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  • Title: Underprivileged Children's Educational Programs || UCEP - Bangladesh ||
    Descriptive info: .. HOME.. Introduction.. Evolution of UCEP.. UCEP Approach.. Program.. IGV education.. Technical Education.. Employment Support Services.. CSE Credit.. Child & Woman Rights Advocacy.. Achievements.. Impact Sustainability.. Success Stories.. Target Group.. Future Plan.. Picture Gallery.. About UCEP.. Transforming Underprivileged Children into Productive Human Resource.. Underprivileged Children s Educational Programs, UCEP-Bangladesh is working with the distressed urban working children.. Starting in 1972 at the Dhaka University premises with only 60 students, it is now a hub of over 42 thousand working children striving to inculcate marketable skills and provide employment support service through general education and vocational training in close collaboration with industries and employers throughout Bangladesh.. The main objective of UCEP programs is to improve the socio-economic status of the urban poor and support industrial growth by generating skilled manpower.. UCEP has global reputation for its unique model of human resource development.. UCEP s success has enabled it to be listed twice in the UN ESCAP s Compendium of Centers of Excellence in HRD Research and Training..  ...   Chittagong.. Ambagan Region.. Graduates List of Chittagong.. Kalurghat Region.. Graduates List of Rajshahi Region.. Graduates List of Rangpur Region.. Graduates List of Khulna Region.. Graduates List of Sylhet Region.. Graduates List of Barisal Region.. UCEP's Establishments.. Integrated General Vocational.. Schools Divisions.. Technical Schools Divisions.. Recent UCEP Establishment.. Barisal BTS opened.. (8 May, 2008).. Sylhet STS opened.. (19 Oct.. , 2008).. •.. UCEP-BMET Hotel Management.. Catering Institute opened.. (25 November, 2008).. UCEP-Jatrabari Technical School.. opened.. (18 March, 2009).. UCEP-Gazipur Technical School.. (30 September, 2010).. UCEP-Rangpur Technical School.. (31 May, 2011).. Special Programs.. Cyber Schools Foundation.. Extended SKT Program For Skill.. Development.. Miscellaneous.. New Zealand National Cricket.. Team Visited UCEP.. (12 October, 2010).. 20.. th UCEP Donor Consortium Meeting.. (26 June, 2011).. Farewell of Theo Olheten.. Farewell of Barbara Payne.. (09 December, 2010).. Ms.. Annie Gibbs from Ragdoll.. Foundation, UK visits UCEP.. (14 Feb 2011 - 25 Feb 2011).. •.. SSC.. Vocational Result.. 2013.. 2008 -2013.. Copyright 2008 by Underprivileged Children's Educational Programs.. An Appeal.. Contact us.. Site map..

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  • Title: Report : Underprivileged Children's Educational Programs || UCEP - Bangladesh ||
    Descriptive info: General education.. Employment Support.. SME Credit.. Child Rights & Advocacy.. Report.. Annual Report.. July 2010 - Dec 2011 (PDF :21.. 30 MB).. July 2009 - June 2010 (PDF :8.. 86 MB).. July 2008 - June 2009 (PDF: 7.. 84 MB).. Project Progress Report.. January - Dec 2012 (PDF: 236KB).. January - June 2012 (PDF: 228KB).. July - Dec 2011 (PDF:630KB).. January  ...   June 2010 (PDF: 447KB).. July - December 2009 (PDF: 96.. 1KB).. January - June 2009 (PDF: 113KB).. July - December 2008 (PDF: 496KB).. January - June 2008 (PDF: 469KB).. Gender Policy (PDF: 50 KB).. Health and Environment Policy (32.. 2 KB).. Top of the page.. TEL: 880-2-8011014 - 6 FAX: 8016359 E-mail:.. (July 10 - Dec 11).. Progress Repor.. t.. (Last)..

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  • Title: Organisation : Underprivileged Children's Educational Programs || UCEP - Bangladesh ||
    Descriptive info: Organisation.. UCEP Association.. Board of Governors (BoG).. Senior Management Team & Sections In-Charge.. TEL: 880-2-8011014 - 6 FAX: 8016359 E-mail.. :..

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  • Title: Career : Underprivileged Children's Educational Programs || UCEP - Bangladesh ||
    Descriptive info: Recruitment.. 1.. Director, Corporate Affairs.. *** Ap.. plication Last Date : 09 June 2013.. TEL: 880-2-8011014 to 6 FAX: 8016359 E-mail:..

