Education for Out of School Children in Bangladesh

In partnership with EAC, the GSS Education for Out of School Children Project addresses the barriers to education faced by low income families and children living in rural, remote area and in urban slums of Bangladesh through low cost primary education using active learning techniques.

Education for Out of School Children in Bangladesh

The project has two main objectives:

re-launch 575 unused schools to provide primary education to a total number of 104,700 OOSC and strengthen and develop the schools’ overall communications, documentation and management capacity.  To do this, GSS will repair and re-launch 575 three-room GSS schools; recruit and train 1,800 teachers; recruit and train 200+ supervisory staff; form 575 School Development Committees (SDCs) and facilitate meetings; provide new textbooks and course materials for students; review and refine curriculum and materials for grades 1-5; and achieve over 86% of learner excellence in the key competencies. This will require hiring program administration staff, forming a secretariat to conduct fundraising and to maintain stakeholder relationships, recruiting new management staff at the headquarters, and delivering major workshops on primary education capacity building annually.

Project finished


Gonoshahajjo Sangstha (GSS)

In partnership with EAC, Gonoshahajjo Sangstha (GSS) will provide quality basic education to 104,700 out of school Bangladeshi children over four years through its Quality Education Program. The GSS Quality Education Program is a proven model in active teaching and learning aimed at holistic development of the child.




According to UNICEF, 40% of Bangladesh’s population is children and statistics indicate that 600,000 are out of school. To contribute to increased enrolment, we have forged partnerships in Bangladesh and are currently working on four project programs that extend over a period of 1 – 6 years. Upon completion our projects will contribute to the enrollment of more than 200,000 children.