Learning

October 13, 2019

Educating a generation: Bangladesh’s barefoot educators

How did thousands of women like Rubia, in the most rural, remote parts of Bangladesh, who previously had little to no education, educate 12 million children?
September 8, 2019

What must
literacy mean today?

What does literacy actually mean in today’s perspective? Do we need to cling to the literacy that means an individual’s ability to write their names in their own language, and - in this digital age - know normal subtractions and additions?
August 8, 2019

World’s Indigenous Peoples Day: Celebrating diversity through stories

Children learn best when their imagination is intrigued by what they are taught. Incorporating stories into the curriculum plays a vital role in implicitly teaching them moral lessons - which, in turn, effectively strengthen their cognitive and language competence, and literary skills.
August 8, 2019

Why learning should begin in your own language

This International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, we take a look at the importance of languages - and why learning should always begin in your own language.
July 23, 2019

How BRAC used machine learning to reduce the drop-out rate of learners with disabilities to zero

Shathi is a young woman in Dhaka learning to sew. She is talented and dedicated, but she cannot hear. It is crucial that Shathi has a high quality learning experience to equip her with the skills she needs to become a successful tailor. The challenge is that there are hundreds of tailoring shops in Dhaka. How can we ensure that we match Shathi with the right shop for her apprenticeship?
June 21, 2019

What does a classroom mean to you?

Our hope is to see every child being able to build their future in a classroom, no matter how far away they are from their homes.
May 12, 2019

Breaking conventions by liberating structures

Conventional structures used to organise how people work can stifle inclusion and engagement. We had the opportunity to learn about powerful methods that help break conventions and get everyone meaningfully engaged
February 6, 2019

Incubating the incubators: Promoting entrepreneurship in frontier markets

Business incubators and accelerators face some universal challenges. Here are three takeaways from DFAT innovationXchange’s Frontier Incubators programme.
February 4, 2019

What does it mean to build a data-driven culture?

The global development community is on the verge of redefining itself - and it is all linked to data.
December 3, 2018

A mother’s love
and a special classroom

Belal reads the loudest in his class. He is only 12, but has already competed in sports on a national level. He is also one of 1.5 billion people across the world, who live with some form of disability.
November 29, 2018

Child’s play: Transforming the way children learn

Who would have guessed that the best part of childhood is also essential in developing the mind and body? Children's ability to imagine and understand the world around them begins with play. BIED's play labs help them do just that.
November 20, 2018

A classroom in the sky: Building upwards in the Rohingya camps

One year on from the latest influx of Rohingyas from Myanmar, the settlements in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh are sheltering nearly a million people. 500,000 are children. Our goal for 2019 is to ensure access to education for 100,000 children.