DoPeace is formed to bring the little children of the slums of the world into classrooms. Since 2014, we have enrolled more than 10,000 children in the slums of Bangladesh. We have developed an infrastructure of five NGOs, 100 teachers and professionals, and 45 one-room schools in five slums. This project is to add 10 schools, bringing 2100 little children into the classrooms. We operate the schools at the low cost of $1/child/month. Thus, the project cost is $25,200 for one year.
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.