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  • Title: Evolution of UCEP : Underprivileged Children's Educational Programs || UCEP - Bangladesh ||
    Descriptive info: Introduction Evolution of UCEP.. The Underprivileged Children's Educational Programs (UCEP) is a leading national non-government organization of Bangladesh.. It strives to inculcate marketable skills among the hardcore poor urban working children and adolescents through Integrated General and Vocational education followed by Technical Education and on the job apprenticeship in close collaboration with potential entrepreneurs and enterprises / industries throughout Bangladesh.. The origin of Underprivileged Children's Educational Programs (UCEP)- Bangladesh is connected with a philanthropic New Zealander, Lindsay Allan Cheyne.. Mr.. Cheyne came to Bangladesh on a British relief mission in 1970 to run a mother and child health clinic for the millions of tornado hit distressed families in the south-eastern part of the country.. Chyene had just completed establishing the clinic when the 1971 war of independence broke out and Bangladesh was born.. The destruction in the wake of the tornado paled beside the tragedy of human misery left by the war, and the new nation faced ever-greater crisis than before.. Along with his relief operation duties, Cheyne worked with the Directorate of Social Welfare in planning an educational program for the underprivileged, homeless, poor children.. Cheyne went to work finding a sponsor.. The Danish government responded to the appeal of Mr.. Cheyne and extended generous financial assistance to launch a 3-year project.. The government of Bangladesh provided a building  ...   order to make UCEP approach more useful and effective, skills training opportunities were added to UCEP's general education in 1983 with the establishment of one Technical School in Dhaka.. By that time UCEP's general education program had been expanded to the Chittagong and Khulna cities.. UCEP was reorganized in 1988 and got itself registered as a national NGO under the Voluntary Social Welfare (Registration and Control) Ordinance, 1961.. Beginning in 1972 UCEP has been able to progress steadily.. By now it has grown into an established NGO having 53 general schools and 10 Technical schools located in Dhaka , Chittagong , Khulna, Rajshahi, Sylhet, Barisal and Rangpur Division and Gazipur District.. During the period 1972 December 2011 UCEP extended support service to as many as 1,87,490 poor urban working children who enrolled as student in UCEP education system.. Out of them 47,215 students completed technical education at UCEP technical schools and para-trade centres.. The major fields, where UCEP trained hands are working, include automobile (repair, operation and maintenance), garments making, electronics (assembling and repair), printing and packaging, electrical, air conditioning and refrigeration (installation, repair and maintenance), textile (spinning, weaving and knitting), Aid to Nurse etc.. At present, a total of 45,000 children are pursuing Integrated General and Vocational Education at the UCEP Integrated General and Vocational Schools and Technical Schools..

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  • Title: UCEP Approach : Underprivileged Children's Educational Programs || UCEP - Bangladesh ||
    Descriptive info: Introduction UCEP Approach.. Child Labour in recent years specially after the CRC of 1990 has become a sensitive issue both in the developed countries where it is nearly non- existent and the least developed countries where it is abundant.. The former equipped with CRC is exerting immense pressure on the later to eliminate child labour in their midst.. The fact, however, remains the least developed countries are not in a position to eliminate child labour overnight as it is an  ...   labour is inevitable and has to be tolerated.. On the contrary, it can be eliminated only when the factors causing child labour are identified and removed.. Two important factors known to be the cause of child labour are: poverty and illiteracy, not necessarily in that order.. UCEP believes and has demonstrated with documented case histories that by providing education, skill training and employment support child labour can be eliminated in future generations.. This is the philosophy that drives UCEP forward..

