Education is prosperity, as children are leader of tomorrow. To give delivery of skillful and courteous human-resources, education and child development are essentially needed in supplementary aspects, which vibrate enrichment. In the third world, education is much expensive for the underprivileged society, wherein children are not exactly kept into fulfilment of basic-necessities. Education and child development program, a pragmatic and distinguished program amongst the munificent activities of SSS, has got implementation with significant role from the very beginning.
The vision of education and child development program of SSS: to expand universal education towards decent employment, build up well-educated nation and ensure normal growth of the disadvantaged group of children of all strata.
SSS-Poura Ideal High School
The history behind the today SSS-Poura Ideal High School is—the organization, since the initiation-stage, fastened magnitude to implement education and child development activities, overtly in 1994 development for the children and adolescents from dislodged and destitute families got emphasize in the working collocation of SSS. Earnestly, to reform the ethnic minorities (Horijan, Rabidas and Chawhan communities), the organization started up Ideal Primary School in Horijan Palli of Tangail Sadar in 1995, which turned into full-fledged primary school financed by Terre-des Hommes (TdH) Netherlands in 1999. After that, it traversed a long-path keeping education, culture and development activities in action. Following this sequence, SSS-Poura Ideal High School, a three-storied edifice ornamented with ultra-modern furniture and instruments was established in Tangail in 2015. Apart from Horijan, Rabidas and Chauhan communities, the school provides education opportunities to the mainstream children and adolescents. (Mentioned, the donor organization stopped to finance to the school since 2015)
At present, some 549 students from play-group to class-ten are studying in the school, of them, 184 students (boys: 92 and girls: 92) are from Horijan, Rabidas and Chauhan communities, 44 (boys: 22 and girls: 22) from the brothel near the school and 321 (boys: 172 and girls: 149) under the main stream society.
Information on Student under SSS-Poura Ideal High School
SSS Sonar Bangla Children Home
In 1999, the organization, to rescue and rehabilitation the children and adolescents belonging to the sex workers, came to establish SSS Sonar Bangla Children Home on 9.5 acre land (owned by the organization). It is situated in the village Kuijbari of Mogra union under Tangail Sadar and financed by TdH-Netherlands till 2015. The goal of the program comprise the develop and set up the children belonging to the sex-workers pursuing a well-defined discipline and education.
The organization affords the children with the opportunities of residence, food, clothing, education, healthcares etc at-no-cost. Along with, they also get the facilities of job and marriage under the guardianship of the organization. The children receive training and exercise on dance, singing, karate, recitation, acting, and the rest under an experienced cultural team. It is pertinent to state, the donor organization did not continue to finance the project.
As on 30 June 2021, there are 74 students in the home, wherein 33 are boys and 41 girls. Of them, 49 students read in primary, in secondary, 14 in higher secondary and university levels. Likewise, 24 students got married and 27 were employed into jobs under the responsibility of SSS.
Information on Students under SSS Sonar Bangla Children Home
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Education for Domestic Children
From the cordial mindset for children development, SSS embarked on Education for Domestic Children to impart education, preserve rights and ensure improvement of those children in 1999. For some money or foods, many of the children come from the ultra-poor families are obliged to engage themselves in houshold work of well-off families. There are a total of 10 education centers, 250 students and 25 female teachers (25 students and one teacher per center) in Tangail Sadar under the project. The children get lesson from class-one to class-five levels two hours per day following the primary education curriculum. They also receive training on cooking, household work, cleanliness etc. It is rational to mention, the donor organization brought to an end financial support to the project since 2016. In 2020-21, the centers were kept in shutdown because of COVID-19 pandemic.
Information on Students under SSS Education for Domestic Children
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SSS TVET Institute
The organization established SSS Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Institute to impart technical and vocational training to the unemployed young people and create employment financed by Terre des Hommes-Netherlands in 2011. It is situated in the village Pachh Bikramhati near Tangail Town. Young people of class eight passed can receive technical and vocational training and education for one year on five trades under the institute. The trades include: Automobile and Mechanical, Welding and Machinist, Electronics and Electrical, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning and Plumbing and Construction. Cited, the donor organization broke off the financial assistance to the project in 2016, but the organization continues it energetically.
The special characteristics of the institute are below:
- Providing the students with free-of-cost training, instrument and textbooks with scholarship.
