Rotary Center Primary School, Korail Basti, Dhaka
Local Partner: Rotary Club of Gulshan       Years Funded: 2009-2020

Run by BACHAO’s local partner, the Rotary Club of Gulshan, this program is focused on providing primary education to the underprivileged children and literacy program for the working women of Korail Basti.  Over 50,000 people live in “Korail Basti” under sub-human conditions. Children and women are the worst sufferers.   This is an-going program of Rotary Club of Gulshan which began receiving funds from BACHAO in 2009.

With assistance from BACHAO, the program was:

  • Expanded to include a primary school up to Class 5 (Originally there were 70 underprivileged children enrolled in up to Class 3)
  • Increased enrollment in the women’s literacy program.  The literacy program now includes 50 working women of the Basti area.
  • Provided financial assistance for the outgoing students of primary school for higher studies in nearby formal schools.