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  • Title: Integrated General & Vocational Education : Underprivileged Children's Educational Programs || UCEP - Bangladesh ||
    Descriptive info: Programs Integrated General Vocational Education.. Integrated General and Vocational Education.. UCEP currently operates 53 integrated general vocational schools (feeder schools) in urban slums of which 15 are in Dhaka, 05 in Gazipur, 10 in Chittagong, 06 in Khulna, 05 in Rajshahi, 04 in Sylhet, 04 in Barisal and 04 in Rangpur.. UCEP feeder schools follow the curriculum and textbooks prescribed by the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) incorporating basic elements of technical education and provide basic education up to Grade VIII.. The prime objective of the IGVE curriculum is to prepare the students to follow a high quality of technical education.. A total of 40,530 students, 50% are girls attend the UCEP-Non-formal basic education.. The service of UCEP is meant for the poor working children living in urban slums.. The major categories of such children are domestic servants, hawkers, factory workers, shop-assistants, rag pickers, porters and day laborers.. A specific needs assessment of each individual child to the school is conducted during the pre-admission period through home working place visits and interviews with the children and their families/employers.. Divisions.. UCEP Schools adhere to the following strategies making them unique by design :.. Working While Learning.. The Children continue to work and earn while they attend school.. UCEP schools operate 3 shifts a day, each of 3 hours duration having 4 lessons per day.. This allows a child to choose a shift of his/her convenience in consultation with his/ her parents employer/guardian; so that economic loss for the children attending school is not regarded by their family as a prohibitive one.. Shortened School Year.. UCEP runs two academic sessions in a calendar year, each of six months, having 120 schooling days per session.. In practical term, this means, a child can complete 2 grades in a given year enabling him/her to complete grade VIII in 4½ years, including six months of pre-technical schooling after completing Grade-VIII.. Abridged Curriculum.. The UCEP schools basically follow the NCTB curriculum both at  ...   that the women are lagging far behind men.. School Environment.. UCEP Schools are safe with spacious well-built classrooms, separate toilets for girls and 30 students class size.. Each school has a welcoming, healthy, and clean environment and a steady supply of clean, safe drinking water.. All children protect from harms, violence and abuses.. Learning Environment.. A child-friendly learning environment is created inside the classrooms by providing congenial learning environment (sufficient lights, ventilation, fans) and gender-fair and non-discrimination.. Teaching-learning process.. A classroom-based approach requiring completion of all educational work at the school and not expecting homework from the children is another innovational feature of the curriculum.. All lessons are taken preparing lesson plans using appropriate teaching aids.. Children are grouped with diversified ability for ensuring their participation in every lesson and the effective use of time.. Children with learning difficulties have opportunities to review lessons.. Social work supports.. UCEP teachers are trained in social work based on the specific needs of the target group.. Social work starts during the pre-admission period in order to ensure the adjustment of the children to the school environment.. Throughout the school program, UCEP teachers maintain close contact with the families and employers of the students and with the community through regular visits and meetings.. As a measure to prevent student s tendency to dropout and keeping the attendance rate high dropouts, UCEP teachers conduct home visits and follow up when a student remain absent for two-three consecutive days.. Children s Council.. Children councils are functioning in all schools.. The executive committee members of the councils are elected through democratic process to ensure child participation in the education process, school and classroom management.. It gives opportunities to demonstrate their capacity to plan, organize and implement activities, to access information and to express their needs.. Children s Library.. Children’s library exits in each school to encourage the students to read books and gain knowledge.. :.. Programs.. IGVE.. Credit For Self Employment.. Child Woman Rights Advocacy..

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  • Title: Technical Education : Underprivileged Children's Educational Programs || UCEP - Bangladesh ||
    Descriptive info: Programs Technical Education.. Technical Schools.. To provide appropriate skills and thereby improve the employment prospects of General School graduates, UCEP-Bangladesh provides Technical Education through its 10 Technical Schools in Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi, Barishal, Sylhet, Rangpur and Gazipur.. Technical Schools are running training programs in 20 trades.. Types of trades taught in the Technical Schools correspond to the demand of the employment market in the area where the school is located.. General schools graduates seeking admission in the Technical Schools have the option, in principle to their own trades.. Technical schools run 2 shifts per day, each of 4.. 2 hours duration, so that working children can continue in their jobs while they acquire skills in the Technical Schools.. Total enrolment in 10 technical schools is 5,176 (boys 3,112 and girls 2,064).. Innovativeness of the Technical Schools approach is well demonstrated in the data that attendance and dropout  ...   working.. Flexible school timing (two shifts).. Instructor Learner ratio is 1:10.. Work compensation of Tk.. 400 per month provided to students.. Curriculum prepared in consultation with employers.. Handouts and Job sheets provided to the students.. Emphasis on practical or hands on training (80% of total course).. Linkage with other technical schools.. Social work support services given to students.. Employment support services given to graduates.. Trades.. UCEP continues Technical Education training on 20 trades and the duration of training is from 6 months to 12 months.. Trades are-.. Auto Mechanics.. Welding Fabrication.. Machinist.. Plumbing Pipe Fitting.. Electronic Technology.. Industrial Electrical and Electronic Control.. Refrigeration Air Conditioning.. Offset Printing Technology.. Industrial Woodworking.. Tailoring and Industrial Sewing Operation.. Industrial Wool Knitting Operation.. Garments Finishing Quality Control.. Industrial Garments Machine Mechanics.. Textile Weaving Mechanics.. Textile Spinning Mechanics.. Textile Knitting Mechanics.. Aide to Nurse.. Screen Printing Technology.. Advanced Welding.. Motor Cycle Service Mechanics..

