GSS which means ‘organization for extending support to people’ was set up in rural and urban areas of Bangladesh. It started its activities by organizing and mobilizing agricultural laborers in 14 villages of Khulna district in southwestern Bangladesh. Over time, it grew into a national-level NGO that conceived and implemented development interventions in more than 47 districts across Bangladesh.
The GSS Quality Education Program incorporates curriculum and material development, teacher education and training, learner assessment, supervision, monitoring of individual learner performance and research. It also provides an institutional base that helps build capacity of other providers and influence the quality of teaching and learning in mainstream schools. GSS provides a comprehensive primary education system consisting of 700 primary schools practicing child centered active teaching and learning.
Through its partnership with EAC, the GSS Education for Out of School Children (OOSC) in the Bangladesh project will re-launch 575 unused schools to provide primary education to a total of 104,700 out of school children. It will also strengthen and develop the overall communications, documentation and management capacity of the GSS Quality Education Program.
For more information of this EAC implementing partner, please visit the GSS website.
In partnership with EAC, the GSS Education for Out of School Children Project addresses the barriers to education faced by low income families and children living in rural, remote area and in urban slums of Bangladesh through low cost primary education using active learning techniques.