In the primary school classrooms, particularly in suburban or outskirts areas of the capital, there is usually only one teacher responsible for over 50 students. This setup makes it challenging for teachers to provide equal attention to each student during regular class hours. Consequently, many students and their parents opt for private coaching outside of the regular school schedule, which can be costly. The increased inflation rates have exacerbated this issue for underprivileged communities, turning coaching classes into a luxury that many cannot afford. Due to financial constraints, parents are often compelled to lower their children’s educational standards, aiming merely to pass their classes and progress to the next grade. This situation creates a significant learning gap, posing a risk of irreversible educational damage in the long term. Presently, coaching centers charge a minimum of 1,200 BDT per month for three core subjects, while home tutors may cost over 5,000 BDT per month. These expenses are overwhelming and impractical for lower-income families, rendering quality education too expensive for underprivileged students, despite the declaration of free education in Bangladesh.
Afterschool Program in Beltala Jessore, where students from the public universities are teaching in the most updated approach TaRL (Teaching at the Right Level). TaRL enables children to acquire foundational reading through “Reading Secrets” and arithmetic skills quickly regardless of their age or grade level.
For enhancing reading skills we put a lot of effort into the classroom. For example: Regular assessment, reading level tracking system to encourage our students, positive appreciation for boosting up their confidence.
Teachers are trained in and beyond the national curriculum, specializing in Social Emotional Learning, Child Food & Nutrition, and Climate Education.
For enhancing reading skills we put a lot of effort into the classroom. For example: Regular assessment and reading level tracking system to encourage our students, positive appreciation for boosting up their confidence.
We organize monthly parent meetings to engage the parents to foster the student’s learning.
In addition to the innovative teaching approach, GYRF closely monitors each child’s core development and provides access to medical facilities to ensure their proper healthcare, minimizing obstacles that may lead to disruption in their simultaneous learning.
We have a small, cozy library called the “Squadron Leader Shafayat Memorial Library,” equipped with 500 books specifically curated for children to improve their reading skills and cultivate good reading habits. We firmly believe that reading serves as a gateway to learning about a wide range of topics. It enables us to explore new ideas and educate ourselves in any area of life that captures our interest.
We organize annual sports and cultural programs, including drama performances and picnics, to engage the entire community.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our after school program and the impact it has on the lives of children in need. Your interest and support mean the world to us and we are truly grateful for your consideration. By sponsoring a child through our program, you are helping to provide access to education, healthcare, and other basic necessities that are essential for a child’s growth and development. With your support, we can work towards building a brighter future for the children in our community and beyond. Once again, thank you for your support and generosity. Together, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and their families.
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