Violence, discrimination and extreme poverty should not stop children from realising their potential.
BRAC early learning centres, pre-primary and primary schools give children left out of formal education a second chance at learning. In the last four years in Bangladesh, we enrolled over 1 million children in pre-primary schools and transitioned 99 per cent of those who completed into government schools.
Our frugal innovation model establishes simple one room, one teacher schools in hard to reach communities – reducing the need for students to walk miles. With an average of 30 pupils per classroom, local female teachers use a child-centred approach to learning and deliver a tailored curriculum that promotes critical thinking.
If children cannot go to school, the school should go to them. We take primary education to children in seasonally submerged areas in Bangladesh and the Philippines through boat schools, which pick up teachers and students and drop them off at home after classes. Read More
Working in remote areas
In Karamoja, an area of northern Uganda, we run schools for children aged 5-6 who would otherwise not have an education. We are one of the very few organisations who have been able to penetrate this area given the resurgence of violence and conflict following the civil war. Watch this video to learn more.
Reaching for global goals
Over four years, we’ve enrolled more than 1 million children in pre-primary schools in Bangladesh. The country is on track to achieve primary education for all, a Millennium Development Goal set by world leaders in 2000. There is still a long way to go to improve dropout rates, ensure quality education, and encourage students (especially girls) to go to school. Read more
Not leaving girls behind
We’ve set up 150 study clubs in Sierra Leone – girls-only safe spaces, situated in borrowed or rented rooms outside the school setting and within walking distance of girls’ homes. The girls, numbering about 13 per club, meet five times a week, receiving academic tutoring in the mornings and life skills education in the afternoons. Read more