This study assessed the effectiveness of skill training programme of BRAC for re-employment of retrenched female garment workers (RFGW). Data were collected through in-depth interviews with 20 purposively selected RFGWs and the review of project records. Findings revealed that almost all women found the overall skill training programme very good and effective. The skill training would be more useful if preference is given to the RFGWs for choosing the training type, and the curriculum of the .......

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  • Writer Name M Showkat Gani
  • Published Date Thursday, 27 March 2003
  • Country Bangladesh
The study aimed to assess the environmental awareness of the students who have completed primary education both from the non-formal schools of BRAC and formal government schools. Data were collected from the Tangail district during July-August 2002 through interview using structured questionnaire. Four hundred twenty interviews were conducted with both boys and girls. Students showed better awareness for safe water and safe sanitation practice compared to other environmental issues. The .......

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  • Writer Name Lammia Sharmin
  • Published Date Friday, 10 October 2003
  • Country Bangladesh
Although the health care system has significantly expanded in the rural areas of Bangladesh during the last two decades, the overall health status of the population has remained very poor because of the uneven distribution of health and other basic services. The study assessed the contribution of micro credit-based health interventions in reducing the differentials in the access to and utilization of health services and identified the specific interventions that might promote health .......

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  • Writer Name Abdullahel Hadi
  • Published Date Monday, 27 October 2003
  • Country Bangladesh
The study examined the performance of the three kinds of seedlings of BRAC nurseries named Amrpali, lemon, and guava. Interview was taken from those buyers who bought those seedlings from BRAC. A total of 153 buyers among those 109 were of Amrpali and 22 lemon and 22 guava. Growers were selected from 29 BRAC area offices covering six divisions across the country. Since it is claimed that Amrapali gives better fruits if these seedlings are grown after two years of plantation of the seedlings .......

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  • Writer Name Zabed Hossain, M Quaiyum, M Jakariya, Nasima Akter
  • Published Date Friday, 27 June 2003
  • Country Bangladesh
The main objective of this study was to understand the psychosocial dimensions of the attitudesof men towards violence against women. Under this broad theme the study focused on severalissues: analyze pattern of violence; assess men’s attitude towards women in general, and theirattitude towards violence against women in particular; and find out what it would take to stopviolent behavior of men towards women.The study revolves around two important concepts, i.e., male violence against .......

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  • Writer Name M Rafi, Dilruba Banu, M A Alim, Shaheen Akter
  • Published Date Tuesday, 27 May 2003
  • Country Bangladesh
Using the test instrument developed for Education Watch 2000, this study assessed the achievement of competencies of the students of BRAC non-formal primary schools. Three batches of students (second, third and fourth) completing full cycle of primary education within a time span of four years were the subjects of this study. The findings reveal that with regard to competency achievement the students of all the three batches performed equally. Both inter and intra school variations in .......

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  • Writer Name Samir R Nath
  • Published Date Tuesday, 24 June 2003
  • Country Bangladesh
This study is a process evaluation of School Nutrition Programme (SNP) which assesses the programme implementation process and analyzes the effectiveness of its operations and service delivery. Four issues were considered for exploration: monitor community engagement and their activities, observe health and hygiene practices at home and school, look at the procurement and supply the system and determine the amount of served food and its nutrient compositions. Like the baseline, this study .......

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  • Writer Name Rifat Afroze
  • Published Date Thursday, 08 October 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
By - Antora Mahmud Khan and Syed Masud AhmedInspired by the Primary Health Care (PHC) concept of Alma-Ata and the bare-foot doctors of Mao’s China, the Essential Health Care (EHC) services of BRAC evolved over time from its experiences of working with the poor for improving their health and well-being (Hadi and Ahmed 2005, Karim et al. 1994, Islam et al. 1991). It provides the building blocks with which the larger BRAC Health Programme (BHP) is built, and contributes to the mitigation of .......

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  • Writer Name Antora Mahmud Khan Syed Masud Ahmed
  • Published Date Monday, 12 December 2011
  • Country Bangladesh