collective effort willSreenagar is one of the unions of the Bhairab Upazila. Here 250 members of 5 OG and 5 PoGs have formed the Project Management Committee (PMC) under the BPES phase 2. In the monthly meeting of PMC in November 2011, the members decided that they would collect handful of rice (locally known as “musti chal”) from every family and with the money raised from that rice they would establish a school. The school especially targeted children of ultra-poor families who have dropped out of their earlier education or couldn’t attend school at all due to extreme poverty and aimed to provide non-formal primary education.
Their idea came to fruition in last December as the school started functioning. Initially children can study here up to level/class 5 which is usually denoted as primary schooling.

Salary and the rent of the school facility are provided by the money raised from the collected rice from 250 members. PBK is providing support for other materials like books, study instruments etc. Currently there are 30 students at the school – 12 boys and 18 girls. The school teacher is a lady whose salary is paid by the PMC from the money raised by collected rice. School timing is from 2.00 pm to 6 pm every day. PMC is also responsible to look after the school facility and other things. According to PMC Chairperson Monowara Asma, this type of collective effort will provide crucial contribution to the betterment of the society as a whole and they wish to continue their effort in performing more such activities.

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