We work in countries where nearly 50% of the world’s out-of-school children reside. These children have been left out of the formal education system due to extreme poverty, violence, displacement, and discrimination. Our holistic educational approach supports governments to achieve national and international commitments in education.
Our curriculums give a second chance to out-of-school children, especially girls. We believe that learning comes in many forms and our multidimensional interventions ensure that. These include early childhood education (ECD), pre-primary education, accelerating learning process, primary education, study clubs, teachers’ education, and community mobilisation on girls’ education as well as developing child-friendly learning atmosphere.We focus on improving participation, raising awareness on gender equality and child rights, and encouraging ownership of communities. We complement the mainstream school system to improve quality by assisting government primary and secondary schools. We provide scholarships at the secondary level, needs-based training and student mentoring to improve mainstream education approaches. Our play labs, encourages learning through play for children aged three to six years.
Our schools are located within the community and we recruit female teachers from the community. The curriculum is condensed to provide accelerated learning for children to catch up with their peers by completing four years of learning in three years. With a class size of no more than 30, students receive equal attention from the teachers in a participatory and child-friendly learning environment.
Students in BRAC schools scored 35% higher in both mathematics and English compared to government schools (Evaluation of community-based schools in South Sudan, 2012)
Changed girls’ self-perceptions, confidence and attitude towards gender norms within the family (Girls’ Education Challenge Project, RCT results, Tanzania, 2016)
Students obtained significantly higher learning scores (compared to baseline and midline study), in both reading and mathematics (GEC project, end-line evaluation, Afghanistan, 2017)
With our long and proven expertise in community-based service delivery, we will scale our interventions to maximise our reach and impact. We will focus on strengthening and supplementing existing government efforts through training and technical assistance.
We continue to deliver cost-effective, high-quality education services in places with low access to education. We will also explore new operating models beyond direct service.
YOUR SUPPORT gives thousands of out-of-school children, especially girls, a second chance by helping them go back to school. It transforms them into agents of change for their respective communities.