Award giving ceremony on the occasion of international mother language day (21/02/2014) This project is funded by Manusher Jonno Foundation and led by GRAUS covering 4 Upazillas out of 7 Upazilas in Bandarban District. The project goal is to improved basic wellbeing and secure livelihood of marginalized CHT communities through ensuring quality education, appropriate skills and preserving culture and heritage for self-sustaining community development and human dignity. Total 9457 students and 3268 members of mother group, school managing committee and youth group will be directly benefited and involved in the project implementation. The location of the project activities are mostly in the hard to reach, remote and worse communication –inaccessible. Many students do not receive quality education, deprived inclusive education and not implied education for all in the areas due to inaccessible and lack of awareness amongst communities.
School children performing outdoor games. Children learn not only in reading textual book but also they. This project implement at Alikodom Upazila most at Mro Community. They are neglected in education support and resulted their poor socio-economic development. There are no any primary completed students at all amongst the project working area. Therefore, KOTHOWAIN dedicatedly extend the support in collaboration with HOPE’87 Bangladesh funded by UNESCO in order to improve the literacy rate of the target children on providing free primary education facility in the very remote hilly area. The 120 students will get education support till primary completion. The entire villagers will be receiving education awareness sessions and technical support for ensuring sustainable program.
Gabriel Tripura, Executive Director of Kothowain, visiting school. KOTHOWAIN and SONNE International jointly implement the project in Alikodom Upazilla-Bandarban. Total students 554 are receiving education support out of 11 villages which are mostly in remote and backward areas. Marma, Chakma, Tripura, Mro and Tanchangya communities are covered through the project.
Donor visiting school. This education support program is funded by BRAC International and it is located at Alikodom Upazila, Bandarban. There are 11 non formal primary educations schools established in the Bangali Villages and 275 students are getting schooling facilities. The admitted students will be completing Primary Secondary.
Tongchongya young girls with traditional attire. This project is funded by UNDP-CHTDF for Naikhyongchari Upazilla-Bandarban. Initially the project activities will be starting with 50 Villages out of the entire villages in the said Upazila. 50 Para (Village) Development Committee (PDC) and 50 Para (village) Nari Development Committee will be formed for institutionalization. They will be imparted capacity and confidence building support through conducting trainings and sharing. And they will be able to prepare project proposal as per community demands and will be allocated and receiving 3-4 lacs Taka through Bank Account (Bank Account will be opened by them) of each Village for their socio-economic development. The PDC and PNDG will be establishing linkage for necessary assistance availability with GOB line departments, traditional leaders and service providers.