The night school programme, initiated in 1990 by HOPE’87, is a pilot project that aims to provide education and literacy to low-income children in Bangladesh. Three night schools are currently operating in Dhaka, providing primary school education to 600 street children, child workers, and orphans annually. The programme aims to address the issue of children living in open spaces, never attending school, being involved in child labor, and facing violence in the workplace and family.

The night school provides evening and late-night classes to underprivileged children, offering basic literacy and primary education to the children. Night schools use empty government buildings at night, offering a flexible learning environment. Students receive free textbooks, school supplies, and uniforms, and participate in educational excursions and sports events. This initiative ensures working children having a life-time opportunity to become literate, enjoy childhood, and develop their skills and potentials.