Implementing Partner


Through the use of boat schools and single classroom urban schools, BRAC is working in partnership with EAC to increase access to education for children living in hard to reach areas of Bangladesh’s Haor flood plain, and in the slums of Bangladesh’s cities.


Founded in 1972, BRAC is a Bangladeshi development organization dedicated to alleviating poverty by empowering the poor to bring about change in their own lives. Today, BRAC is present in 11 countries and reaches more than 100 million beneficiaries.

Through its low-cost education programs, BRAC offers: 

  • Non-formal pre-primary and primary education,
  • Support to formal schools,
  • Programs for adolescents, and
  • Free community learning centers.

In Bangladesh, BRAC currently operates 23,000 schools across all 64 districts and has approximately 700,000 students enrolled. BRAC focuses its efforts on enrolling children not currently served by government primary schools or private schools. It focuses particularly on those children from very poor and marginalized families.

EAC and BRAC have partnered to enroll 13,000 children over six years, into primary schools on purpose-built boats in Bangladesh’s Haor basin flood plain. The partnership will also enroll 62,000 out of school children in urban slums in and around the Bangladesh cities of Dhaka, Sylhet, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barisal, Rangpur, Jessore, Mymensingh, Commilla, Gajipur and Norsingdi. Together the two projects seek to enroll 75,000 children.

For more information about this EAC Implementing Partner, please visit BRAC’s website.


BRAC Urban Slums Schools

BRAC Urban Slums Schools

With the support of EAC co-funding, BRAC is establishing 2,000 single classroom schools in the urban slums of Bangladesh in order to enroll 62,000 children who are currently out of school into quality primary education programs.
Boat Schools for Rural Children

Boat Schools for Rural Children

EAC and BRAC are working in Bangladesh through the use of boat schools to break down the barriers that children face to accessing education in disaster prone and remote rural areas, where households are constrained due to challenging geographies and the negative consequences of extreme weather.