Basic Education for Hard to Reach Urban Working Children Project

TMSS is operating ‘Basic Education for Hard to Reach Urban Working Children (BEHTRUWC) Project (2nd Phase)’ to provide quality life-skills based basic education and livelihood skills to the urban working children and advocacy with the national stakeholders to improve environment for working children. Non-formal education and skill development trainings have been provided to the hazardous working children through multipurpose centers in this project so that they can develop their potentiality as well as their capacity. The project is funded by the Bureau of Non-formal Education (BNFE) of the Government of Bangladesh, CIDA, SIDA and UNICEF. The duration of the project is 5 years and 4 months from 01-07-2006 to 30-10-2011.

Objective: The objective of this project is to enhance life options of the urban working children and adolescents to access their rights to education, protection, development and participation.

Target beneficiaries: The Target beneficiaries of this project are the working children and adolescents who have no option to take education due to poverty and who dropped out from the schools. Total 8725 hazardous working children got life skill based education through 349 learning centers.

Main activities of this project: To provide quality non-formal, life-skills-based basic education (ages from 9 to 14 years); Advocate at City and National levels for education, social and economic policies in favor of working children and their families and for protecting children from hazardous working environment; Increase awareness of all relevant stakeholders to act in favor of progressive elimination of child labor.

Area Coverage: TMSS is operating this project in 9 wards of Chittagong metropolitan city and 3 Unions of Sitakunda Upazilla.

Major Achievements: Children have completed their basic education and Parents of working children are now conscious about their children’s education, Drop out of learners decreased. Children are now more interested to join regular schools. Local elites, parents, guardians and employers are aware on issues related to education, child rights, child labor and hazardous work.

Office Location

Office Address

Head Office     :

631/5, West Kazipara, Mirpur-10, Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh

Phone : +88-02-55073530, 55073586, 55073540, 9013659

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TMSS Foundation Office     :

Rangpur Road, Thengamara, Bogura-5800, Bangladesh

Telephone: (+88051) 78569, 78975

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