Education in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh
Local village communities in the Bandarban Hill Tracts of Bangladesh lack access to secondary schools and this lack of access leaves children with few options in terms of their future. We want to see them in better schools, with a safe place to stay while they are away from home, and will support the Bandarban Hills Churches of Christ educational hostel program. The hostel program relives their misfortune by ensuring these students are not without food and shelter which enables them to attend school.This program is open to all, irrespective of religion or gender.
The children are from the Bwam and Mru tribes. These communities of people are forest dwelling and live in the hill tracts. Ethnically they are difference to Bangladeshi and are subject to discrimination because of their ethnicity and not being Muslim.Their children face a very limited future without education, and would have few options outside of early marriage, young parenthood and non-cash employment.
2019-2022: Maintaining Hostels that provide children from rural and remote regions of the Chittagong Hill Tracts with accommodation and access to education.
2020-2021: Establishment of a new hostel in Ruma Town to replace on that is currently rented and subject to regular flooding.