Friday, 12 March 2010
EDUCATION PROGRAM of Rainbow Nari O Shishu Kallyan Foundation 1996
Bangladesh is a being a poor country here illiteracy is considered as a curse of getting development. So education is necessary for human and social development and it is a basic human right. Unfortunately, the people of our country are still suffering from the curse of illiteracy. Rainbow Nari O Shishu Kallyan Foundation believes that as soon as the people of our country will ascend on the educational ladder, economic and political stability will be restored and; as a consequence, a just society will be established.
Rainbow Nari O Shishu Kallyan Foundation upholds emphasis on Basic Education (BE) comprising functional education, literacy, post literacy/continuous education, livelihood development, life skill development, adult education, early childhood education, human resource development and so on for keeping its target groups (disadvantaged and poorest people especially women and children) on the right track towards sustainable future. So it stared its function to spread the light of education among the illiterate people. Internalizing the fact, Rainbow Nari O Shishu Kallyan Foundation started its Education Program back in 1996 through providing need-based education to the community people catering to them. Our education programs/projects/courses are designed to provide literacy and numeric along with general knowledge, skills and values to the target groups through constructive and basic education. The activities under Education Program includes about 20 general social issues, such as nutrition, environment, pollution issues, basic business management, child care, prevention of communicable common diseases, health and hygienic, balance diet, family planning, HIV/AIDS/STDs prevention, personal health care, leadership development etc. It contains Community Demand Driven (CDD) and problem solving holistic approach. The BE classes have proved to be an excellent forum for group information and motivation.
Since 1996 under education program, Rainbow Nari O Shishu Kallyan Foundation has been conducting and organizing institutional development program making the disadvantaged people organized through group formation that they can be able to achieve necessary life skills and develop leadership within effective and comprehensive interaction. For example, through its three adult education centers in urban areas of Dhaka City, about three hundred illiterate beneficiaries are getting the opportunities to take complete livelihood development oriented education in every shift. Rainbow Nari O Shishu Kallyan Foundation offered an opportunity for education to the adolescent girls from the poor and landless families within the program intervention areas who either have never been enrolled in a formal school or have been dropped out due to extreme poverty as well.
Recently, Rainbow Nari O Shishu Kallyan Foundation launched its primary education program called Basic Education for Working Adolescents and Street Children (BEWASC) to provide access to the working children with basic rights to primary education, especially who do not have the family support or whose families are dysfunctional. So far, Rainbow Nari O Shishu Kallyan Foundation has established two BEWASC schools with the funding from dedicated individuals from the community and through the organizations own fund as a pilot project.
BASIC EDUCATION FOR WORKING ADOLESCENTS (BEWA) PROGRAM:
Having vast experience of working with people living under the poverty line, Rainbow Nari O Shishu Kallyan Foundation always endeavors to understand the basic problem of the poor. BEWA is a continuous effort of the organization to utilize the experience concerning such poor people as well as adolescents.
Several NGOs provided the necessary materials and curriculum for this pilot project as per mutual support harmony. The duration of the course has been designed for one year, where there are 4 teachers for conducting the course and the target students are mostly the adolescents between 8-14 years of age all working class or street children. The BEWA classes start in between 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm and continue for two hours. The times are to set according to the students’ convenience, as the students are more than often engaged in working.
EXPANDED HEALTH AND EDUCATION PROGRAM (EHEP) PROJECT:
Rainbow Nari O Shishu Kallyan Foundation started implementation of EXPANDED HEALTH AND EDUCATION PROGRAM (EHEP) PROJECT in 1996 by expanding its own fun only to keeps hands beside the destitute people with a view to expanding health and education program its always supported the illiterate and poor people by advising education and health treatment. To make the society free form the illiteracy, diseases need proper way of giving basic education and nutrition. The necessary technical the necessary technical and materials/logistics support have been provided by the Dhaka City Corporation, (DCC). The intervention area for this project called ‘Expanded of Immunization Program’ (EPI) is Lalbagh area, Dhaka. The project is covering both mothers (15-49 years of age) and children (0-5 years of age).
Women have less access to get information and education so they are less able to get information and response to the disease. Bangladeshi women especially in the rural part have a poor knowledge on HIV/AIDS and its transmission and prevention. In many developing countries where diagnostics facilities may be minimal, epidemiologists employ a case defection based on the presence of various clinical symptoms associated wit immune deficiencies and the exclusion of other known causes of immune suppression such as cancer, or mal-nutrition under the under the integrated support services on health and nutrition paramedics, one Program Officer (PO) trained in nutrition, food processing and general health, two Assistant Program Officers (APO) trained in health, nutrition and non-formal primary education, were involved with Rainbow Nari O Shishu Kallyan Foundation in the project.