learning

March 18, 2021

Taking Sir Fazle Hasan’s legacy forward: Meet BRAC’s next generation of leaders

One year on from the passing of the Founder of BRAC, we speak to Dr Erum Mariam, Sarah-Jane Saltmarsh and Miganur Rahman, who all worked with Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. Each of them began their journey with BRAC at different times, worked with Sir Fazle in different capacities and are currently leading at different levels in BRAC. What they have in common is that they continue to pass Sir Fazle’s leadership traits forward.
January 20, 2020

Boat schools: What learning looks like at the last mile in Bangladesh

BRAC’s boat schools were introduced with a simple philosophy: if children cannot get to school, schools will go to them. 500 boat schools have now given more than 14,000 children in the remote haor (wetland) regions of Bangladesh the opportunity to access education. A recent report indicates that the impact of these floating schools reaches far beyond the classrooms.
January 19, 2020

Tackling a process innovation challenge 101

How did BRAC optimise its financial data management process from seven working days to 24 hours?
October 13, 2019

Educating a generation: Bangladesh’s barefoot teachers

How did thousands of women like Rubia Akhter, in the most rural, remote parts of Bangladesh, who previously had little to no education, educate almost 13 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.
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.