At the moment, the primary school of Durgapur subdivision of Netrokona, a neglected area near to the boarder of India, comprises 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 thus ensures the provision of primary education in the area. This project was implemented in cooperation with the Don Bosco Centre Utrail in Netrokona District.

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 faces a high number of man-made disasters in recent times, where thousands of human lives have been 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

01/01/2013 to 31/12/2013






Garoundo, Utrail, Durgapur, Netrokona


UNESCO Foundation, HOPE'87