BRAC Education Programme (BEP)

Programme overview

 BEP Programme is running since 1985. BEP complements government effort to achieve the
SDG goal 4 through its interventions in Early Childhood Education (ECD), pre-primary,
primary, secondary and lifelong learning. BEP is offering non-formal primary education to
children who have dropped out of schools or never been to schools, and then expanding that
to create a full system of educational opportunities from early education to adolescence,
focusing particularly on girls from disadvantaged areas. Our low-cost, scalable schooling
model and range of complementary services have made us the world’s largest secular
private education sector provider. Geographically BEP covers 60 districts.
To meet the country’s aspiration for affordable quality education, BEP categorized its
activities into three broad approaches. The three categories are i) Social Enterprise ii) Cost
Sharing and iii) Grant based. The variation of these interventions are basically the services
provided and target population. BEP is currently remodeling its established one room non-
formal school concept into a sustainable one by reshaping its quality, pedagogy and
infrastructure. BEP targets to reach 3.31 million people.


 BEP is directly serving 1 million students in Bangladesh through its early childhood
education (ECD), BRAC Pre- Primary and Primary Schools including Shishu Niketon, formal
Secondary Schools and Adolescent Development Programme. Its interventions like school
operations, Gonokendro, Support to Mainstream Secondary, Advancing BRAC Graduate
(ABG) programme have supported BEP to reach 3.16 million beneficiaries including
students, adolescents and community people.

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