The Project for Providing Bus Service for the Students and the Community Teachers in Bandarban District.
To support the students and community teachers of JAAGO Bandarban School residing in remote locations with school bus transportation facilities to and from the school.
In the Bandarban district, the JAAGO Foundation has completed a project that significantly improved the transportation situation for students and teachers of the JAAGO Foundation Bandarban School. The project aimed to make it easier for students to access education in this challenging region by providing a school bus facility.
The Bandarban district, located in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, posed difficulties in commuting due to its hilly terrain, making it hard for students to reach schools. As a result, the dropout rate of the region is high due to the long and arduous commutes. The JAAGO Foundation Digital School of Bandarban had 234 students, with around 150 living nearby and 84 living far away. Through this project, the school received a school bus from the Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh. This bus now transports 85 students and 11 teachers to and from the school on a daily basis and plans to accommodate more as the number of students grows.
The project’s outcome was evident as student attendance improved, dropout numbers decreased, and students had a safer and more convenient means of reaching school. This initiative positively affected both the students and the community, contributing to a more accessible and thriving educational environment in Bandarban.