» 02/27/2014, 00.00
Caritas Bangladesh to publish schoolbooks in tribal languages for minority pupils
This is part of the Aloghar (lighthouse) project for kindergarten and primary schools. Caritas Bangladesh director, "Education is a right." So is "Studying in one's mother tongue". The project will help children from eight tribal communities.
- Caritas Bangladesh plans to protect Bangladesh's many tribal languages
through a programme called Aloghar
(lighthouse) that entails the publication of Multilingual Education (MLE)
primers for pre-school and schoolchildren from tribal communities.
The project was
presented at a ceremony last Tuesday in Dhaka, in the presence of Education Minister
language is important," the minister said. "No one should feel left out or
ignored because he is part of a minority ethnic group."
The Aloghar programme includes eight primers
in as many tribal languages for both kindergarten and elementary school levels.
"Education is a
right," said Caritas Bangladesh executive director Benedict Alo D' Rozario. "Studying
in one's mother tongue is also a right."
is a country where, apart from the Bengali, other languages are spoken by small
groups," said Welfare
Minister Promod Mankin, a Catholic. "But they too are part of our
nation, and this [programme] will enhance their attractiveness."
is the country's official language and the language of most Bangladeshi (97.7 per
Rasheda Choudhury, executive director of the Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE),
"the programme will help [us] gain the trust of the people, reduce the
number of students who drop out of school and enrich the national culture."
Aloghar in 2011 with the financial
support of the European Union and Caritas France.
involves 1,005 schools in 104 upazila (counties) in Chittagong, Dhaka, Khulna,
Rajshahi, Rangpur and Sylhet.
programme, about 70,000 children get a basic education each year, with about 25,000
or 40 per cent from minority ethnic groups.
In addition to designing
and distributing MLE materials, Aloghar
helps the development of tribal groups through teacher training and local
03/05/2016 17:32:00 BANGLADESH
Workshop in Dhaka to train young Catholic writers
The 24th edition of a creative writing workshop ended today, organised by the Bangladesh Catholic Students Movement along with the Bishops’ Conference. Some 35 students followed courses taught by professionals in literature and publishing. For organisers, these youths will play “an important role in the life of the country” and the Church.
Bangladesh, Catholic schools train young scientists who dream of Silicon Valley
On October 9 and 10 the Annual Inter College Science Festival 2015 was held. The 13th edition of the Science Fair that was hosted by the Holy Cross College in Dhaka. 16 high schools present. Showcasing projects in physics, chemistry, biology, renewable energy and recycling. Students compete in mathematics, physics, computer science.
Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions, 150 years among women in Bangladesh
The congregation founded by Sister Euphrasie Barbier runs orphanages, schools, women's shelters and sanatoriums in seven districts of the country. Archbishop of Dhaka: "Educated women are of benefit to the entire society."
A hostel for young tribal Buddhists and Christians, for the development of Bangladesh
Founded in 2006, Hill Child Home is located in the Bandarban Hill Tract and welcomes orphaned, abandoned, poor and disabled boys and girls. The Moon-Light K.G. School founded nearby, open to hostel residents and external students. According to its founder Mong Yeo Marma, a Buddhist, "education is the cornerstone of a state and access to study for all young people is the only way to change".
Bangladesh protest fuel prices, concerns for ethnic and religious minorities
Thousands take to the streets of major cities across the country calling for the resignation of the government, accused of oppressing the population. Over 40 injured in clashes with police. Bishop of Dinajpur underlines the risk of manipulation by Islamic extremists. Education and interfaith dialogue witnessed by the Church the two basic elements to give more rights to minorities and lead the country toward change.
Pope: together with the faithful in China on 24 May to celebrate Our Lady of Sheshan
During the Regina Caeli, Pope Francis speaks about the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China, instituted by Benedict XVI. Chinese Catholics must make a “personal contribution to communion among believers and to harmony in the whole society." AsiaNews Symposium on the Church in China is set for this week. Francis appeals for peace in the Central African Republic, and for loving “one another following the example of the Lord”. For him, “Sometimes conflicts, pride, envy, and divisions leave a blotch on the beautiful face of the Church.” Five new cardinals will be named, including a bishop from Laos.
May 24, 2017: 'China, the Cross is Red', AsiaNews Symposium
The event will be held to mark the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China. A title with many meanings: the Cross is red from the blood of the martyrs; From attempts to suffocate the faith with state control; Bceause of the contribution of hope that Christianity gives to a population tired of materialism and consumerism that is seeking new moral criteria. The theme is also about the great and unexpected religious rebirth in the country. Guests to include: Card. Pietro Parolin, Msgr. Savio Hon, the sociologist of religions Richard Madsen, the testimonies of Chinese priests and laity.
18/05/2017 ASIA - VATICAN
24/05/2017 CHINA- VATICAN
AsiaNews IS ALSO A MONTHLY!
AsiaNews monthly magazine (in Italian) is free.