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BRAC 10 INNOVATION LESSONS
Pre-Digital Villages Bangladesh Curricula
2 POP Trainers network modelled on Paulo Freire and Action Learning Research
3 Transforming village culture and trust by building health service networking from scratch-prioritising maternal and infant nneeds so as t increase life expectancy and reduca family size
4 Microfranchise version of microfinance - credit for lowest cost livelihoods development and savings and other financial services for poorest; value chain transformation secures livelihoods and maximises BRAC's sustainability (ultimate goal 90% self-financing and 10% funding for egdgiest innovation)
5 Largest non-governmental schools network from primary up with particular impact on girl effect
6 World class agricultural epicentre of poorest crop science, poultry, dairy
Curricula of Post-Digital Bangladesh Villages and BRAC International
7 BRAC University -first in Bangladesh then as labs eg with Berkeley
8 BRAC Bank -rural to urban 2nd generation families including girl effect
9 Ladders prior to microcredit membership; ultra poor, and extreme challenges of open society (eg post genocide reconciliation),
10 Cashless banking completes end to end banking for poor system in Bangladesh
If you understand BRAC curricula as a benchmark easiest to naviage through all world record job creation networks
OPEN SOCIETY WEBBED
When I visit Sir Fazle Abed at the world's favorite social network of systems BRAC, I see maps emerging millennials next 3 billion jobs. Two question to you-how can we share this good news so that everyone can try it out, and if you know of any organisation youth could enjoy valuing more than BRAC please tell me- email@example.com
6 Next half billion jobs of health
5 Next half billion jobs of land - food, water, energy, zero footprint commons/infrastructures, rural-urban harmony of futures
4 First half billion jobs of everyone's a life long learner and peer to peer teacher/mentor of flow
3 First half billion jobs of youth's open source tech wizards
2 ER's First half billion jobs of redesigning purposes of all other trillion dollar markets to joyfully frees entrepreneurial livelihood
;1 First half billion jobs of professionals under 35 who align professions and public service to end poverty and invest in millennials' goals of borderless "global village" world.
planetmooc invites you to celebrate and map free education's greatest freedom enetrepreneurs: from how the world's most collaborative NGO BRAC spreads job creating edu everywhere it links to free universities such as blechers world first in s.africa 1999 to how youth most vauable use of the web moocs , khan-acs and OLA's!!!
WHOS FREE EDU WHO
rsvp firstname.lastname@example.org Wash DC YouthCReativelab hotline 1 301 881 1655
microfranchises correspondence welcome - email@example.com From Entrepreneurial Revolution's search for microfranchises started in The Economist in 1972:
Bangla Microbanks- Grameen and BRAC - the pro-youth economics significance of microbanks can systematically be audited to the extent that they turn value chains bottom-up. Born of the new nation of Bangladesh's extreme poverty in the 1970s, these banks lead the world of pro-youth economics through the the number of replicable microfranchises they innovate - catalogue of where to help develop this curriculum. Furthermore, since 1996 Bangladesh became the first place to attract partnerships in mobile village solutions to all the most vital needs youth and families have to be sustainable
-------------in our searches www.brac.net is youth world's most valuable organization - other nominations welcome firstname.lastname@example.org most valuable for community sustaining banking, most valuable for sustaining farmers, most valued for job creating education. most effective in flowing disaster relief through to development, most affordable healthcare, most vital connections with open source technologists ...
Partnerships for BRAC International
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Will you join collaboration entrepreneurs in pro-youth educational revolutions like MOOC (Massive Open Online Course/Curriculum) -and so linkin pro-youth economies all over the world of post 2015 millennium goals?
help urgently call for microeducationsummit so that post-2015 millennium goals converge win-wins (instead of being separated tasks) and leaders wholly invest in youth's extraordinary capability mobilising collaboration technology
We rely on a vast array of partners in our mission to serve the poorest communities around the world. It is important for us to look beyond our present role of mere service providers and invest in building a broad-based coalition of rights-based development partners capable of fighting the policies that drive neo-liberal urbanism, and pressing for collective bargaining rights of the poor and marginalized. By working in partnership, we improve our efficiency and effectiveness, and increase our impact on poverty. We collaborate with government agencies and other humanitarian organizations operating on the local, national and international level, who provide us with cash and in-kind donations, expertise, shared resources and other forms of support. All of these programs reflect the strengths and determination of BRAC, its employees, partners and supporters who, working hand in hand with the citizens of Bangladesh have demonstrated the power of ideas and local action.
