Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– BRAC will build 400 boat schools for disadvantaged children in the remote flood plains of Bangladesh by 2014.
Educate A Child (EAC) is an initiative, recently launched by Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, the wife of the Emir of Qatar.
EAC will also provide funds for operation of BRAC’s 2,000 slum schools in urban areas. The announcement came at the World Innovation Summit on Education held in Doha, Qatar, on November 13-15, says a press release.
BRAC Founder and Chairperson Sir Fazle Hasan Abed and senior officials Asif Saleh and Dr Safiqul Islam were invited to the summit.
On October 22, Sheikha Moza inaugurated a BRAC boat school in Sunamganj and said the “floating school” was an innovative solution in the country’s marshlands where flood and poverty made normal schooling almost impossible.
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