We have realized that the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has come a long way in its 6th and partial 7th Five Year Plan. This ‘Transformation Center’ is the incarnation of the West Dhaka project to work as a partner of the government to implement the government’s objectives for public welfare and development. Our objectives are in line with the development, philosophy and goals of the 7th Five Year Plan of the Government of Bangladesh. The distinguishing feature of SIM is the inclusion of skilled and experienced domestic and foreign workers in their respective fields in all the development activities of the organization. Through these trained foreign workers, the organization can maintain integrity in achieving its development goals as well as playing an effective role in achieving the long-term development goals of the government. Our work is to work at the doorsteps of experienced people through the ‘Transformation Center’ West Dhaka project in the area. The work of each program will identify the main needs of the people of the area first and are playing a role in improving the quality of life of the person by improving the personal skills of the experienced people. We are conducting a few programs below to implement the objectives of the 7th Five Year Plan of each program or center. All the work undertaken by this project is done by S.I.M. Work is being done to increase the economic, social, social status of the people and moral development of the people by organizing in accordance with the principles of the constitution and donor agencies of Bangladesh, moral and values and complying with the local laws of Bangladesh. Below is a description of the content of our work:
Primary Education: We are working to provide opportunities to the students who have dropped out, used to study in the village, but stop studying in Dhaka, work and roam around, and the extreme poor people living in the suburbs, who live in slums, to study for the second time. In the future, they can continue to read.
Coaching classes for weak students: To arrange coaching for children who do not understand studies well in the class and are weak in the class. Through these coaching classes, work is done to increase the quality of their education.
Vocational Training: Through this program, the youth and women are to improve the quality of life through tailor and sewing training programs and make them self-reliant. Their status in the society should increase. We are working towards this goal. So far, the 4th batch has been completed. The 5th batch will begin.
Electric: We have a plan to teach electric work to children who don’t work, move around, stop studying, and have completed fifth grade from our school so that they can be self-reliant. They can live with dignity in society.
Community Health: Health awareness, disease prevention and primary health treatment activities are carried out to the people of the work area. Free medical camps were arranged. Distribution of free worm tablets 2 times every year.
Speech Therapy: Children who are neglected and disabled in the society are served through speech therapy so that they can increase the dignity of the society and communicate with everyone.
Spoken English Training: This project is conducted to train the participants of the course to speak English language as the need to speak English in the country’s government businesses, children going abroad, or industrial factories is increasing day by day. All English courses of SIM will be conducted by teachers whose mother tongue is English. That’s why our Spoken English course in Bangladesh is impeccable.
TC-Faridpur Spoken English Program
Our commitment is to provide English instruction of high quality, so that students will be able to learn English that is current and applicable to today’s real world. English has become known as the intern-ational language. It is becoming more and more important to be able to speak English fluently in many sectors of society such as government, business, education, and factories. Every effort will be made to focus on reaching those in strategic roles in Bangladesh with our instruction – for example: teachers, doctors, medical students, nurses, university staff and students, government employees, NGO workers, and technical training institutions. SIM-BD’s Spoken English training is conducted by teachers whose mother language is English. (In the event that a native English speaker cannot be recruited but a teacher whose standard of English is close to that of a native English speaker is available, SIM-BD reserves this right to make this substitution.) Participants receive our teaching at low cost
We offer two types of educational activities:
Spoken English Courses : Students register for modules and will be grouped according to ability level. Some of the courses are based on books such as those by Oxford University Press. Other courses are based on discussion topics from current events or speaking topics such as those on the IELTS exam. Modules last 1-3 months. Emphasis is on listening comprehension and speaking English. Final exams will be written or oral. Former students may sign up for further modules, thus some of the students can be returnees; others are new.
English Seminars : These will be offered to groups as an introduction to our Spoken English program. During each seminar, topics will be presented according to the ability level of the audience. An asse-ssment may be done in order to plan for a future class. Other sessions will present pertinent topics such as “Proper Use of Social Media”. It is an opportunity for students to decide if they want to take a course with our program or not. Another possibility for English seminars is when a group from abroad visits Faridpur. This is an excellent opportunity for local groups to learn about English language and culture.
SALAM Training Center (STC)
Mechanical training Projects by Local name SALAM Training Center (STC) to train disadvantaged young man to become productive members of their families, fellowships, and communities and Country. Bangladesh governments have a plan for unskilled people to make skilled. Their result becomes beneficial for both people and for the country. This is accomplished through vocational training that results in marketable skills for all graduates, and through moral training that results in transformed lives of integrity, service to the communities. A new batch of 20-24 students are admitted every year and course start with a four trade’s together beginning of the year.
Although the Center is located in a large industrial suburb of Dhaka city, the students are encouraged to return to their home areas to practice their new trade. By training young underprivileged men who would have found it very difficult to gain a trade skill, STC is bringing hope to many families across the country of Bangladesh. The main areas of focus are currently Motorcycle Mechanics and Electric Wiring.
STC was started in 1980, and since its inception has equipped 350 young men with mechanical and technical skills.
SIM Bangladesh wants to initiate sustainable change in society, where our development work results in an impact that continues after we leave. SIM Bangladesh has learned from decades of experience in Bangladesh to target those development objectives that help the most needy, that produce long term change and that align with the priorities of the government of Bangladesh. Covering the needs of destitute women, early education of slum and drop-out children, vocational training, sports and music, spoken English and arsenic-free drinking water, SIM Bangladesh runs a wide range of programs in eight districts of the country.
SIM Bangladesh is a team of national and foreign workers who seek to serve this country with honesty and dedication and without bias to any particular community.
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