Primary purpose of the Literacy Program is to educate learners from underprivileged families, to help them escape generational poverty. Three like-minded organizations agreed to take on this project. Old Placidian Association(OPA), Foundation to Support Education Worldwide (FSEW), USA and Worldwide Education Fund of The Dallas Foundation(WEF), USA.
Under the agreement WEF, FSEW and OPA are collaborating to enhance the Literacy Program, by providing advisory services and funding needed to expand the current program.
Currently, OPA administers a Literacy Program through 5th grade for 250 marginalized boys in Chittagong, Bangladesh. There is a need to expand the program beyond 5th standard to 10th standard.
WEF envisions to work jointly with FSEW and OPA to:
• Upgrade the existing program from 5th grade to 10th grade.
• Raise funds required for the expansion over next five years.
• Receive support (financial, volunteer) from the St. Placid’s Alumni in North America.
ABOUT OUR PARTNERS
OLD PLACIDIAN ASSOCIATION (OPA)
Old Placidian Association (OPA) is a group of successful alumna of St. Placid’s School, Chittagong, Bangladesh. The members of OPA share a common vision to reconnect with their roots and give back to their community.
FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT EDUCATION WORLDWIDE (FSEW), USA
Foundation to Support Education Worldwide (FSEW), USA is a non–profit organization supporting educational activities and infrastructure in underdeveloped parts of the world, specifically in the remote mountainous regions of Central Asia.