Child Education


VOSD has been working for the betterment of the poor and vulnerable people of the country. In our country many poor children remain illiterate as their parents could not afford for their children’s education. For the improvement of the poor vulnerable people, VOSD has targeted the street children of our country, who remain illiterate and lead an inhuman life. In this purpose, VOSD has been implementing street children education project supported by ICCO-Netherlands in Barisal City Corporation areas with the objectives i) to raise the awareness among the street children, slum dwellers and their parents, ii) to develop their professional skills and knowledge, iii) to provide them supplementary food and shelter supports, iv) to provide risks free job for the poor street children, v) to provide hands on training on electric & electronics, plumbing, sewing & embroidery, box making, house wearing, block batik making, cooking & food processing, etc. vi) to provide primary education, etc. VOSD has been running 10 shelter based education centers for 300 street children in Barisal City Corporation areas from 2000 and already 3300 street children have been graduated, trained and placed in jobs. Even, 470 children have returned to their houses at villages and are now continuing educations.

Pre-Primary Education Program


VOSD feels education is the main important factor for all development activities. So, education gets top priority in every case of development affairs and VOSD started these activities since its inception in 1987. VOSD educates the targeted people in different ways to raise their level of understanding before starting any project activities and to eradicate illiteracy. VOSD has been working to establish pre-primary education programs in Dhaka, Barisal, Jhalakathi, Barguna, Faridpur, Chandpur, Laxmipur, Munshiganj, Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Sherpur, Bhola, Patuakhali, Pirojpur, Madaripur, Shariatpur, Tangail and some other districts of Bangladesh.   VOSD   established   435   pre-primary   education   centers,   which support 35,500 children (students) and 188 teachers. So far, 31,350 children have been made literate and school going. This education program has been supported by the DNFPE/Ministry of Education for adult education and BRAC. Participation in receiving pre-primary education increased day by day because of awareness raised for education. The percentage of the children (students): male 35% and female 65%. Programs have been taken to provide pre-primary education both for boys and girls, and also to ensure their 100% attendance at the education centers.