It is widely recognized that education is the key to overall development of a nation. It plays a pivotal role to change the lives of the people. Under its education program, MSS has been running Non Formal Primary Education program and MedhaBikashUdyog (Merit Nurture Initiative) respectively since 2006 and 2005.
Albeit Bangladesh has made much progress over the past decades by increasing primary school enrolment—yet many school age (6-10 years) children are still out of schools because of poverty which is also responsible for irregular attendance and dropout. Urban poverty also grips similar problem. These children need be given education under Non-Formal Primary Education program that aims to free Bangladesh from the curse of illiteracy.
MSS under its social services program launched 6 Non-Formal Primary Education School in 2006 in slum areas of Dhaka City and its adjacent area. Currently, 5 NFPE schools are being run.
Making access to education of the underserved urban children who are out of the mainstream of education
Create opportunities to get admission into mainstream education
Contribute to increase national literacy rate making a linkage between formal and non-primary education system
Location of the schools: Korail and Mirpur
Students’ enrollment: Class- I to Class- IV
School hours: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Teach students following the government course curriculum
Arrange 6 monthly examinations to see the progress of the students
Collect books from Thana Education Office & distribute among the students
Provide assistance to graduates to get admission into government primary schools
MSS has been providing scholarship to the meritorious children of its WCP under Medha Bikash Udyog (Merit Nurture Initiative) program since 2005 with a view to inspire and support them towards completion of their education. Since the beginning of the program in 2005, until 2019 an amount of Tk. 14,887,800 has been awarded scholarship to 1865 students from Junior School Certificate to Masters Level including Medical/Engineering for their outstanding academic achievements.