Trigger the girl effect with education

by BRAC USA
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Trigger the girl effect with education
Trigger the girl effect with education
Trigger the girl effect with education
Trigger the girl effect with education
Trigger the girl effect with education
Trigger the girl effect with education
Trigger the girl effect with education

Project Report | Sep 30, 2017
The Education Every Girl Deserves

By Nhi Tong | Communications Intern

Having fun at a BRAC class in Karachi, Pakistan.
Having fun at a BRAC class in Karachi, Pakistan.

“I didn't want my future to be imprisoned in my four walls and just cooking and giving birth,” she said. And, so, Malala is going to Oxford University.

Once the Pakistani student who stood up to defend a girl’s right to education, last month Malala announced that she would continue her studies at one of the world’s leading universities. Her success as an international advocate for girls’ education is a shining example of who girls can become if they have access to education.

Like Malala, BRAC believes that education, especially for girls, is a powerful tool for ending poverty, illiteracy, and injustice. It operates the largest secular, private education system in the world, and it gives underserved students a second chance at realizing their own potentials. In Pakistan, over the last three years, thanks to your support, BRAC has built, maintained, and innovated its community-based schools.

In today’s report, we want to share some exciting news.

Next month, BRAC will hire more senior teachers to further improve the quality of education in its classrooms. The new instructors will teach English and math across several schools, increasing each school’s capacity to reach more students consistently. BRAC knows that class continuity is necessary to keep students engaged.

BRAC is also leveraging technological innovation to provide more opportunities for underserved children. Students in its community schools will soon be able to receive lessons from remote teachers in digital classrooms equipped with low-cost, multi-media equipment, and access to the internet. These professionally trained, experienced teachers, who are typically based in urban areas, will give daily online lessons in English, math, and science. Local teachers, while facilitating these online interactions, will also benefit from monthly training.

While BRAC is excited to share the outcomes of this exciting project, it is largely dependent on a new tranche of funding. BRAC is on track to integrate technology into classrooms, with the goal of improving the quality of education, engaging more students, and training local teachers. You can see a visual demonstration of the model at the end of this report.

It is vital to keep all children from underserved communities in school. This summer, even though we were glad to see more than 5,500 Pakistani students graduate from our 200 schools – of which more than 60 percent are girls – not all students continue their education.

We can’t afford to deprive children, especially our girls, of an education. BRAC is committed to reaching children in marginalized communities, providing them with fun lessons and rich resources, and instilling a joy for learning. The world is full of Malalas, and each one deserves an education.     

 

A demonstration of BRAC's online teaching program.
A demonstration of BRAC's online teaching program.
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BRAC USA

Location: New York, NY - USA
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Project Leader:
Sarah Allen
New York , NY United States

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