Empowering Female Students with Peace Building Skill

Empowering Female Students with Peace Building Skill

 

PROJECT TITLE                 :      Empowering Female Students with Peace Building Skill

GRANT NUMBER               :      No. 608000.09. DHK022

GRANT START DATE         :      September 1, 2019

GRANT END DATE             :      February 29, 2020

TARGET GROUP(S)            :      Female Students

ACTIVITY APPROACH       :      People to People Programming

DRIVER(S)                           :      Absence of Critical Thinking Skills

FUNDED UNDER               :      USAID Obirodh: Road to Tolerance Program

THEORY OF CHANGE

If female students from informal educational institutions gain enhanced knowledge & skills through classroom session on peacebuilding, leadership skill, and emotional intelligence then their improved skills and leadership capacity will make them more resilient against any negative influence and violent actions, because the improved intellectual capacity and leadership skills could help them to understand, identify and reject negative influence and violent actions.

ACTIVITY SUMMARY

This activity trained 25 female teachers of 20 informal institutions to help female Madrasha students to think critically about outside negative influencers, develop emotional intelligence skills and self-confident to understand, identify and reject negative and violent actions. Under this six-month-long project, CSDF developed a curriculum on peacebuilding and leadership skills, conduct two orientations for institutional personnel and one two-day long orientation on the curriculum for female teachers from informal institutions in Dhaka.

Targets vs Actual Achievements

SL

Name of activity

Target

Achievements

Remarks

1

Primary selection of  peer leader

40

40

—-

2

Selection of  Informal institutions

20

20

—-

3

Selection of  Institutional head

20

20

—–

4

Selection of Institutional representatives

20

20

—–

5

Selection of female students

400

400

—–

6

Project orientation program with institutional heads

20

19

Due to physical ailment, one participant was absent

7

Project orientation program with institutional representatives

20

20

—–

8

FGD and KII facilitator

1

1

9

Conducted FGD with students

6

6

A total participant was 49 students

10

Conducted KII with institutional heads

6

6

 

11

Completed partnership

26

26

12

Selection of  consultants for developing students’ course

5

—-

13

Prepared ToT module ( Download Link: English or Bangla)on Building Resilience of Female Students’ through Life Skills Development in Informal Institutions

1

1

—–

14

Curriculum Orientation of Building Resilience of Female Students’ through Life Skills Development in Informal Institutions

1

1

Among a total of 28 participants, 25 are direct beneficiaries and remaining are staffs of the project

LESSONS LEARNED

  • Intervention in Madrasha and female students, teachers and governing body for peacebuilding was an excellent learning;
  • Female Madrasha student, teachers and the management are interested to integrate with mainstream development; Students were very curious and excited; it was a good experience;
  • Building Resilience for peace is important and relevant development area. The approach was excellent;
  • Duration of the Project like this should not less than 12 months even it is a pilot project, otherwise, project feasibility could not be assessed.
  • Knowing Madrasha education system, their practices and process, the lifestyle of female Madrasha students, their vulnerability etc;
  • Strong coordination and communication between implementing partner and donor are key for successful, effective and efficient project management.