- Category: Complete project
- Start date: 2018-07-01
- End date: 2020-06-30
Mobile Quality School
Mobile Quality School in Dhaka and Chittagong
The main purpose of the project is to establish Mobile Quality Schools (MQS) with mobile buses. 2 mobile school buses are provided for the poor and vulnerable children in Bangladesh to have access to quality primary school and education services in Dhaka and Chittagong district. An integral part of the project is achieving the objectives of SDG 4, basic high-quality education. The target beneficiaries are 300 children every year, aged between 6-18 minimum and 150 children per school bus per day planned. Most of the children are poor and disadvantaged living in and of the street or living in slum areas. A special focus is laid on school dropout children coming from low income families. The mobile schools for the underprivileged children in Bangladesh operate on the basis of providing quality, equality, inclusivity and affordability being sustainable at the same time. It is the objective of the project to contribute with quality education to the development of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in the target areas and to strengthen capability of communities to support quality education services. The project has create awareness among the parents of the low income families/ slum dwellers and provide opportunity to access to the formal schooling system for untouched children who were out of school in the society.
The project was started in 1st June 2018 in both Dhaka and Chittagong district and has completed its official funding project duration in 31st of May 2020. The project Mobile Quality Schools is currently being implemented in two districts of Bangladesh i.e. in Dhaka and Chittagong district, where children from different background have been pursuing their primary level education, starting from standard I up to standard V. The Mobile school with its two new buses provide access to education for a total of 501 students, among them 50% are girls and 50% are boys. Education plays a key role in changing attitudes and behaviour. For achieving the aim of the project this relates to the main subjects taught, such as language, mathematics and science. The MQS will follow the syllabus prescribed and approved by the Government. Besides this, the students have been given home works once in a week to complete or practice what they were taught in the school. This would make them to discuss the learning content with their siblings and parents, make the parents more responsible, careful and create a sense of achievement in the minds of the children. A special attention is given to keep girls enrolment at least at 50%.