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Pre-School Classes

Pre-School Classes

$5


Description

Attending pre-school helps children from poor and marginalised backgrounds improve their readiness to enter and thrive in primary school. It gives them the opportunity to socialise with other children in a school-like setting, build confidence, and learn basic numbers and the alphabet.

How your gift helps

Say hello to Rupali! She's with her mum Sharoti Rani Roy outside her pre-school in Bangladesh. Rupali loves coming to school and has learnt about "songs, poems, and letters". She can even write her own name! There are around 30 children in her class, including some from ethnic minorities and some with disabilities.

Rupali is part of a pre-school class run by TEAR's partner Baptist Aid-Bangladesh Baptist Church Fellowship (BA-BBCF). Its Integrated Community Development Project operates in 10 villages of North Bengal.

Attending pre-school helps children like Rupali to improve their readiness to enter and thrive in the government system. It gives them the opportunity to socialise with other children in a school-like setting, build confidence, and learn basic numbers and the alphabet. This is especially important for the children from ethnic minorities who speak languages other than Bengali, which is used in government schools.

BA-BBCF staff also talk with parents of children about the importance of education. They run adult literacy classes for parents, which enables them to help their children with homework.

Rupali's mum Sharoti is part of a BA-BBCF Self-Help Group and has been able to access a loan to buy a sewing machine. She now earns an income making petticoats, blouses, Salwar Kameez (a traditional outfit for women) and children's clothes. Sharoti, who has three children, says she is happy that now, "I can continue my children's education". She knows how important this is for her children's future, as she did not have the opportunity to complete primary school.

About our partner

Baptist Aid-Bangladesh Baptist Church Fellowship (BA-BBCF) is the aid and development arm of the Bangladesh Baptist Church Fellowship. Their vision is for "a Bangladeshi society based on moral and ethical values, free from poverty, injustice and oppression with equal opportunity and sustainable livelihoods for all people - giving life in all its fullness.

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