Founder

Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah (R.)

School Feeding Program in poverty prone areas (Mymensingh)

School Feeding Program in poverty prone areas (Mymensingh)

Project Introduction:
Mymensingh district consists of 8 Municipalities, 13 Upazilas, 146 union parisads, 84 Wards and 2719 villages. School feeding program is implementing in 8 Upazilas of Mymensingh district, out of 8 DAM is responsible for implementation of 5 upazilas. The Upazilas are Nandail, Ishwarganj, Dhobaura , Phulpur & Tarakanda.
Total area of the district is 4363 square kilometer and total population is 4439017 among them 50.62% are male and 49.38% are female, among the literate 30.7% are male and 20% female. Till now the literacy rate is very law in this district.
Upazila wise no. of schools are: Nandail Upazila: 175 government, non-government primary school & Madrasha (1) covered under this project. Phulpur Upazila; 117 government and non-government primary school & Madrasha (2) covered under this project. Tarakanda Upazila:  138 government and Non. govt primary schools & Madrasha (1) covered under this project. Ishwargonj Upazila: 135 government and Non.govt primary schools. Covered under this project. Dhobaura Upazila: 88 government & Non.govt primary schools and Madrasha (1) covered under this project. It is found that the enrollment rate of the 5 Upazilas are very low with the implementation of this action of school feeding program it is expected that the net enrollment rate to be increased up to 99% and will motivate children to intake vegetable, will improve health condition of  271595 children of these 5 upazilas . Dhaka Ahsania Mission is working in the 5 Upazilas.
Project Agreement Number:  SFP/DPE/FLA no. January –June 2015/001/DAM
Overall Objective: Contribute to the government policy of universal primary education by improving access to basic education of school-aged children, particularly those living in poverty prone areas.
Specific Objectives:

  • Increased nutritional status of the students in Nandail, Ishwaregonj, Dhobaura, Phulpur &Tarakanda upazila under Mymensingh District of Dhaka Division. The total number of students is 271595.
  • Enhanced the learning capacity as well as retention of learning of the students of the primary education institutions in the selected areas through having fortified biscuits.

Increased enrolment, attendance and completion rates at the primary level education. Sensitized communities and schools on the importance of good nutrition for enhanced learning outcome. Decreased absenteeism due to hunger of the students.
Outputs:

  • A total of 653 primary education institutions will be covered through this program.
  • A total of 271595 students will receive fortified biscuits.
  • A total of 653 SMCs will be given orientation on their roles.
  • Approximately 5,00,000 community people will be aware of nutrition and health.

Project Components:

  • Formal Pre-primary Primary Education
  • Formal Primary Education
  • Main Activities (Programme Orientation, Warehouse Management, Biscuits Delivery & Distribution, Monitoring, Cooperation & Coordination etc.)

Major Activities:

  • Biscuit transport
  • Biscuit distribution and management.
  • Monitoring of distribution
  • Warehouse management
  • Orientation of biscuit distribution committees
  • Community awareness on nutrition and health.

Project Participants (Direct):

Children (0-10)

Adolescent (11-17)

Youth (18-25)

Adult (26-60)

Senior Citizen (61+)

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118,043

121,683

13,224

18,645

Project Duration: Programme Staring July 2012 (yearly renewable)

Financial partner (Donor): DPE (Directorate of Primary Education), GoB

Implementing partner (if any): N/A

Project Location/s and number of Field offices: 5 Upazilas of Mymensingh district The Upazilas are Nandail, Ishwarganj, Dhobaura, Phulpur & Tarakanda. Only one project office at Mymensingh town and one ware house at Sumbogonj under Mymensingh Upazila.

Project Budget: 1,61,51,840.00

Number of project staffs and volunteers :

Staff (Regular)

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Non-Paid Volunteer

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30

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Contact Person: Amir Hossain Mollah, Project Coordinator
E-mail : ah.mollah@ahsaniamission.org.bd, msfpdam@yahoo.com
Cell : 01712-835535