Education for Slum Kids (Swapnadhara School)
Swapnadhara is a Dhaka-based nonprofit organization, which promotes education among slum kids. It collects students from the nearby slums, teach them basic education, and vocational training. The parents of these kids are poor and illiterate. Parents are reluctant to send their kids to school, as they think that kids can bring some money for the family, if kids work outside rather than wasting time in schools. Swapnadhara aims to help these kids to get some basic education and motivate them go to school regularly to understand the value of education in improving their lives. The long term goal is to provide them education up to varsity-level so that these kids become self-reliant and help their families to come out of poverty.
Sohag Swapnadhara Pathshala is an education program of Swapnadhara Human Welfare Society. Its situated at West Duaripara, Pallabi, Mirpur Dhaka. It was started on 7th July 2006 with only 13 students and now it has reached to 320 students. Initially, the organizers rented a sublet bachelors room and providing education to slum children. After some months, they rented a personal tin-shed room and continue giving education to the poor children. From the very beginning, organizers make a committee of seven members, and have registered as Swapnadhara Human Welfare Society from Join Stock Companies (dated on 7th September, 2008). At present, school has 8 rooms and 9 teachers. These teachers are working all year long to provide education among low income peoples’ kids. This Pathshala (School) has classes from Pre-Primary to Six. Students has participated Primary School Certificate (PSC) exam in 2012 and 2013, achieved 100% result. This Society is running with the help of some personal and organizational donations. Hridoya Bangladesh is one of philanthropic partners of Swapnadhara school.
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