- The number of seats for each trade is 15.
- Making linkages with the employers manage jobs.
- Encouraging and building up skill to create self-employment.
- Disbursing credit for both self and overseas employments.
As on 30 June 2021, the institute has provided training to 616 youths. Of them, 479 people were employed in the country and 22 in the abroad.
Skill for Employment Investment Program (SEIP)
To create employment through achieving skill, SSS launched Skill for Employment Investment Program financed by PKSF and implemented by SSS TVET Institute in January 2016. Unemployed youngsters belonging to the poor families under the group-members of credit program are the beneficiary of it. There are 15 trades under this training program and time boundary for each trade lies on three to six months counting on the nature of trade. The minimum qualification of being included this training is class five pass, but in the case of some special trades at least SSC pass required and age-limit at least 15.
Main objectives of the program include:
- Imparting training to target people on self and wage-employment free-of-cost.
- Providing requisite supports in favor of entering job market.
- Ensuring appropriate employment after receiving training.
Till to date, a total of 50 youths got training under SEIP, among them, 17 youths got jobs.
SSS Non-Government Polytechnic Institute
As a part of wholesome enrichment, SSS Non-Government Polytechnic Institute, approved by Bangladesh Technical Education Board (code: 54282) opened up a new chapter in the length of activities of the organization activities in the end of 2017. The institute is placed at Panchh Bikramhati (one kilometer to the north from Rabna Bypass) of Tangail Sadar, which offers the opportunity to get admission in Diploma in Electrical, Civil, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning and Automobile engineering courses, bearing the feature—four-storied modern building, eye-catching campus, lab-based education, scholarship for the meritorious students, job opportunity, experienced and high qualified faculty members and 50 seats per subject. As on 30 June 2021, some 114 students are studying in the institute.
Students under SSS Non-Government Polytechnic Institute
|Subject||Duration||No. of Seat||No. of Student (in 2020-21)||Cumulative Students (on 30 June 2021)|
|Refrigeration and Air Conditioning||4 Years||50|
Sports and Cultural Program
SSS always boots up socioeconomic development welcoming activities, homogeneous to sports and cultures fostering efforts in various ways. In June 2017, the organization identically upgraded cultural and sports program implementing in Tangail Sadar with financial supports from PKSF. The students belonging to the institutes under Tangail District are the prime beneficiaries of the program. The magnificent activities under the program are described below:
Cultural Activities: drawing, debating, recitation, quiz, patriotic songs, folksongs etcetera competitions and well practice of folks and indigenous cultures along with martial arts.
Sports Related Activities: arranging badminton, cricket, football, handball, volleyball, chess, Ha-du-du, swimming, race, cycling and other traditional sports.
To build up a sensible society and advanced nation through developing physical and psychical health of teen-and-preteen, SSS took up initiative to keep into the adolescence program in operation in the Upazillas under the Tangail District, financed by PKSF in 2019. Under the program, five school-forums with 30 members among the students of the high schools and six clubs with 30 members among the 10-19 aged adolescents were formed. Of them, two are girls clubs and four boys clubs. The activities of the program are on:
- Morality and social consciousness development.
- Adolescent Healthcare.
- Skill and Leadership Development.
- Cultural Functions.
In 2020-21, the program organized a total of 107 events for 3,100 participants.
Casting the children and adolescents into self-defense and reliance, SSS has been imparting karate training since its inception. The students of Sonar Bangla Children Home and Poura Ideal High School, as the main beneficiary of the program and being patronized by the organization, who bring about the glory and appreciation by participating in different national and international karate competitions.
Up to now, they took part in 12 competitions at national and international levels and ensured glorious position as well. They secured 47 gold, 32 silver, 55 bronze medals, and so on as well as certificates from the competitions.
Scholarship Program, one of the conspicuous interventions of SSS toward the excelling up opulence in the line of forming a civil society, where in education and dexterous manpower is available, but poverty and financial imparity are the great impediment to the way of extending education. The organization, as a vital parameter of building up skilled human-resources, has been distributing scholarship since 2000. As of recent, SSS provides four categories of scholarship, which are: SSS-Naga Scholarship, Regular Scholarship, At-a-time Scholarship and Special Scholarship.
In 2020-21, SSS provided scholarships of Tk. 09 lac to 150 students, and till to date the organization distributed Tk. 4.20 crore as scholarship.