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)

Project Introduction:

Approximately 850,000 Rohingya people currently reside in 34 camps designated by the Government of Bangladesh in Ukhiya and Teknaf Upazila of Cox’s Bazar District of which, more than 50% are children.Education has been provided to the children between 4-14 years of age based on an informal curriculumcalled 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 termfuture 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 numerousrefugee-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 NationalTask Force under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh. In this context, a pilot is being designed by theeducation 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 learningfollowing 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/PD2019230 (Amendment 1)  

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Project Components:

Major Activities:

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

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Pre-primary

Primary / MCP

JSC

Adolescent

Adult Literacy & CE

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

Total Beneficiaries:  Direct = 3600 Indirect=

Project Duration: 1 May 2020- December 2020
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:

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Contact Person:

Name & Designation: Md. Hanef Ali, Program Focal Person
Email:dsmenbcpc@gmail.com, Cell: 01716422629