Post Literacy & Continues Education Human Development Project (PLCEHD-2)

Goal of the project: The Project’s goal is to contribute to the reduction of poverty through more equitable human development in rural areas.

Objective of the project: The main objective of the project is to involve new literacy for strengthening their earlier learning and receive technical skills for more income generation to develop their quality of life and develop themselves as resources for the nation.

Duration of the project: 2009-2014

Donor: Ministry of Primary and Mass Education; Bureau of Non Formal Education (BNFE)

Background information of the project: Post Literacy and Continued Education for Human Development (PLCEHD) was a project for the neo-literate for proper utilization of knowledge and skills. The project procedure created scope for the learners to involve in income generation; contribute to eradicate literacy, alleviate poverty and human resource development. The project was implemented by the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education through the Bureau of Non Formal Education (BNFE). SHAREE was a partner of PRATAY to implement the project activity in Sreebordi, Sherpur.

Results: The implementation of the project helped mobilize the community people to increase their interest on education. It also created scopes for them to be skilled on need based skills. They also utilize their skills through usage of local resources, could support their families for self sufficiency etc. The project also helped introduce the learners with production and markets thus increases production and contribute to national production.

Conclusion: Community awareness was increased to a great extent. A mechanism for the GO-NGO collaboration and co-operation was established. Experience and expertise were gained to formulate and implement continuing education program. The learning center curriculum was designed to allow the students to learn more quickly than the curricula used in other formal school. In recognition of the realities of the working people’s lives, the 9 months course program was broken into 3 months duration PL course and 6 months duration CE course modules that would allow working people more time to complete the course. Considering the highly busy lives of the learners in the rural areas, modular teaching that incorporates differential learning methods was most useful.