Founder

Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah (R.)

Scale-up of Early-Learning and Informal Basic Education Programme for Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nations (MCP)

Project Name: Myanmar Curriculum Piloting Program (MCP)

Scale-up of early Learning and Informal Basic Education Programme for Rohingya Refugee Children of age group 4-14 years’ old in Bangladesh of Cox’s Bazar including Myanmar Curriculum Pilot (MCP) Program in 60 LC’s

Project Introduction:
Approximately 850,000 Rohingya people currently reside in 34 camps designated by the Government of Bangladesh in Ukhiya and TeknafUpazila of Cox’s Bazar District of which, more than 50% are childrenEducation has been provided to the children between 4-14 years of age based on an informal curriculum called Learning Competency Framework and Approach (LCFA). But demand for a formal curriculum that willequip Rohingya children and youth with essential knowledge and skills to lead a dignified life and a long term future continued from both Rohingya and international community side.Rohingya parents and students in the camps have long been expressing a strong and consistent desire foraccess to education in Myanmar curriculum as they see repatriation as the solution to their current plightand want to be prepared to go home when the conditions are right. Unfortunately, the decision in favor ofImplementation of Myanmar curriculum took more than two years to come. In the mean-time numerous refugee-led networks of community teachers have started classes privately following the MyanmarCurriculum in an attempt to fill the gap in formal education.


In January 2020, use of Myanmar Curriculum in Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar was approved by the National Task Force under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh. In this context, a pilot is being designed by the education sector in Cox’s bazar for rolling out of Myanmar Curriculum in the camps. The pilot will enroll10,000 adolescents for grades 6 to 9 by the end of 2020 and then expand to other grades from 2021.A recent study conducted by Peace Research Institute Oslo (2019) indicated that there are at least 27community education networks and a number of private centers in 17 camps teaching approximately 9848students. Another study conducted by UNHCR suggests more than 40000 students accessing private learning following the Myanmar curriculum through these community education initiatives. It is therefore needless tosay that the community education initiatives will play a critical role in the pilot.

Project Agreement Number:BGD/PCA201855/PD2021411

Overall Objective:

Specific Objectives:

Outputs:

Project Components:Learning Center (Level-1, Level-2, Level-3, Level-4 with PSS for Adolescents & MCP)

Major Activities:

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

ECD

Pre-primary

Primary / MCP

JSC

Adolescent

Adult Literacy & CE

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Girl

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Girl

Boy

Girl

Boy

Girl

Boy

Girl

Male

Female

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

Total Beneficiaries:  Direct = Girls- 18,670 & Boys- 17,614 Indirect=

Project Duration:1 May 2020 to December 2021

Financial partner (Donor):UNICEF

Implementing partner (if any):  DAM

Project Location (District &Upazila): Cox’s Bazar District, Upazila: (1) Ukhiya&Teknaf

Number of Field offices:1

Project Budget (Total): UNICEF: 71131800, CSO: 1106800, Total: 82138600

Number of project staffs and volunteers:

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

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86

15

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415

 

Contact Person:
Md. Jahangir Alam, Joint Director, CC & DRR and Rights &Governance Sector
Email: jalam.promit@gmail.com, j.alam@ahsaniamission.org.bd
Mobile: 01710-231671