Bangladesh

Total population (in thousands) 160,996 (2015)
Population aged 14 years and younger (in thousands) 47,408 (2015)
Out-of-school children 838,624 (2010)
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Bangladesh: Why so many children out of school?

It is disheartening to note that there are about 10 million out-of-school children, adolescents and youths in Bangladesh, as revealed ...
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Bangladesh: Many Rohingya Refugee Children Lack Proper Schooling

Instead of spending his days in school studying, 16-year-old Rohingya refugee Md. Sadeq begs in the streets of Cox’s Bazar ...
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Bangladesh: 92pc girls quit schools after marriage: Study

Around 69 percent of adolescent girls between the age of 13 and 15 years get married, and 92 percent of ...
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Children with Disabilities

 

Half Of Childhood Blindness In Poorer Nations Is Preventable Or Treatable

Throughout my life I have always been passionate about education and the important role it plays especially for young girls ...
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Emergency

 

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Gender

 

Bangladesh: BE BOLD FOR CHANGE

“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.” said Maya Angelou, the famous civil rights activist and ...
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Bangladesh: 92pc girls quit schools after marriage: Study

Around 69 percent of adolescent girls between the age of 13 and 15 years get married, and 92 percent of ...
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Bangladesh: ‘Second Chance’ education for underprivileged children

“On TV channels, I have seen girls are joining in police forces. One day, after completing my study, I will ...
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ICT in Education

 

“Innovative” Technology Helps Rural Education in Bangladesh

The “innovative” use of technology is helping to boost rural education in Bangladesh according to the founder of a school ...
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New education tool: Tabs with literacy apps

Tablets loaded with literacy apps may help improve the reading skills of young children living in economically disadvantaged communities, say ...
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Primary Schools in Bangladesh to Go Digital, Reaching 20 Million Students

The Bangladesh Prime Minister this week launched the latest addition to the country's digital curriculum to reach 20 million primary ...
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Innovative Financing

 

New Education Budget: To fit the purpose

The Tk. 49,000 crore or US$ 6.3 billion allocated for education, when divided by the estimated 40 million students in ...
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Why is the education budget not larger?

The new budget for 2016-17 to be presented in the national Parliament on June 2, according to the pre-view given ...
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‘1in11’ makes progress with campaign to make education accessible to children at risk

The ‘1in11’ project, which aims to offer education to young Indonesian children, is under way. The FC Barcelona Foundation, UNICEF and ROTA have also ...
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Learning Outcomes

 

When urbanization is messy, students fall through the cracks

On a foggy winter morning in Dhaka, 41-year-old Jahid was sipping tea by a roadside stall. “Life was very peaceful ...
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Enabling the agents of change

In Bangladesh, literacy is one of the crucial things still unachieved for a large number of citizens. People living below ...
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In school, but not learning

According to UNESCO, South Asia is home to 335 million adolescents between the ages of 10-19 years, but only 51 per cent ...
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Mother Tongue

 

Quality education in mother languages vital to success of 2030 Agenda – UN

Mother languages are essential to providing quality education, which in turn supports the achievement of the new global development agenda, ...
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BRAC MAKES STRIDES IN EDUCATING INDIGENOUS CHILDREN IN BANGLADESH

Bengali (or Bangla) is the standard language of instruction in Bangladesh. But classes taught exclusively in Bengali exclude children from ...
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In Bangladesh, a new writing system paves the way for learning

Equipped with a newly-designed writing system and well-prepared teachers, the Koch community of Bangladesh launched its first mother-tongue preschool program earlier this ...
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Partnership

 

How Higher Education in Bangladesh Creates Opportunities

A couple of months ago, I visited a few tertiary colleges affiliated with the National University in Bangladesh while preparing ...
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Policy and Curriculum

 

Bangladesh: Why so many children out of school?

It is disheartening to note that there are about 10 million out-of-school children, adolescents and youths in Bangladesh, as revealed ...
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Bangladesh: Many Rohingya Refugee Children Lack Proper Schooling

Instead of spending his days in school studying, 16-year-old Rohingya refugee Md. Sadeq begs in the streets of Cox’s Bazar ...
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Bangladesh can achieve equitable quality education by 2030

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Bangladesh can achieve inclusive and equitable quality education by 2030 braving all the challenges ...
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Private Sector

 

Chevron education programme gets extension – Bangladesh

Chevron Bangladesh has announced a three-year extension of its non-formal primary education (NFPE) programme for communities living near the company’s ...
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USAID and BRAC launch out-of-school project for children

The United States aid arm (USAID) has launched a new project to provide quality basic education to children in South ...
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Measuring literacy, ensuring quality

"BRAC currently runs the largest private school system in the world. We have graduated over 10.2 million students worldwide. Complementing ...
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Teacher

 

Bangladesh: Innovative solutions to improve education for the disadvantaged

"Mosammat is the seventh participating teacher in our Teacher Tuesday campaign. Bangladesh is hit by flooding every monsoon season making access to ...
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