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BEES started the pre-primary education program by introducing 50 schools in June 1996. Currently BEES has 25 schools under this program. Undoubtedly, the aim of this program is to increase the rate of literacy and impart knowledge on gender inequity and human rights. To implement this objective, BEES is committed to execute certain activities such as selection of learner, posting of male and female teachers, workers and managers, establishment of education center, conduction of training, preparation and collection of course curriculum, regular follow-up and refresher course arrangement and distribution of education materials. The achievements of BEES expect from these activities are: trained workers, members and children from the education courses. Education has been a very important program to BEES that, it is embodied in the name of the organization.

Although, BEES’s education program was helping its members, but a concern has been raised when it is observed that the children of the beneficiaries were also growing illiterate. Hence, BEES went for a trial run targeting children, especially girls, who were left out from the formal education. BEES designed an inclusive program combining education with nutrition, health and social awareness during pre-school period. BEES started the pre-primary education program to stimulate and create the scope of early learning at the age of 4-6 years of children for creating self-interest among them for schooling. BEES intends to continue extending such pre-school program gradually in the more remote and destabilized areas affected by extreme poverty and natural disasters. The teaching materials for the early childhood care development project are chosen to familiarize children with letters & numbers and preparing them for conventional primary schooling. It’s mentionable that BEES beliefs on equitable education, all children of different races, gender, ethnicity or of different family background get equal opportunity for getting admission in school. Currently BEES is operating the pre-primary program in Polashbari & Sadullapur upazila of Gaibandha district, Pirgonj upazila of Rangpur district and Ghoraghat upazila of Dinajpur district.