Learning

April 20, 2021

New tools for doing the old tasks better

Running projects during a pandemic can be difficult. Use these tools to amp up projects, databases and brainstorming sessions.
March 31, 2021

Agents of change: Three primary schools in Bangladesh being watched by the world

As vaccinations are distributed globally and schools closed for months start planning to open, questions are being raised about what changes we need to our education system in a post-pandemic world. We have a unique chance to shape our curriculum and teaching and learning methods now for when we reopen, and climate change, diversity and gender equality are challenges that should be high on that priority list. Three schools in Bangladesh were globally recognised for their work in these areas in 2019; this blog takes a closer look at them.
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.
February 25, 2021

COVID-19 resulted in more child marriages. Why?

The transition from in-school to online learning can easily seem like a mechanical one, but it creates new challenges for remote and poor communities. These challenges can lead to devastating consequences for girls.
February 22, 2021

Back to school again: Assessing what students missed during school closings for COVID-19

Schools in Bangladesh have been closed since March 2020, with remote education taking their place. That poses a very practical problem. When students return, each of them will have had greatly varied educational experiences.
December 20, 2020

How to confront COVID-19’s cost to girls

No one comes out of a crisis without being changed in some way, and this pandemic is a crisis on a scale we have rarely seen: It has put years of progress in human development at stake; inequity is at its worst.
May 10, 2020

How BRAC is supporting Bangladesh to continue education in a pandemic

As Bangladesh faces continuing lockdown, it is crucial to ensure learning continues for children, that they have proper information about the virus and that they are safe and feel supported.
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?