Education

Connectivity for Climate Action

Connectivity for Climate Action

Friendship School students in char areas to get virtual exchange programme with European counterparts Friendship launched a project connecting its secondary school students from remote river island communities in Bangladesh with their counterparts 8,000km away in the...

Empowered for a Brighter Future

Empowered for a Brighter Future

External review finds Friendship Education Program to be replicable globallyCode of Ethics component to provide inspiration for national curriculum reviewEducation Minister invites Friendship to replicate its schools in her constituency After running primary and...

Listen to the women

Listen to the women

A prescription for pragmatic disaster risk reduction solutions On October 10, ahead of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, Friendship brought together grassroots actors in disaster management together with the Honourable Minister for Disaster Management...

My School is in my Home

My School is in my Home

As schools remain shut, Friendship’s digital lessons are shared nationally by Niamh Rowe Currently, due to COVID-19, 50% of students across the world are learning from home. At the virus’s peak in April, that figure stood at 90%, impacting 1.8 billion students,...

Swept Away

Swept Away

A whole village disappears under water, yet the community continues its schooling. Mamotaz Begum’s village is at the bottom of the river. Where there were once homes of some 350 families, among lush corn and paddy fields, vegetable gardens, a mosque, shops—only the...

Akhi: Wise Beyond Her Years

Akhi: Wise Beyond Her Years

Twelve-year-old Akhi is a student at one of Friendship’s secondary schools. She is one of five children in a family living in the chars of Bangladesh.  Since her mother stays at home to take care of the house and children, the burden of earning household income...

I got an A+

I got an A+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTaWRBQef6g Results time has traditionally been a time for celebrations at Friendship schools, since our students are used to outperforming their peers around the country in spite of their relatively underprivileged circumstances. “The...

Socrates in School – an ethical education

Socrates in School – an ethical education

Artwork by 10-year-old Samima, student of a Friendship Learning Centre in the Rohingya refugee camps. Building people with character is core to strengthening the future of our planet by Claire Hamid Many of us learn ethics simply through the inevitable turbulence of...