School Overview

Rabindranath Tagore

“The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.”

— Rabindranath Tagore, a pioneer of educating tomorrows nation builders.

The vision of Anandalok School is “Equal Access to Quality and Relevant Primary Education” for those children who otherwise get deprived of their right to education due to reasons including poverty, geographical remoteness, gender discrimination and lack of quality education in existing institutions. Anandalok Trust works to realize the vision through its mission to demonstrate effective and efficient delivery of quality primary education to children living in challenging contexts and using] Education as an integral part of the fight against poverty. 

As a part of the organization’s dream, Anandalok Trust is currently focuses on primary education to prepare the youngest generation of poor and ultra-poor families to become change makers of their families and thus contribute to nation building. Anandalok School is a dream of Anandalok Trust, initiated with its local NGOs and the international funding support which enables children particularly from poor families of remote areas to enjoy quality primary education. The schools are established, run and sustained in close cooperation with the local community. The concept of Anandalok School is inspired by the outstanding Bengali poet and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore. Apart from his creative pieces in the world of literature and artistry, Tagore was a pioneer in out-of-classroom education and creating learning atmosphere open and enjoyable through the establishment of Shantiniketan, “The Place of Peace”, situated in India. Anandalok, the common name for all Anandalok schools is also coined from Tagore’s diction— meaning “world of joy”.

Anandalok believes in:

Anandalok Schools are driven by the following values:

Successful completion of primary education

Since 2011, Anandalok School students of class 5 have been participating in the official examination for primary schools. All Anandalok students who took part in the exams so far, have passed successfully with 100% pass rate. More than 80% of the graduates achieved “good” or even “excellent” grades. Given the difficult conditions in remote areas of Bangladesh, these results are a great success. A total of 11 batches have completed primary with more than 3350 students since 2011. 100% students get enrolled to secondary schools each year. At higher level, two students have got the chance at Government Medical college at the year of 2021.

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