Bangladesh is always accompanied with poverty, illiteracy and overpopulation. Ca. 130 million people live in an area almost
equal to two German states namely Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. It is a great challenge, but at the same time it offers
tremendous quantity of human resources. Education is a must precondition for every further development in Bangladesh.
It will facilitate the healthy base to cope with all existing challenges of this country.
The government, private supporters and NGOs work together in order to secure the primary education in near future.
Western countries should intensify their effort in supporting the educational policy in developing countries in conjunction
with further prosperities.
We support a primary and secondary high school in Bangladesh and request for your kind assistance. In December 1999 we founded
the secondary high school "IKARKURI HIGH SCHOOL" with the help of the rural people, but without government help in northern
part of Bangladesh.
Since then the children of the poor families can go the school at their native place. In 2002 we could construct a new building
for the secondary school. The old corrugated iron sheet building accommodates the primary school, our second project in
Ikarkuri, founded in 2003.
In December 2020, the primary school students moved to a three-story government-built building. Another four-storey
building, donated by the government, will soon be available for the secondary school. The joy among the students
and teachers is very great.
Here are a few facts about the two schools we look after:
The elementary school works very successfully with one class per year. Altogether there are 5 classes with
about thirty children each.
In the secondary school, the 350 students (about 60% girls) are taught in grades 6 to 10. Currently there are
3 female teachers, 6 male teachers, the headmaster as well as an office worker, 2 helpers and a cleaner. Most of the
employees are now paid by the government. All others receive financial support from Alo Bhubon Trust and BSEZ.
With our support, the schoolyard was enlarged and now allows a variety of sporting activities. The schoolyard
is often used by the local population for social and community activities outside of school hours.
The school excels in athletic achievements at the district and national levels.
A special feature is the school newspaper, which has recently been published twice a year.
Financial resources are needed for:
Learning materials and school uniforms for children from very poor families
Computer room including equipment
Practical learning aids such as sewing machines and bicycles
Salaries for currently unpaid teachers
Running costs including investment reserve:
approx. 3000€ annually
Our long-term plans are:
Introduction of vocational trainings in class eight, nine and ten curriculum
Extend the high school to collegiate level
In the long term we aim to transfer the responsibility of the school to the state educational authority of Bangladesh.
So that the school could survive independently without our help as well as local educational authority will bear all
other expenses including teachers’ salaries.
Our aim is help to self-reliance.
We are welcoming people, who are ready to support our school with ideas and financial assistances. It could be an Institution
/ a school / a school class that is willing to undertake partly / fully sponsorship or any other type of cooperation!