Projects and Programs

Education Development Program (EDP)

The primary goal of the project to save the Urdu-speaking children from being lost as street children, as these children have been living in camps and deprived from their schooling. EDP is an Education Program of Al-Falah Bangladesh under its Project Community Development Center (CDC). The CDC was established in 2007 with the support from the local well wishers of the community to promote education and skill among the Urdu speaking camp dwellers in Bangladesh.
The General Education Systems in Bangladesh is divided into five level:
  • * Primary Level (years 1 to 5)
  • * Junior Level (years 6 to 8)
  • * Secondary Level (years 9 to 10)
  • * Higher Secondary Level (years 11 and 12)
  • * Tertiary Level (e.g.colleges, polytechnics & professional qualifications )
    • The objective of the EDP project is to encourage the community to focus on the General and Technical Education. In 2009-2010 a USA based organization Target International Grant Program (TIGP) under its corporate responsibility supported the CDC project of Al-Falah Bangladesh. From 2013 Target Foundation through United Way Worldwide (UWW), USA provided financial assistance for the project Education Development Program (EDP) of Al-Falah Bangladesh. Keeping in mind that education is the only key to social, cultural and economic development of young generation of the community, Al-Falah Bangladesh is committed to promoting education and skill development through Education Development Program (EDP). The organization updates its donors, well-wishers and the Government of Bangladesh about its achievements, failures and challenges (see annual report 2013 to 2016).

      Foundation Schools

      These schools were established on the basis of “Self-help education”. In these schools, teachers, mainly girl students are given scholarship to continue their own secondary or higher level studies and in lieu of the scholarships they provide teaching pre-primary education to batches of 20 to 30 children of 4-5 years age. The teachers prepare them for admission in Class 1 of the Primary Schools within the vicinity.

      Scholarship Program

      The project gives scholarships to student who studies in the Secondary, Higher Secondary and Graduation level of education. The sponsored students are also motivated to help the community by giving their voluntary service to improve the social status of the community.

      Skill development

      The CDC had established a Computer Class in Geneva Camp in the year 2007, when some well wishers of the community donated 5 second hand computers. The computer class started under 'self-helf skill development program'. Three sponsored student-instructors from the community conducted training courses. Being impressed with the policy and programs of Al-Falah Bangladesh, D.Net an NGO donated a total of 8 (eight) CPU to Al-Falah Bangladesh to run its computer class in 2010. This program only carried out in Geneva Camp, Mohammadpur.

      Al-Falah Model Clinic

      The Clinic was originally established by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 1972. From 1975 to 1984 a Mission NGO HEED Bangladesh run this clinic and handed over it to Al-Falah Bangladesh in 1985.Which managed to run this Clinic with local support until 1990. In 1991 ODA (Overseas Development Administration) of the British Government signed an Agreement with Al-Falah Bangladesh to provide financial and technical support for the Clinic. which continued its support to the Clinic up to 2000. After 10 years, the Al-Falah Model Clinic at Geneva Camp once again reorganized to serve the community who has no adequate access to health services like immunization of the children, family planning and maternity services.

      Health Services

      The Clinic in its limited resources delivers the following services to the community:
      • * Antenatal & Post Natal check-up;
      • * Child Immunization
      • * Limited Curative Services to mothers and children;
      • * Family Planning;
      • * Circumcision;
      • * Health Education;
      • * Referral Services
      For Immunization programs, the clinic receives free vaccines through Health Department of Dhaka City Corporation.

      Health Education

      4 sponsored students who are specially trained by the EDP provide health education to the community under an experienced supervisor. They organize meetings in field and clinic and disseminate information and education on the following subjects:
      • Personal Hygiene, Safe Motherhood and risk at home delivery;
      • Breast Feeding, Extended Program of Immunization (EPI), Maternal and Child Nutrition, Worm Infection, Night Blindness, Skin Diseases, ART, Diarrheal Disease and ORS;
      • Family Planning; RTI (Reproductive Tract Infections), STI, HIV/AIDS.