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ROSC Components

  • Ananda School Program
  • Pre-Vocational Skill Training
  • Urban Slum Children Education Program (USCEP)
  • Children Domestic Worker Education Program
  • Reading Skill Developments

Ananda School Program:

ROSC-2 was launched in 2013 with a view to attract the dropped out children of the disadvantaged community for completion of primary education in improvised learning centers known as Ananda Schools. Apart from providing education allowance to the learners, grants are provided for hiring of school compounds, uniform, education materials etc. The learning centers are managed by the community of which the teacher is a part. IER of Dhaka University is a partner agency in providing training to the teachers and training coordinators to ensure quality education. MIS Cell of LGED is entrusted with the task of validation and data management while Sonali Bank is the banker of the project for disbursement of fund. The project had pilot components of Urban slum Children Education Program, pre-vocational training for ROSC graduates, reading skills development and child domestic workers education.

Number of LCs and Students
ROSC II project started implementation in January 2013 in 148 Upazilas including 48 Upazilas continued from ROSC-I. The project established 20,356 Learning Centers and enrolled 690,206 students which are very close to DPP targets.

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After phasing out of 2010 and 2011 LCs in 2014 and 2015 respectively, the project support under the rural program now continues to 310,987 students of 11,162 LCs in 123 Upazilas as shown in Table-2 below. Average number of students retained in the running LCs is 27.9

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Completion of Primary Education by ROSC students
One important achievement of the ROSC project is that about one lakh (98,211) students passed primary school completion examination from 2009 to 2012 during ROSC-I which was 61% of the students appeared the exam. During ROSC-II, another 45,763 students passed the exam in two years which is 88% of the students appeared. Pass rate improved continuously from 43% in 2009 to 92% in 2015. Without ROSC project, these one and half lakh children would have remained uneducated.

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ROSC - Reaching Out-of-School Children

Contact Details

Telephone:(02) 55074925
Email: info@rosc-bd.com
Website: www.rosc-bd.org

Reaching Out-of-School Childreen (ROSC) Phase-II
Directorate of Primary Education
Mirpur-2, Dhaka-1216
BANGLADESH