Educating Children For A Better Future
For over thirty years, the Gulshan Literacy Programme (GLP) Foundation has been providing free and quality education to marginalized children in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Without access to education, most of these disadvantaged children would otherwise be engaged in the labour market, often risking their health and lives. Due to their vulnerable economic background, the risk of school dropout rate is also very high.
GLP currently runs two schools in urban Dhaka - one in Mirpur and another in Badda – with about 450 children. The schools follow the Bangladesh national curriculum with an emphasis on developing English language skills. Since 2012, 85% of the graduating Grade 8 students achieved A grades in the public board examinations. Since 2011, GLP schools have had 100% pass records, with no failures. The success rates have been impressive as close to 100% graduating students continue their education by enrolling in local secondary educational institutions.
Who We Are
Gulshan Literacy Programme (GLP) Foundation was established by expatriates in 1985. GLP, is a non profit organization, providing education to the marginalized children of urban Dhaka, Bangladesh. GLP fully relies on private contributions to fulfill the Foundation’s mission to provide education as a life changing opportunity for disadvantaged children. GLP is registered with the Social Welfare Directorate under the Joint Stock Companies and Firms, Bangladesh.
What We Do
GLP operates two schools from Kindergarten to Grade 8. There are two campuses: one in Badda (GLP-1) and one in Mirpur-1 (GLP-2) with approximately 230 students in each campus. The schools run in two shifts (8:00 am to 11:30 am and 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm). Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 25 students. There is a principal for each school with a total of 15 full-time teachers. GLP enjoys a high retention rate among their faculty and students. Most of the full-time teachers have been with GLP for many years, some of them for over fifteen years. Students retention rate is almost 90%.