Learning

January 23, 2020

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed and the Everyone A Changemaker movement

Ahead of this week’s selection panel of ‘Sir Fazle Hasan Abed Ashoka Young Changemakers’ we’d like to take a moment to share about the deep roots of Sir Fazle and BRAC’s long-standing relation with Ashoka.
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.
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.