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  • Title: Employment & Field Services : Underprivileged Children's Educational Programs || UCEP - Bangladesh ||
    Descriptive info: Programs Employment Support Services.. UCEP provides adequate support services to the graduates passing out from its technical schools for apprenticeship/on the job training appropriate employment through its employment support services (ESS) Component.. The ESS Component has evolved from the feeling that UCEP’s responsibilities did not end just after imparting education training to the disadvantaged children, rather it was necessary to support the graduates to seek appropriate long- term employment by exploiting their knowledge skills in line with the demand of the labor market.. Keeping this in mind the ESS Component has been providing employment support Services to UCEP technical schools graduates to assist them in getting employment in various industries enterprises home and abroad.. The ESS Component is currently operating its services in Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi, Barisal, Sylhet, Rangpur and Gazipur division.. The modus operandi of ESS Component includes.. Establishing and maintaining dynamic linkage with employers.. Formation of employers committees and holding meetings.. Formation of advisory councils and holding meetings.. Observance of employers day/week.. Sensitizing employers to extend equal job opportunity irrespective of gender.. Follow-up of employed graduates.. Tracer study and impact evaluation of employed graduates.. Core Services Provided by the ESS Component Include.. Cooperative Vocational Education through Dynamic Linkage.. UCEP has been working in a Cooperative Vocational Education system where training schools industries participate in the total training program.. The participation of the local employers and industrialists is ensured through establishing and maintaining a dynamic linkage with present and potential employers.. “Advisory Councils” and “Employers Committees” are formed in different regions with the participation of the local employers and industrialists.. In order to strengthen the linkage with the employers and industrialists, meetings, seminars, workshops, employers day etc.. are organized time to time and the feed back through such meetings are properly considered in order that the training program is truly a demand driven.. Interventions are continuously taken by adjusting the  ...   in Electronics Assembling Firms/Industries.. Electro-Mechanical Technicians/Helpers for Construction Industries.. Welders/Turners/Helpers In Construction Firms or Workshops.. Sales Person in Electrical/Electronics Manufacturing Firms/Industries etc.. Till the session December 2011 a total of 43,408 graduates were placed in jobs since the inception of the ESS component in the year 1991.. The gender ratio of the graduates (Girls: Boys) provided employment support was 37: 63.. During the year Jan - June 2011 a total of 1,855 graduates were provided with jobs in different industries, workshops production units in Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi, Barisal, Sylhet and Gazipur divisions.. Support For Self-Employment through ESA.. ESS Component offers training on entrepreneurship to the graduates who are interested to build their own business or shop relating to their trades.. The graduates are also assisted to get micro/small credit from NGOs/other financial institutions for self-employment.. ESS Component recently introduced Entrepreneurship Support Activity (ESA) to encourage the graduates building their own business.. The graduates of technical schools will be provided training on entrepreneurship and subsequent financial assistance in building new business.. The financial assistance will be provided in terns of interest free recoverable grants with very soft installments.. Overseas Employment Scheme.. UCEP- Bangladesh has been supporting its graduates employment abroad since April 2003.. The scheme has been under taken with the generous financial assistance of Dutch Bangla Bank Limited.. The Bank has provided a one time grant of Taka 20 lacs to UCEP to support former UCEP school graduates for jobs abroad.. UCEP Employment Field Services Component searches for suitable jobs abroad for the trained graduates arranged final placement in overseas countries in suitable trades through renowned recruiting agencies in Bangladesh.. 116 UCEP graduates were successfully employed in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Egypt, Jordan so on since inception of the scheme.. The graduates placed in overseas jobs normally earn about BDT 15000-30000 per month in the initial stages of their employment..

