Education Supports Programme

Duration: 01.03.2010 to ongoing.

Objective: Promote quality education for the poor children of the households in both urban (slum) and rural areas of Sirajgonj and Pabna district.

Components: There are two components- a) early childhood care and development (ECCD) centers and b) sikkha charcha kendra.

Major activities: Operation of ECCD centers and Shikhha Charcha Kendra, annual promotion test; assisting in primary school admission; and conduction of parents and CMC meetings.

Implementation process: The ECCD centers operate in the slums areas of Sirajgonj pourasava and rural areas of Bera under Pabna district, each with 40 learners/students. EECD sits in the morning shift and the shikhha charcha kendra in the afternoon shift to provide coaching guides for the poor children. The centers run under effective cooperation of the center management committee (CMC) and linkage with the GoB department of primary education. Also, stipends provided to the poor meritorious students.

Source of fund: PKSF (MFP) and NDP’s own fund.