ON GOING PROJECTS

BLP (Basic Literacy Project – 64 Districts)

Fund: Government Funded

Basic Literacy project (64 District) is a GOB financed project under Ministry of Primary and Mass Education with objectives to provide Basic Literacy and Life skills to 4.5 million adolescents and adults of 15-45 age group. Its coverage area is 250 selected upazilas of 64 districts of the country.  RASDO- Bangladesh is working as Implementing NGO of this project for Kaliakoir Upazia of Gazipur District.

Project Name:

“Education for Orphans”

RASDO-Bangladesh operates two orphanages in Gazipur district. The number of students is 240. It’s fully residential.

Fund: Own fund

Project Name:

“FERA (Female Empowerment with Rationale Advancement)”

Fund: Own fund

This will be a Community Based Women Development Project. It is observed that the status of women in Bangladesh who constitute almost half of the population is very low. Women are the victims of dependency, insecurity and over and above undernourished social group followed by unawareness, ignorance and illiteracy. The project will cover the socio-economic programs of this Particular area (in future some more areas may be included). In most of the areas of Bangladesh there is no facility where from production to sell each and every level the women work. The housewives or less privileged women who have the capability to contribute in their family do not get any chance. In this project they will have training on Food and Fashion and will be divided in to three groups. One Group will work on production level, one group on marketing level and one group will work to sell those products. This project aims to utilize properly the skills those they have and thus empower them socially and economically.

Project Name:

“Debate Initiative Bangladesh”

Fund: Own fund

Debate is a pedagogical tool which furnishes the debaters with a great sense of tolerance, recognition, and respect. Debating is also a great tool of leadership development.  Debate Initiative Bangladesh (DIB) is a project of RASDO Bangladesh which will work as a national debate organization of Bangladesh. It has been established aiming to shape the global citizens of today and the intellectual leaders of tomorrow in Bangladesh through various debate learning programs.

This organization makes it real by delivering a wide range of high- quality academic debate program which seek to promote the culture and use of debate, open dialogue and discussion as effective academic and personal development skills amongst school, college and university students. We believe it is important that schools, colleges and universities begin to consider the importance of debate as a subject and life skill that significantly improves students’ ability to communicate better, to make informed choices, and to actively contribute to the development of their society.

As an organization, Debate Initiative Bangladesh also serves the community by partnering with local organizations, administration and ministries to improve the quality of public discussions through public debates programs. These collaborative programs offer an informed and constructive platform for organizations to empower the youth and raise awareness of important local and global issues in an open forum.

Project Name:

“Edumax ICT Centre”

Fund: Own fund

Computer training is an important factor in 21st century workplaces. The importance of computer training can be viewed in two ways. First, it is vital for job applicants to obtain computer training to make themselves more valuable to potential employers and to obtain higher-paying jobs. Second, it is important for companies to utilize computer training in their new-hire training programs and employee development initiatives.

From this reality RASDO Bangladesh has established a computer training centre.  Edumax ICT centre is a fully equipped computer training centre. The main objective of this centre is to empower youths through computer skills training. Imagine not knowing how to use a computer! Many youths simply do not know how to use a computer and are 100% computer illiterate. Proficiency in computers is a requirement for success in today’s technology-driven, business environment. This project changes this by providing basic computer training to youths now in Gazipur District and gradually branches will be establish at every districts in Bangladesh.

Project Name:

“SHADO School”

Fund: Own fund

According to UNICEF, 40% of Bangladesh’s population is children and statistics indicate that 600,000 are out of school. Street children do not go to school; instead they sell things in the streets or do other jobs as their parents earn less money or do not work. It is estimated that there is more than 600,000 street children living in Bangladesh, 75% of them live in the nation’s capital, Dhaka. Nowadays the population in this country increased, and the number of street children has also increased to an estimated 4 million.

From the above learning RASDO Bangladesh has taken a project namely “ SHADO school” for providing basic and standard education for these socially and economically excluded children. Currently RASDO operate four schools, two in Dhaka University area, one in Tejgaong and one at Airport Railway station comprising 120 destitute street children.