The Technical Training Centre, which is situated in Old Dhaka City and was established in 2001, is also a youth and learning centre for the local youth. The centre successfully gives local students the opportunity to learn computer literacy, since it was declared as compulsory for all school children by the Government of Bangladesh but cannot be provided by most of the schools. This Training Centre is also affiliated to the Bangladesh Technical Education Board and successful students obtain attendance certificates. The Centre also has a community library and provides 194 students with practical training on computer operating, tailoring, electric house wiring and welding trade courses.

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 thousands 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.

Project Type

Development Project, Education

Project Duration

01/01/2001 to 31/12/2003






Gandaria, Old Dhaka City