2011 Annual Donor Consortium Meeting Presentation [PDF-2 MB] by Executive Director
2010 BRAC Annual Reports
BRAC uses every dollar efficiently
A naturally thrifty organisation, we keep our overhead low - always less than 7 percent - to make more money available for our programmes. With modestly-compensated staff members, who live in simple accommodations close to the people they serve, BRAC uses every dollar efficiently. When we enter a community, we do so with the idea of assisting the largest number of people possible, with the support and services they need most. Having honed our skills over three decades, we know how to start small and how to rapidly scale up effective, anti-poverty efforts. The growth of BRAC in Bangladesh over the past three decades is reflected in our solid financial performance. Our annual programme expenditures in 1980 were USD $780,000, which grew to USD $485 million in 2007. Underlying this staggering growth is our transformation from a small, local development organisation to a global movement fighting to end poverty.
Our Tax ID in the USA is: 20-8456741.
Our UK Registered Charity Number: 1115482
Financing BRAC International Programmes
Internationally, BRAC has built a solid financial base in Bangladesh, growing from a tiny start-up into the largest development organisation in the country. In 1980, programmes in Bangladesh were funded exclusively with donor money. However, over the years we have steadily reduced our dependence on donor contributions through growing microfinance, and developing social enterprises that have not only created employment for many poor people, but have also enabled us to generate income for our programmes. Similarly, when we first launched programmes in Afghanistan in 2002, we again found ourselves in a start-up mode, self-financing our budget in the first year. As we began to demonstrate success, we received donor funds to scale-up our programmes. As in Bangladesh, we have begun building a path to financial self-sustainability and as of 2007, 40% of annual expenditures were self-financed.
Financing BRAC Programmes in Africa
2006 marked the start of our programmes in Africa. In extending our reach to Africa, we must rely on private donors as donor countries make grants in Africa directly to national governments, rather than to organisations on the ground. Given that we are unable to access government grants on the scale needed for our programmes in Africa, we need sustained philanthropic support to continue expanding and launching new programmes, while we work toward financial self sustainability in every country where we operate.
BRAC won the CGAP Financial Transparency Award in 2005 & 2006
BRAC’s commitment to accountability and transparency has been recognised by CGAP, an independent policy and research centre dedicated to advancing financial access for the world’s poor.
A second chance at education
Over the past 29 years, the number of BPS has grown exponentially. We started working in 1985, opening 22 one-room schools and providing three years of schooling up to class 3, which was later extended to class 5. The main objective of non-formal primary schools is to develop a school model for the underprivileged and primary school dropout children, especially girls, to complete the five-year primary school syllabus in four years.
BRAC also works with other development organisations to expand education opportunities for disadvantaged children by partnering with them and providing them with technical and financial support to implement BRAC’s non-formal primary education model with changes as needed. These collaboration activities are called education support programmes.
Mechanism to ensure quality of teaching
A typical BRAC teacher is a woman from the community in which the school is, with 10 years of schooling experience. Teachers undergo an initial 12-day training course in order to repeat basic information on teaching and learning and to enhance their teaching abilities. They subsequently participate in monthly, subject-based refresher courses and yearly orientation prior to advancing to the next class. In collaboration with BRAC University’s Centre for Language (CfL), BRAC provides a two-month long (21 days each) teacher training programme in English to the teachers.
What is the linkage with the government education system?
Bangladesh government has allowed BPS students to appear for Primary Education Terminal Examination which is a fundamental board examination that takes place at the end of class 5.
The effectiveness of this programme was evident when the graduates of the non-formal schools were well ahead of the country average when it came to passing grade for the primary school examination - 97 per cent success rate in 2009, and 99.54 per cent in 2010.
How do we track graduates at secondary schools?
BRAC experienced that its graduates admitted in secondary schools often cannot complete their education due to many critical circumstances. We started the ‘tracking of BRAC graduates at secondary schools’ programme to ensure their enrolment at the secondary level, promote regular attendance, reduce dropout rate so that they successfully complete the course.
BRAC is also regularly in touch with secondary school authorities and other organisations to manage scholarships and full/half free education for BPS graduates.
a. Shikkha Tari: Boat School
b. School for dropped out children
c. Performing and fine arts
d. Total learning experience (TLE)
e. School for street children
f. Social and emotional learning (SEL)
h. Mobile library for BRAC Primary Schools
i. Interactive digital content in primary education
j. Kumon mathematics at BRAC schools
14,153 primary schools
389,910 students, of whom 62.17% are girls
5.3 million students completed courses to date, of which 60.43% are girls
5.55 million students transferred to formal schools to date, of which 60.12% are girls
Innovative Steps Towards Primary Education in Haor Area
Akhi studies hard to be a teacher.
Alam, a Non-formal Primary School Student, Now Runs His Own.
Open Learning Campus welcomes you. If you are looking for World Bank OLC please start at http://www.jimkim.info or http://www.sorosjobs.com ; other search queries text usa 240 316 8157 -or start at superplaces -sustainability designed by every family not a handful of bi-polar political big brothers
Breaking news Match 2016 - chinese youth lead creative children delegation to brac to discuss open education's entrepreneurial revolution and joyful consequences for girls the world over
Breaking News March 2015 First Bangladesh OLC launched by U of Berkeley and BRAC Sir Fazle Abed.
