The Basic idea is to create a favorable learning environment for students from Bangthali and it’s surrounding villages enabling them to learn important life lessons. At the same time, the project will provide life changing experiences & opportunities for volunteers. Our volunteers can share and sharpen their valuable skills and knowledge, while helping to build a sustainable community and exploring a new culture, tradition and lifestyle.
Most importantly, we want to provide additional tuition for children visiting the government school, in order to improve their academic level and help them proceed towards a better and deeper understanding. We also aim to provide vocational and practical training to women and youths in order to empower and improve their economic status and living standard.
The ultimate goal is to end the poverty, through skilled and educated citizens, who can help in the process of sustainable development and bring long lasting positive change.
Why we need the learning center in Bangthali
The children visiting existing schools are facing problems with subjects like English, Mathematics & Science. More than 70% of those who are enrolled in grade 1 drop out before they reach class 9. The main reasons for this tendency are unsuited teachers, physical punishment and the lack of infrastructure and resources. Another issue is the lack of proper sanitary facilities.
The village needs a place where people can come together and learn life skills. Nowadays, the lack of specialized skill and proper tools leads to low productivity, especially concerning agriculture. Furthermore, illiteracy and poverty push young people to move to larger cities or abroad, in the hope of a better future, where in reality they have to face even more hardships and exploitation. This trend will continue for generations if the situation in the villages themselves does not improve.
To resolve these issues we are preparing to focus on the most crucial factors for the development.
a) Quality education (Providing educational assistance: Mathematics, Science & Environmental Studies, Nutrition and Hygiene, Languages: English/Spanish, Basic Computing & Internet)
b) Economic growth (Providing support to develop, design and market local products)
c) Community Construction (Supporting to build most needed infrastructures to execute these programs and projects)
Firstly: Rebuilding the basic infrastructure (building with classrooms and shelters and sanitary facilities) (See the plans)
Secondly: Installing furniture, setup labs and library
Thirdly: Starting educational assistance program & vocational training
Lastly: Providing technical support to increase productivity and develop local products