3 BRAC schools among 100 global instts to showcase best practices

Diplomatic Correspondent | Published: 16:43, Oct 06,2020 | Updated: 23:59, Oct 06,2020


Three Bangladeshi schools, all of BRAC, have been selected among 100 schools from across the globe to showcase their best practices and promote a higher and better standard of education for all during the on-going World Education Week.

The selected schools will host an event each during the week and the events will be streamed live around the world, said a press release.

T4, a global forum dedicated to teachers’ development, is holding the event electronically owing to COVID-19 pandemic from 5-9 October 2020, the press release added.

State minister for primary and mass education Zakir Hossen inaugurated Monday’s showcasing event.

On the first day, BRAC held a one-hour session titled ‘Making schools more resilient to climate change’ on Vati Jamalgor BRAC Primary Boat School — a boat-school that became the classroom for the children of low lying haor area of Tahirpur in Sunamganj. 

The boat school showcases the idea of reaching education to those who cannot go to schools and risk dropping out.

A total of 600 such boat schools are currently operating in 16 low-lying districts across the country and teachers of all these schools are local females who teach 30 students in each class.

Kandapara Poshchim BRAC Primary School and Sauderosri BRAC Primary School are the two other BRAC schools also selected for World Education Week.

Mahbuba Nasrin, professor and director of Dhaka University’s Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies, and Safiqul Islam, director of BRAC Education Programme, joined the event moderated by BRAC director Nobonita Chowdhury.

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