disaster situations (cyclone and man-made disasters). All the interventions are implemented in close cooperation with the local community and partner organizations.