Furniture for a New Classroom Building
Our partner in this project, Moanoghar, was founded in 1974 by a group of Buddhist monks to provide shelter to children of Bangladesh's Chittagong Hill Tracts affected by conflict or living in remote areas. Today Moanoghar School provides free or highly subsidized education to about 1,250 disadvantaged children from different ethnic indigenous communities of this rural, mountainous region; more than 700 of the students live on campus in twelve residential hostels. The Chittagong Hill Tracts is the poorest region in Bangladesh and has the country's highest dropout rates, especially among girls. Despite serving a largely impoverished and rural student population, Moanoghar is among the best-performing schools in the region.
This project will fund the purchase of much-needed furniture and equipment for a new classroom building at Moanoghar. This grant will fund the purchase of chairs and desks, whiteboards, computers, printers, a camera and photocopier, and shelving and storage racks. While most of the furniture and equipment will be used for the new school building, some items, including the PCs and laptops, the photocopier, and sound equipment, will be used throughout the school. New project