Mid Term Review of Shonglap Education Project Bangladesh - Operation Day’s Work (ODW)
Practices of deep rooted pervasive gender discrimination remain at large in Bangladesh. Females born into most families are still regarded as financial burdens and as a result receive lesser investment in their health care and education. In this context Strømme Foundation with its Partner Organizations and in collaboration with the community has developed the education programme called Shonglap. Shonglap is a 12 month programme, that basically includes 9 months with literacy, basic education and life skills training, and then 3 months of training in IGAs for unmarried school drop out adolescent (11- 19 years old) girls. Shonglap means “dialogue” in the Bangla language and this education programme is inspired by Freire’s Problem Posing and Critical Analytical approach. Shonglap program to capacitate the adolescent girls and boys that will empower them to recognize their rights and to become resourceful citizens. The Evaluation of Shonglap program became inevitable running on its 2.5 years for contributing in further improvement in implementation, coordination and sustainability emphasising differences between the partners – challenges as well as best practices. The data in the baseline and the existing indicators will be used as a starting point for this evaluation.