ABSTRACT Human communications between and among BRAC staff working at various levels and communities they are working in is an important aspect. It seems to be more important for BRAC Education Programme (BEP) when they started the process of transformation from a philanthropic mode to a cost recovery model. This study, therefore, looked at the communication process of BEP after the introduction of cost recovery mode. Following a qualitative approach, information collection started in the .......

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  • Writer Name Tanjeeba Chowdhury, Utpal Mallick
  • Published Date Sunday, 18 November 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARYINTRODUCTION AND METHODThis study mainly aims to examine whether the learning achievement of the students of BRAC non-formal education provision called BRAC Primary Schools or BPSs has been hampered during this transitional period. Hence, the students’ learning achievement, along with their background characteristics, school-related factors, and teachers’ and Programme Organisers’ (POs) assessment about student/school quality, was examined. A number of issues related to .......

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  • Writer Name Samir Ranjan Nath
  • Published Date Wednesday, 14 November 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
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BRAC-UBS Shishu Niketan School Project: A Baseline Study Samir Ranjan Nath, Nowreen Yasmin and Anwar Hossain Date: 17 December 2017; Time: 09:30 am to 10:30 am; Venue: RED Conference Room (15th Floor) Research Findings Presentation Abstract BRAC Education Programme (BEP), in collaboration with BRAC-UK, has established 15 low-cost, fee-paying schools called Shishu Niketan in 15 district towns of Bangladesh in 2017. This initiative aims to provide quality primary education to the .......
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Strategic Transformation of BEP: An Investigation into the Process Rasel Babu, Tanjeeba Chowdhury, Utpal Mallick and Md. Iftikhar-Ul-Karim Date: 13 December 2017; Time: 02:30 pm to 04:30 pm; Venue: RED Conference Room (15th Floor) Research Findings Presentation Abstract BRAC has been passing through a strategic transformation. BEP is coping with this transformation process through shifting its operational approach from philanthropic to cost recovery and enterprise modes .......
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Primary Education for Children Living in Slum Areas: Evidences from BRAC Initiative Nowreen Yasmin, Samir Ranjan Nath, Anwar Hossain, RED, BRACDate: 09 July 2017; Time:12:00 to 01:00 pm; Venue: RED Conference Room (15th Floor)Findings Presentation Abstract This study aims to explore learnings from BRAC Urban Slum School initiative in terms of challenges and outcomes. This project particularly focused on the schooling of children living in slum areas in different parts of .......
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Samir Ranjan Nath, Nowreen Yasmin, Nawra Mehrin and Anwar HossainAbstractThis study aims to estimate changes that have taken place in school enrollment in villages located in eight marginalised upazilas of Sylhet division where BRAC had established new schools during 2012–13 and also investigate village preference of BRAC in establishing schools. Along with baseline data of 2011, new data collected from intervention and non-intervention villages at the end of 2013 also were analysed .......

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  • Writer Name Samir Ranjan Nath, Nowreen yasmin, Nowra mehren, Anwar Hossain
  • Published Date Thursday, 10 March 2016
  • Country Bangladesh
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Rifat Afroze and Avonti Basak TukunA pilot school nutrition programme (SNP) sanctioned by the government of Bangladesh (GoB) in May/June 2012 was jointly launched by Dubai Care and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) with an aim to improve students‟ learning in school, improve school attendance, reduce dropout and improve nutrition and hygiene practices among the students. BRAC and Banchte Shekha have been implementing the project in 102 schools in Mymensingh and Dhaka. SNP .......

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  • Writer Name Learning from a Pilot Project
  • Published Date Thursday, 22 October 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
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Rifat Afroze and Md. Moslem Uddin MiaThis 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 .......

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  • Writer Name Rifat Afroze
  • Published Date Thursday, 15 October 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
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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
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This study aimed to understand BRAC Boat School (Shikkhatari) initiative in terms of  innovation, quality of education and existing challenges. Whether spatial exclusion can  be a basis for educational innovation was also addressed in the study. A mixed method  approach was used which included survey, interviews and classroom observations. Fifty  randomly selected Shikkhataris and 500 households of the students were surveyed.  Programme Organisers and teachers were interviewed in eight .......

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  • Writer Name Nawra Mehrin, Nowreen Yasmin, Samir Ranjan Nath
  • Published Date Monday, 01 December 2014
  • Country Bangladesh
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BRAC, the largest NGO in the world, is involved in various educational programmes as part of its general strategy of poverty reduction. Post-primary Basic and Continuing Education (PACE) is one of the major components of BRAC Education Programme (BEP). PACE interventions was started in 2001 for capacity development and improvement in teaching-learning in rural non-government secondary schools.PACE has two components – Post-primary Basic Education (PBEn) and Continuing Education (CE). The CE .......

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  • Writer Name Alia Ahmad, Papia Ferdousei
  • Published Date Friday, 31 May 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
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This paper looks at the determinants of secondary school attendance in Bangladesh with a focus on the interaction between community gender norms and relative supply of madrasas (i.e. Islamic schools). We present a theoretical framework where the probability of children’s school participation varies with respect to a non-economic factor – how the community observes social norms regarding female mobility – conditional upon the types of available schools. Household data from the Bangladesh .......

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  • Writer Name Mohammad Niaz Asadullah, Zaki Wahhaj
  • Published Date Thursday, 31 January 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
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