Rangamati, Bangladesh. March 15 2009
Indigenous children studying in a primary school in a rural village at Boshonto in Rangamati hill area. There are many schools established by Government and NGO’s in the hill tracts area for the indigenous children. Records show that 150,000 children from indigenous communities have dropped out of school, and the completion rate of those who do enroll is very low. The current services provided for indigenous children by various NGOs and the Govt. are inadequate. Govt. primary schools cannot operate in remote regions because they require a large student body to be cost effective.