OBAT aspires to empower as many camp residents as possible through education. Being equipped with an education will ultimately give them access to employment opportunities and a chance to live a normal life. According to the Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU)- a University of Dhaka affiliated research group, 94 percent of today’s Urdu speaking community are illiterate, compared with a national average of 46 percent.
OBAT’s educational projects collectively educate more than 4,500 children presently. Altogether, OBAT operates more than 50 educational and training projects, including schools, tutoring, sewing and computer training centers. Almost 1,100 scholarships have been offered to students pursuing education at different levels (middle school to higher education).
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