iEARN-BD, Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Quality education and training in technology for underprivileged children

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880 1674 98 32 45

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Janata Housing, Mirpur-1, Dhaka

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Monday to Friday

About Us

The smallfoot story

The idea of Smallfoot came from Shitab Daiyan Akash, a student of Notre Dame College in the beginning of 2012. He discussed it with his friend Gulshan Jubaed Prince, a student of BRAC University and started to develop the idea. Soon Isbat, Monzu, Zawad, Ishmam, Tausif, Ahnaf, Bonny, and many others joined in and started supporting the project. In one year, all these people started giving input for Smallfoot and finally in January 27, 2013, the first class of Smallfoot Elementary School was held. The students of the first batch were chosen from the locality of Janata Housing in Mirpur, a densely populated corner of Dhaka city. Announcements about Smallfoot were made and it started its journey with 8 students in a single room.With the support of YES Alumni Bangladesh from 2013, Smallfoot is running as a youth driven project.

 

Who we serve

Smallfoot is an initiative to educate underprivileged children, with a unique model that uses volunteerism, crowd funding and technological expertise. All the students of Smallfoot are from slum dwelling families, with lowest economic situation and with no means to send them to school. Therefore, most Smallfoot students have almost no prior primary knowledge required to enroll at a regular school with the students of their age group.

Upon enrollment in Smallfoot the students study with its volunteer teachers for a significant period of time, to prepare the knowledge base necessary to receive admission into a regular school. Upon completion of the knowledge base, the students are enrolled in the classes they were supposed to study in according to their age, and simultaneously continue training with the instructors, albeit in subjects that are not taught in their new school, such as technology usage, leadership, moral studies, Advanced Spoken English, etc. All the expenses incurred in the new school starting from uniform, books, stationeries to tuition fees are paid by Smallfoot administration, who in turn collects the money through various crowd funding schemes.

Our Goal

The goal of the Smallfoot founders is to ensure 12 years of school education for its children, completely free of cost, so they may avail tertiary education and become contributing members of the society they live in. The simultaneous Smallfoot training along with their regular school study, aims to develop them as individuals of high moral caliber and leadership skills, with the hope that they would help educate the next generation of Smallfoot children. “To remove poverty by education”, is a dream shared by its founders, and Smallfoot is racing towards that dream with its volunteers, supporters, and most importantly its students.