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  • Title: SME Credit Program : Underprivileged Children's Educational Programs || UCEP - Bangladesh ||
    Descriptive info: Programs UCEP CSE Credit Program.. UCEP CSE Credit Program.. The purpose of UCEP CSE Credit Program is to introduce and institutionalize a non-traditional banking system to contribute towards enlistment of socio economic conditions of the hard core poor urban working children and their families.. The aim of the program is to provide credit facilities to the UCEP target group and their families who do not have the access to the formal credit market because of their poverty, collateral obligation and lack of know how, under special terms and conditions.. Eligibility.. The borrowers are selected on the basis of the following criteria:.. UCEP graduates having productive skills.. Parents of UCEP graduates and others.. Involved in feasible IGAs as daily wage earner or some type of business;.. Running business/enterprises of his/her own;.. Possess inherent entrepreneurial capability to run a business on her/his own.. Must be ready to employ eligible UCEP graduate in their enterprise.. Accepted by others as well behaved persons and having good moral character.. Deposit thrift savings of Tk.. 100 (One hundred) every month regularly;.. Currently not involved with any other credit program run by other agencies;.. Never became defaulter by other agencies running credit program in the area.. Amount of Loan.. The size of credit varies from Tk.. 10,000.. 00 to Tk.. 400,000.. 00 depending on the nature of IGAs proposed to be taken up by a particular member of a credit group.. Procedure of Disbursement Recovery.. UCEP CSE Credit Program provides credit facilities to the target group through the formation  ...   each member of the group must deposit at least Tk.. 100 as his/her savings.. The amount, which is collected as monthly savings, shall be deposited in the Group Fund Account with a bank.. In the monthly meeting the Chairman is to maintain the discipline, collect monthly dues from the individual and deposit it to the concerned head.. Joining the Group.. Any person, qualified as per provisions of these regulations, may become a member of a particular group at any time subject to the consent of all the members of that group (if the number of members of the group is below seven).. Leaving the Group.. A member who has no outstanding liability may leave the group voluntarily at any time.. If the required number of new members cannot be enrolled within the prescribed time limit, the incomplete group has to merge itself with some other groups.. Credit Program.. Type of Credit.. All credits will be issued through credit groups as individual credits retaining behind both individual and collective liabilities.. All credits will be disbursed as production credit.. Duration of Credit.. For simplicity of operation and record keeping a uniform period of credit will be maintained.. This will be usually 12 months to 24 months.. Disbursement of Credit.. The money will be disbursed through A/C payee cheques before all other members of the group at some appropriate points of time round the year.. Service Charge.. Service charge @12.. 5% to be realised on principal loan amount on flat rate calculation.. Employment Field Services..

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  • Title: Let Children Speak : Underprivileged Children's Educational Programs || UCEP - Bangladesh ||
    Descriptive info: Programs Child Woman Rights Advocacy.. The government and the donor agencies are seriously concerned about the CRC issues and the problem of child labour.. A prominent feature of UCEP is that it implemented a project on advocacy of child rights named ‘Let Children Speak’ through 16 partner NGOs in eight districts (Dhaka, Narayangonj, Jessore, Khulna, Rajshahi, Bogra, Noakhali, Chittagong) throughout Bangladesh from March 2004 to May 2007 with the financial assistance of Manusher Jonno Foundation.. The main objective of that project was to raise the voice of the children against all sorts of abuse, exploitation and discrimination affecting their lives.. With the tremendous success of the project, the demand to expand the program to other districts of the country came to the limelight.. UCEP started to believe that expansion of this advocacy program to other areas of the country will create an outstanding impact.. With this in mind, the program has been mainstreamed and a new section Child Woman Rights Advocacy came into being from project Phase-VI.. This section is now implementing the Advocacy of Child Rights Program as Let Children Speak Phase-II in 10 districts (Gazipur, Sherpur, Sirajgonj, Kurigram, Sylhet, Barisal, Satkhira, Bagerhat, Cox s Bazar and Rangamati) through 24 partner NGO s.. The interventions of the project are divided into three parts.. The parts are mentioned below:.. Inception Period (1st Year).. Selection of local partner NGOs and development of their capacity to work with children and stakeholders at the local level.. Select  ...   Child Council.. Intermediate Period (2nd Year).. Community support for the children, develop network with other institutions and build capacity of the children in order to enable them to participate effectively in Advocacy at the local and national levels.. Raise awareness on CRC issues among employers, parents, community leaders, local government representatives, UP members, and children at the local level.. Establish networking for advocacy to protect children from all sorts of discrimination and abuse.. Establish a link between the parents, community, employers, GO/NGOs and local government to promote and protect child rights.. Establish District Child Councils in 10 districts.. Final Period (3rd Year).. Activate Child Councils so that these could be replicable in the other districts and establish linkage among the local level NGOs and the duty bearers to promote and protect child rights.. Establish National Child Council at the national level.. Improve children’s capacity so that they can participate effectively in advocacy activities at the national level.. Document lessons learnt and explore the possibility of replicating the project in other districts.. Name of the partners NGOs are :.. District.. Name of NGO’s.. Gazipur.. i.. DISA ii.. ARAM Foundation.. Sherpur.. SEDO, Nalitabari ii.. CAP iii.. SNKS.. Sirajgonj.. MPUS ii.. FHD.. Kurigram.. Kirara No Kai ii.. RISDA Bangladesh.. Barisal.. SUT ii.. SUK iii.. ASED.. Sylhet.. Srimongal Foundation ii.. Rupsha Mohila Kallyan Sangstha iii.. RWDO.. Satkhira.. Shusamaj Foundation ii.. AAD iii.. MKS.. Bagerhat.. GMF ii.. Agrodut Foundation.. Cox s Bazar.. BBF ii.. JANTA.. Rangamati.. RDA ii.. OPCA..

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