Better Schools for Better Futures

Volunteers Association for Bangladesh aims to revamp secondary education in rural Bangladesh

Background

Secondary education teaches the skills to function in today's society. Of the 11 million students in rural Bangladesh today, only 2 million will graduate. Students find their schools ineffective, and they need to work to support their families. They get low-skill jobs and the poverty cycle continues.

Solution

VAB partners up with schools and implements a two-pronged effort to surmount the poverty cycle

Student Assistance

Scholarships to deserving students so they do not need to work, after-school tutoring to help with school work

School Upgrade

Train teachers to make classes interactive rather than rote memorization, set up computer labs and science labs, organize debate teams and intramural sports

Results

Science Labs

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Teachers Trained

Scholarships