Education

 Education Program

DESHA has been implementing an integrated development package including functional literacy and continuing education, primary education, livelihood skills training and technical support, health education and services and a savings and credit component. Over the years the programs have evolved in the design and service delivery and currently the activities are segmented into four components – Namely; Functional Literacy and Continuing Education for the adults, Primary Education for the Children, Integrated Development Program consisting of people’s social capacity building and activation and Livelihood Enhancement program including homestead based productive skills development, technical assistance for utilization of learnt skills and homestead resources and health education and services of Bangladesh.

 

Non-Formal Education (NFE)

DESHA has 6 years practical working experience on Non Formal Education Field. DESHA, implementing Directorate of Non Formal Education (DNFE) of Post Literacy and Continuing Education for Human Development project-1 (PLCEHD-1) for the area of sadar upazila of pabna district. DESHA has been working with Action Aid (Bangladesh) from 1999 and with USCCB Canada from 2000 on NFE. Also DESHA was a partner of DNFE of the NFE project-2 in the year 2000-2001.

 

DESHA also implements a Child/Adolescent education program among the rural community children following a discovery based and child centered interactive learning approach.

 

Beside the education program, Livelihood Enhancement Program and Integrated Development Program provide life skills and productive skill education to the program beneficiaries aiming at improving their livelihood skills.

 

Experience of Basic Literacy Programs:

DESHA has 10 years practical working experience of Basic literacy programs. DESHA has been implementing a Basic Literacy Program with Action Aid Bangladesh by REFLECT method and materials since 1999. DESHA has opened 75 circles, which has number of students 1875. It has implemented 45 basic literacy centers till today. A total of 900 learners (out of 1125 enrolls) of which nearly 100% are females have completed the basic literacy course.

 

It developed an innovative adult literacy approach and relevant materials and began using it in its own field from 1999. The material was reviewed in 2001 incorporating the experience in DESHA’s own field and also with feedback from organizations using DESHA’s materials. The developed method and materials of DESHA are also being used by other development NGOs working in the field of adult literacy in Bangladesh. 

 

DESHA has participated in the implementation of the adult literacy program financed by the Directorate of Non-formal Education (DNFE). DESHA has organized 40 basic classes enrolling 800 learners’ over three years from 1999 to 2001. Of the classes undertaken 100% classes has been completed in which 1000 learners have completed the course.

 

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Reaching Out of School Children (ROSC) Program:

DESHA has been included under Reaching Out of School Children (ROSC) Program to implement education program for the 7 to 14 years old drop out children in Mirpur and Daulatpur upazila of Kushtia district, Alamdanga upazila of Chuadanga district, Gangi upazila of Meherpur district, Lalpur and Boraigram upazila of Natore district under financial and technical assistance of the Directorate of Primary Education, The World Bank and SDC. DESHA performs 2 components of the projects i.e. ESP and ERP. Since the inception of the project in June 2005 achievements of the components are briefed below:

 

 

SN.

Upazila

ERP (LC)

ESP (Learner)

2007

2008

2011

Total

2007

2008

2011

Total

01

Alamdanga

34

106

0

140

890

3047

0

3937

02

Gangni

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

03

Daulatpur

72

77

0

149

2275

2561

0

4836

04

Mirpur

56

09

0

65

1578

260

0

1828

05

Lalpur

10

52

0

62

271

1573

0

1844

06

Boraigram

10

49

40

99

253

1510

1280

3043

Total

182

293

40

515

5267

8941

1280

15488

 

Already the representatives of World Bank mission, Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) and Project Director visited some schools and NGO management and briefed the staff members of the project.

 

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