Founder

Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah (R.)

EAST ALOKON-1 & 2 Project

EAST ALOKON-1 & 2 ProjectSummery Information
Project Name: EAST ALOKON-1 & 2 Project

Project Introduction:
In recent years, Bangladesh has increased enrollment of primary school-aged children to above 90%. Despite this commendable achievement, however, a large number of children, who do not have access to primary education, still remain out of school. The number of such out of school children stands around 8 million.

Children frequently drop out of mainstream schools due to various reasons. One of the major reasons, perhaps, is their engagement in work to earn income for the family. This increases the opportunity cost of going to school, and in households with very little income, this can encourage parents to pull children out of education. Furthermore, in government schools, a combination of poor quality education and the hidden costs of schooling discourage children from attending. Low income families both in urban and in rural areas find it particularly difficult to finance any kind of education for their children. So ALOKON project establish urban community learning centre to ensure children rights through a coherent set of activities aim at educating & empowering them as potential actors for social and economic changes in the urban working area.

Project Agreement Number:(NA)

Overall Objective:
Establish children rights through a coherent set of activities aimed at educating & empowering them as potential actors for social and economic changes in the urban working area.

Specific Objectives:

  • To offer alternative educational opportunities for the left-out and school drop outs and working children at primary and secondary level of Urban Slum & facilitate mainstreaming in higher classes
  • To empower the learners of poor families, enhancing their capabilities through life skills education for becoming agents of social transformation, particularly, for the desired changes in their situation.
  • To provide employable vocational skills to those who will not continue education
  • To establish a network setup with Community Based Organizations through which the adolescents will be able to raise their voice for their issues.
  • To build community ownership and capacity in slum areas of Dhaka city for sustainability of the program.

Outputs :

  • Targeted girls and boys are organized for development functions;
  • Competency level of education and leadership of the learners is increased;
  • Adolescents have functional literacy and health education, gain self-confidence, get empowered and become better aware about children’s and women’s rights;
  • At least 90% of learners continue in higher classes in the mainstream education system;
  • The life skills of the of 90% learners are strengthened for improved living standard;
  • An adolescent network and their networking with other agencies is established;
  • Awareness of parents of adolescents’ family and of communities is increased about the need for better educating adolescents’ girl, their potentials and their needs as well as gender related issues and they are respecting their rights;
  • Adolescents and the women’s voices are raised in the families and society on issues concerning their lives such as prevention of child marriage, abuse, trafficking, physical harassments, reduce divorce and separation rate;
  • Good practices are shared with regional and national policy makers for support, local resource mobilization and continuation.

Project Components:

  • Organization building, awareness creation and capacity and asset development for empowerment;
  • Mainstreaming in higher classes, life skills education and vocational skills training support;
  • Reproductive health & primary health education and care support through linkage;
  • Income generating activities (Self-employments);
  • Social mobilization, networking with various service providing agencies;
  • Documentation of good practices and advocacy at regional and national level;
  • Community contribution will be increased for sustainability of program.

Major Activities:
Activities:

  • Organise and conduct classes for non-formal Primary and Junior Secondary Education.
  • Createopportunities to mainstream into local government and non-government schools.
  • Arrange extra class on English and Social Developmental Issues.
  • Arrange class using Multi-media focusing ICT
  • Organizelife skills education classes through resource persons;
  • Organize awareness-raising campaign on social rights for the selected learners;
  • Arrange exposure visit for the selected learners;
  • To establish network with Community Based Organizations.
  • To organize Adolescent Developed Forum (ADF).
  • To provide training for developing adolescents.
  • To provide training for the building  community capacity;
  • To facilitate linkages with government offices and NGOs;
  • To motivate community for ensuring their contribution for sustaining the project;

Project Participants (Direct):[During Total Project Year)

ECD

Pre-primary

Primary

JSC

Adolescent

Adult Literacy & CE

Boy

Girl

Boy

Girl

Boy

Girl

Boy

Girl

Boy

Girl

Male

Female

0

0

0

0

330

373

164

308

27

35

0

0

Center=

0

Center=

0

Center=

26

Center=

21

Center=

7

Center=

0

 

Indirect Beneficiaries (by age)[During Total Project Year)

Children(0-10)

Adolescent(11-17)

Youth(18-25)

Adult(26-60)

Senior Citizen(61+)

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

0

0

0

0

0

0

1150

1150

0

0

Total Beneficiaries= 2325,   direct =1175, Indirect=1150,

Project Duration: January  2019- December 2022

Financial partner (Donor): ALOKON Trust

Implementing partner (if any): Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM)

Project Location (District &Upazila): Name and number=02 Mohammedpur and Mirpur Dhaka   

Number of Field offices: 02

Project Budget (Total): 1,16,69,088/ (2 Centre x 3 Years Budget)

Number of project staffs and volunteers:

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

M

F

M

F

M

F

2

2

0

47

0

 

Contact Person:
Name & Designation: Prosanto David Shadukha, Project Coordinator EAST-UCLC
Email: pd.shadukha@ahsaniamission.org.bd / dprosanto@yahoo.com
Cell: 01712196275