Chevron Bangladesh and Save the Children celebrate 13 years of partnership


Chevron Bangladesh and Save the Children are celebrating their long partnership to promote access and improve basic educational outcomes for marginalized children through the SHIKHON program with an event titled “SHIKHON Tracer Study Dissemination Program and celebrating 13 years of partnership” at Lakeshore Hotel, Gulshan, Dhaka recently. – Press release

Chevron Bangladesh and Save the Children celebrated their long partnership to promote access and improve basic educational outcomes for marginalized children through the SHIKHON program with an event titled “SHIKHON Tracer Study Dissemination Program and celebrating 13 years partnership event” held at Lakeshore Hotel, Gulshan, Dhaka recently, a press release said.

Since 2008, Project SHIKHON, a collaboration between Chevron and Save the Children, has reached more than 21,000 people and provided access to primary education for more than 4,000 at-risk out-of-school children.

For the past 13 years, it has been an essential safety net and stepping stone to success for children in the region.

Under the project, abandoned and out-of-school children completed primary education (school readiness up to grade five) in non-formal primary education schools and made the transition to secondary schools as soon as possible. closer in sixth grade, and hard-to-reach marginalized children have completed a pre-primary component and grades I-III from early primary education centers or one-room schools and be equipped to transition into the education system national of Bangladesh from grade IV and above.

At the event, the findings of the Tracer study on the SHIKHON program were presented by Shah Shamim Ahmed, Associate Professor at the Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka.

Findings from the Tracer study on the Chevron-supported SHIKHON project found that the program improved access to cost-effective non-formal basic education for the hardest-to-reach children in targeted communities, improve the efficiency and quality of non-formal basic education services using a holistic approach. approaches for children to succeed in school and increased collaboration between the formal and non-formal primary sectors to promote the sharing and adoption of best practices.

The event was attended by Eric M Walker, President, Chevron Bangladesh, Shahin Islam, Project Manager, SHIKHON, Save the Children, Muhammad Imrul Kabir, Corporate Affairs Manager, Chevron Bangladesh, Md Abdul Halim, Director, Institute of Education and Research, Dhaka University, and Shah Shamim Ahmed, Associate Professor, Institute of Education and Research, Dhaka University, among others.

Chevron Bangladesh invests in activities and programs primarily focused on economic development, education and healthcare, reaching thousands of people in northeast Bangladesh.

As part of Chevron Bangladesh’s Quality Education Support Initiative, a scholarship campaign for high achieving disadvantaged students was launched in 2001.

In 2021, scholarships were awarded to 783 students in 23 schools. Also included are support for the salaries of additional teachers in some schools, an endowment fund, sports equipment, school furniture, sanitation facilities and tube wells to supply drinking water to some schools.

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