World Bank Vice President visits BRAC Schools

March 27, 2009
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The World Bank’s Vice President for South Asia Region Ms. Isabel Guerrero and country head Mr. Xian Zhu visited a BRAC school earlier this month and met with BRAC Chairperson and founder Fazle Hasan Abed.

The World Bank’s Vice President for South Asia Region Ms. Isabel Guerrero and country head Mr. Xian Zhu visited a BRAC school earlier this month and met with BRAC Chairperson and founder Fazle Hasan Abed.

In the morning Ms. Guerrero and Mr. Xian Zhu visited two classes in an urban cluster school, located in the capital’s Badda area. Ms. Guerrero spent some time talking to the students about their education. Later Ms. Guerrero talked to some of the children’s guardians and visited two of their homes.

“I was inspired to see the bright and cheerful faces of girls and boys who are receiving holistic education in BRAC schools. The success and outreach of BRAC programs demonstrates the high potential of Bangladesh and resilience of its people.”

In her meeting with Abed, Ms. Guerrero expressed interest in learning about the evolution of BRAC’s programs and social enterprises. They exchanged views on a number of other topics including the likely impact of the global financial crisis on the poor. Both agreed that the provision of quality education, at both primary and secondary levels, remains an important challenge for Bangladesh.

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