Founder

Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah (R.)

Project Name: Akbar Ali Khan Dhaka Ahsania Mission School Construction, Kushtia

Project Introduction:Over recent years, Bangladesh has achieved many significant successes in education provision. Kushtia is a southwestern district of Bangladesh, with Kushtia city serving as the district headquarters. The economy of Kushtia district is largely based on agrarian activities, with farming providing 52% of the district’s income. The average literacy rate in the district is only 40%, while the female literacy rate is even lower (37%) (Source: Banglapedia). DAM is a recognized and experienced practitioner in the Bangladesh education sector. DAM runs numerous educational institutions including at school-, college-, university- and vocational training institute-levels. This national education experience provides a strong foundation on which enrolment efforts will be built.
The approach used in Kushtia is based on similar DAM programmes in Dhaka City, for instance the Ahsania Mission School and College (http://ahmsc.edu.bd/). Lessons from similar projects will inform the proposed work in Kushtia. The school will be established on land that has been donated by Mrs. Roushon Akhter Begum and others (a local philanthropic family). The land has been donated to support the promotion of education, especially for children from poor and middle-income families. The proposed school will be open for all children; however, children from urban poor and marginal income families will get priority and/or will be provided with support, such as tuition fee waiver and stipend.

Project Agreement Number: Not Applicable

Overall Objective: Functioning a standard school campus for quality education in Kushtia city, Bangladesh

Specific Objectives: Ensure comprehensive Early Childhood Development, Primary and Secondary education for the children of Kushtia.

Outputs:

  • Developed ECD corner along with finalizing the school design.
  • Construction of the first two floors of the building and ready to accommodate the Junior Secondary Education programme (Grades 6 to 8).

Project Components:  Early Childhood Development, Primary and Secondary education provision.

Major Activities:

  • Physical Construction of School building as per engineering drawing & design
  • Construction & Set-up of ECD Corner
  • Construction & Set-up of Secondary School (Class 6 to 8 at initial stage)

Project Participants (Direct): 170 children per year

ECD (Age 3 to 5)

Children groups

Yr-2024

Yr-2025

Group total

Nursery

20

20

60

Play

[20]

[20]

20 [+40]

Pre-primary

[20]

[20]

20 [+40]

Yearly target (Enrolment)

60
(20 New, 40 from previous class)

60
(20 New, 40 from previous class)

 

Graduation

(20 Pre-primary graduation)

(20 Pre-primary graduation)

 

Tutors

3

3

3 Tutors + 1 ECD Lead

JSC (Age 11 to 14)

Student group

Yr-2024

Yr-2025

Class-wise total students

Class 6

40

40

120

Class 7

40

40

30 [+80]

Class 8

30

40

20 [+70]

Yearly target students
(Enrollment)

110
(40 New, 70 from previous class)

120
(40 New, 80 from previous class)

320
170 (+150)

Graduation

(20 Pre-primary graduation)

(20 Pre-primary graduation)

 

Number of subject teachers

[5]

[5]

5 subject teachers+
1 Head teacher, 1 ICT teacher & 1 physical teacher

Project Duration:  1 April 2023 to 30 May 2024.
Financial partner (Donor):  DAM UK
Implementing partner (if any): DAM Own
Project Location/s and number of Field offices: Kushtia city (11 Zoarder Street, Thanapara, Kushtia)
Project Budget:  GBP 117,434
Number of project staffs and volunteers:

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

M

F

M

F

M

F

1

1

8

4

6

5

Contact Person: