Currently NABIC is supporting 15 Computer Literacy Centers in 15 different educational institutions across Bangladesh. From May 2019 to April 2020, 622 students have completed their CLC graduation from the 15 supported CLCs. Additionally, all of these schools hold their regular (Government curriculum) computer classes in the NABIC established Computer Literacy Lab. Thus many more students are benefitted from the NABIC established computer literacy labs.
Since 2009, NABIC has donated 11 SCRs nationwide. Dnet visited all the SCRs during the reporting year, and found them in praiseworthy use. Schools conduct digitally assisted classes using the SCRs. Every school has been provided with a CD containing lesson plans and the teaching material of nine different textbooks covering four main subjects. These contents are used frequently in classrooms and the teachers find it very useful. They also compile audio‐visual and PowerPoint presentations from internet and create their own contents when needed. The table below shows the number of beneficiaries reached this year using the 11 SCRs. This year, 7,943 students have had the opportunity to receive instructions in the SCRs, where about 39.93 percent were girls
So far $126K was provided to support this program.
Since 2010 NABIC provided $ 27 K for sports equipment in rural girls’ schools. NABIC has been supporting this project through its local partner, Karmirhath. This helped students, making these schools more attractive to the children.
NABIC in collaboration with Dhaka Ahsania Mission established “Center for Ethics Education” at the campus of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST) to systematically study issues related to ethics and its application in Bangladesh. The aim is to develop curriculum, courses, training programs, workshop, seminars and other public awareness campaigns to uplift the ethical condition of Bangladesh. NABIC committed to providing 50% of the cost, $200K in 4 years. So NABIC has provided $158K for this center.
Having started its formal journey in January 2018, the Center for Ethics Education (CEE) has come a long way trying to fulfill its mission. The Center has conducted quite a large number of ethics sessions in different educational institutions including school, college, and university. Around 500 students in 2018 and 825 (up to March) in 2019 have participated in these programs. In addition to the classroom sessions, the Center has organized seminars, workshops, training, and meetings on ethical standard and behaviors.
Since 2008 NABIC has been providing funding to Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS) to cover the travel expenses for young scientists attending the conference of Nobel Laureates in Landau, Germany and travel grant for Bangladeshi students participating in the ACM-ICPC finals. NABIC support science education and research among the young scientists of Bangladesh. So far NABIC provided $106K as travel grants of $10,000 to the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences.
In 2019 with the NABIC fund of $10K group from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology has participated in the ACM-ICPC finals. Also, 4 young professors & researchers participated 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.