Education Program for Outcast Girls and Street Children
Under this Program, 7 centers have been opened–5 in Sirajgonj (3 for outcast girls and 2 for street children and 2 in Dhaka City (1 for slum girls who sell flowers and chocolates at the traffic junctions for their survival, and another 1 for street children)In Sirajgonj, dropout girls of outcast families were motivated and financially assisted to go back to school again. Apart from school tuition fees, they are also provided with a private tutor, school dress, books, etc. About 35 girls are on the role of this Program. Another 30 street urchins are provided with food and education in 2 centers in the afternoon. In the centers of Dhaka city, the above Programs have been replicated more or less (including one open sky class for street children where 90% of the enrolled students are street girls and 10% are boys). They are given general, technical and moral education. They are also provided with food and medical facilities, dress and toiletries.