Children in Bangladesh teaching mothers how to read

According to the latest survey of Bureau of Non-formal Education, about 37 million people are illiterate in Bangladesh, around one in five people.

Children in Bangladesh teaching mothers how to read

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Bangladeshi non-governmental organization has launched a campaign to encourage students to educate millions of illiterate mothers in the country.

“Initially, One hundred thousand illiterate or semi-illiterate mothers from 46 districts will be brought under the campaign of DAM (Dhaka Ahsania Mission),” team leader Shadiul Islam told OnIslam.net.

“We will provide technical support as well as books at various phases of the campaign,” he added.

Launching the ‘Mayer Lekhapara’ (Literacy for Mothers) program, DAM aims to teach illiterate mothers how to read, as the make up a large proportion of those who cannot.

Dr. M. Ehsanur Rahman, Executive Director of Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM), telling OnIslam.net that “Our primary target is 100,000 mothers, but we hope that we will be able to literate all mothers through this program.”

Around 20,000 copies of ‘Mother’s Book’ (Mayer Boi) have already been distributed in ten districts.

“This program is absolutely unique and good endeavor for the poor peoples and as well as Bangladesh also,” said SM Raseduzaman, Chairman of Social Agency for Welfare and Advancement in Bangladesh (SAWAB) and council member of the Turkey-based Union of the NGO’s of Islamic World (UNIW).

According to the latest survey of Bureau of Non-formal Education, about 37 million people are illiterate in Bangladesh, around one in five people.

 

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