Welcome to partners in mapping Open Learning Campus- and
Four world record job creation explorations in one
1 Open Platforms eg 5 billion peoples: Xprize replaces Yazmi?, Khan and OD Coursera- NG leads china partners out of Baidu
2 Labs for partnering the greatest changes in teachers and students, families and communities
3 Designers of the future of the net -generating the smartest liveliood creating media
4 Missing job creating curricula and ending the 4 monopolies of pre-digital state-dominated examination of youth’s futures
Mandela Extranet Partnerships including Google and Branson
Feb 2015 Breaking News Latest skype with Taddy Blecher in South Africa confirms that all teacers and students at 7t grade will soon get ipads for accessing te missing job creating curricula such as MII Maharisi’s love yourself, financial and entrepreneurial literacy, coding
2015NOW - 12 MONTHS THAT CHANGED TRILLION DOLLAR MARKET OF UNIVERSITY EDUCATION
As you know, with eg learning satellites of 5 billion people in play, there is a lot of mashing up of curricula going on - and it would be really useful if Rome and Glasgow and Paris and Madrid and Budapest and Warsaw could find common ground over next few months if any is to ever be found out of Europe in time to valuing millennials livelihoods
ps could you tell me whether or not you decided to spend 6 weeks in Dhaka round the turn of the year; as far as I can see peoples diaries and information networks over next 6 months are not synchronised yet in ways that could maximally support sir fazle abed; it would be a shame bordering on catastrophe if millennials never had accurate understanding of how much of Bangladesh's first 44 years depended on his life's action learnings and open engineering mindset
Timeline of Open Learning Campus (OLC) -latest newsletter
2014 world record top10 job creator jim kim's world bank takes collaboration lead : launching OLC (with coursera) august 2014, 2nd annual youth summit october 7 2014, first annual UN-partnered millennials competition spring 2015
1972: in the West The Economist starts debating OLC after seeing students experiment with early digital learning network (UK national dev program computer assisted elarning; milllenials goals and swot of planetary sustainability of net generation published after 12 years of global views mediation; NZ educators start continuous experiments at www.thelearningweb.net- book form becomes favorite export to 10 million chinese parents
in East BRAC starts greatest bottom-up lab for OLC -Bangladesh becomes doubly famous for this when Muhammad Yunus starts linkng in 4 years later- latest updates celebration's MOOC Yunus; yunus invites atlanta to turn youth peace laureate summits into twin capitak events with most value to host than olympics or world cup
1989 Berners Lee launches the web- soon mit media lab in boston becomes most resourced open source tech wizards innovation lab;early 1990s Samara launches Africa's and Asia first freedom of peoples info satellites-sonn Kenya's IHUB backed by ushahidi becomes the worldwide youth's most exciting open source tehnology wizard's networking space
- 2014 update Yazmi.comled by DC-Ethiopia diaspora networks
Late 1990s S.Africa's free university launched- 2014 update Blecher parners now shoot for 1 million additional job creation across whole 14 million youth african schooing system by 2020- ihub partners all over africa (and indeed in any capital with future) invited to linkin
Late 200s Khan Academy invesnts the most valuable reporting format of all -maximum 9-minute audio blackoards-0 game is on- which audio-blackboards are so valued by youth to peer to peer learn with that their viral actin networking makes trending on twitter look like a sideshow
puzzle 1 : Back in 1962 The Economust celebrate the win-win peace economics model of japan and projects milennail population statistics will require Asian Pacific milllenials to be responsible for more than half of the planet's open and sustainbility investments 1975- 2025- who;s connecting this? jack ma? Yao Ming with Brookings Inside Out China and Unseen Wealth teams? rsvp email@example.com washington dc hotline 301 881 1655
How did bottom-up NGO BRAC become the world's largest most collaborative network for partnering in millennials sustainability? While it is known globally and locally for sharing extreme innovations in community banking, its foundations were first built on 3 subnetworks:
bottom-up disaster relief
massive scaling of microfranchisie solutions to life critical challenges
what the WISE laureates value as number 1 job-creating education network in the world (parallel nominees by context of freedom of entrepreneurial skills)
2013 was a year in which professors might have found out what a huge gap ...
- is khan academy's 60 minutes introduction to coding the most valuable training billions of youth have ever been offered? otherKhan links
Who's mapping the most valuable collaboration youth networks in the world -here's why 42 years of entrepreneurial revolution surveys lead us to value orbiting around families of Abed and Soros and Turner- whose collaboration with youth's futures do you value most?
hottest youth-spring question of our life and times-can online education end youth unemployment for ever ? yes but only if you help map how!
youth world of 2013 most exciting curriculum??
