Slum dwellers are caught up in a cycle of poverty, for decades. A key factor in helping to change the cycle of poverty is education, and it begins with preschool. Times have changed, and the world has more resources, ingenuity, and technology to make changes. It is upon us to educate these children and level the playing field rigged against them. DoPeace instills the habit of going to school and the value of education to the children who otherwise are unlikely to set foot in a school.
DoPeace has started schools, called Learning Centers, in the slums of Bangladesh. Each center serves a community of 200 - 500 families, and educates 210 children at the cost of $1 per student/month. The low-cost approach we have developed has put 12,623 children into schools in just one and a half years. We bring the slum children into the government educational system after they graduate from our preschools. We use an electronic database for information and performance tracking.
We will take 2100 little children from the streets into the classrooms. Without this project, the likelihood of any education is minuscule. Historically, after one year of hard work, 90% of the children become qualified for admission to grade one. We then take the responsibility to enroll the child in a primary school. We provide after school coaching so the child will continue the education. The world will be better off by having 2100 children start schooling.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
A summary of offering by DoPeace
The DoPeace Model
DoPeace three years goal