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.
Here you can find some facts about the two schools:
The new primary school is still under construction. Aimed-at five classes with 50 pupils in each class.
In the secondary school the number of pupils is 350 (ca. 60 % girls) in classes 6 to 10 in four classrooms.
There are 3 female teachers, 6 male teachers, a headmaster, a clerk, 2 helpers and a charwoman.
A teachers' lounge, an office and two toilets complete the school.
The schools are shining with their performances specially with athletic achievements.
Immediate financial resources are needed for:
A brick-building for primary school
Ceiling fans for class rooms
Laboratory and instruments for technical experiments for the secondary high school
Practical teaching aids like computers, sewing machines and bicycles etc.
Running costs including investment reserve:
approx. 3000 € per year
We plan in the long run:
A larger school playground for 500 pupils
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!