What would the world miss if MOOC had never existed? world tour next stop: Dhaka date to be announced
sample urgent correspondence- - have you tried www.coursera.com - biggest change in 40 years since dad (The Economist's Norman Macrae) and i first saw 500 youth sharing knowledge around a digital network..
now anyone with a set of slides that shows how collaboration with them can most change the world can get linked in to job-creating education, mentoring hopefully be star players in free university - a fascinating question to explore is which mooc will first connect a million youth live- more
Feb 2013 breaking news- 2 curricula we are prioritising research for this month are
|.Norman Macrae -first to journalise the EU, Japan and Asia Century, Entrepreneurial Revolution, Net Generation is a hard act for his family to follow. Parting 2010, he left instructions to co-host parties wherever places (or his pro-youth economics friend muhammad yunus) invested most in their youth's collaboration round heroic purposes. Following party at boardroom of The Economist, one of the next 3 parties- Japan Embassy in Bangladesh - planted the idea that Norman's friends can celebrate those who design MOOCs around 10 times more job creating systems of education- wow yes please!,and thanks so much to sir fazle abed for agreeing to host a follow up party on this March 2013.|
Favorite Partners of Journal of Youth Economics : BRAC, MOOC Developers, Youth Jobs Competitions; The Economist's Unacknowledged Giant Family Foundation and Friiends in Japan, S Africa,...
Our Foundation - and friends of youth job creation - at wholeplanet.tv are delighted to nominate BRAC as the most purposeful partnering organisation we have ever seen. Of course we enjoy comparing views -who's your nomination?
What is more the Abed family have spent more energy on future of schools than anyone we know -firstname.lastname@example.org
Norman Macrae Foundation Washington DC 1 301 881 1655
This is all very good news for all those celebrating 2013 as Year of The MOOC -as well as those who see education as the gateway to changing the purposeful freedom of life's 7 most valuable pro-youth markets of the net generation's post-industrial revolution mapped by The Economist and its readers since 1972
40 years ago, my dad at The Economist and I first saw 500 youth sharing knowledge around a digital network. Both of our lifetime passions united in searching for the most purposeful organisations of the net generation - a search dad branded in The Economist from 1972 Entrepreneurial Revolution and which ten years later became our 2024 Report on investing in millennium goals so that the net generation could be the most productive and collaborative time to be alive
So now that Massive Online Open Curriculum has come full circle - we invite everyone to link in to BRAC to call for microeducationsummit and to design 7 MOOCs most needed for youth economics to free the net generation to be the most communally productive and and purposefully collaborative tome on the planet
|.HEALTHCARE.||..EDUCATION & OPENTECH.||.BANKING.|
|.M Goal Aid Networking .||.Clean Energy..||.Joy of Peace and Safety..|
HOW? BRAC 1 2 3 became the world's bottom-up NGO accidentally. 1972: Bangladesh was about a year old as a new nation liberated after a costly war with Pakistan (with the least in the world) when an extremely local typhoon wiped out about half a million people and the only infrastructure left standing was the offices of shell oil that Sir Fazle Abed had just been appointed to lead after years as as a graduate of architecture from Glasgow University and Chartered Accountancy in London. All the traditional disaster relief agencies linked in round Sir Fazle. Once the immediate work was over Sir Fazle made the decision that serving the poorest's market needs was more valuable (to him) than serving big oils needs. His first 2 apps: Bottom up healthcare and schools networks now create jobs over 100000 each. Apart from the schools, most jobs are open sourced as microfranchises by entrepreneurs. Sir Fazle has now transformed Value Chains (VC- what is?) of about 20 life-shaping service markets in Bangladesh. Along the way. knowledge networking partnerships around investment banking for the poorest has helped transfer solutions to about 12 other poorest or most conflicted countries (a spectacular case write-up is Uganda - see MIT Innovations 2012 Issue 2). And BRAC is the leader of the global alliance of banks with values http://www.gabv.org/ and a pioneer of cashless banking partnership www.bkash.com
EXEMPLARY YOUTH PARTNERING - BRAC
BRAC is one of the top 10 networls for every youth of net generation to link into because it has demonstrated how to innovate job creation in more trillion dollar global (life critical markets) than anyone else we can find. Its methods of value chain analysis - and mapping the greatest purpose a global market scetor could servive in any society are as valuable for ensuring full employment in europe as they are for ending poverty in developing world. It has more economics models than old charities and foundations; it has more economic models for governments; it has more economic promotional models for corporations; in fact any market that is important to youth is likely to find somethiung it can grow more sustainably by colaborating with www.brac.net -the most economical organisational architecture in the networking world partly because it helps partner all the other most economic brand architectures www.wholeplanet.tv
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3rd quarter plan 2013
Dear Searchers in Dhaka and everywhere youth job creation and community sustainability need to be free
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