Renowned poet Sufia Kamal and prominent educationist Dr. Sultana Zaman founded DeepShikha School in 1982 with the aim of wiping out illiteracy.
Since its establishment, DeepShikha School has worked on reshaping its teaching-learning experience to cope with the evolving pedagogy that best serve the students to not only acquire academic knowledge but also to build social awareness.The school has started a “Turning Trash into Treasure” programme for students to fight off environmental pollution and increase awareness on plastic waste management. They have also hosted a number of trainings and workshops on sexual abuse.
The school which gets teaching support from ‘Teach for Bangladesh’ puts special focus on extracurricular activities like arts and crafts, music, literature and theatrical performance.
BRAC Bank is the partner with DeepShikha School and extends its support to education initiatives to realize the potential of underprivileged students. Being a member of United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), BRAC Bank is fully committed towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through this initiative.
BRAC Bank puts immense priority on education intervention programmes in light with its vision for an enlightened Bangladesh. Also with the country’s overall growth and progress in mind, the bank spends more than 40% of its CSR budget in the education sector.
Commenting on the support, BRAC Bank’s Deputy Managing Director and CRO Chowdhury Akhtar Asif said: “As a values-based organization belonging to the larger BRAC family, corporate responsibility is embedded in the DNA of the Bank. We see this support as an investment in the society that would benefit the country in the long run. As a member of United Nations Global Compact and being committed to Sustainable Development Goals, BRAC Bank always gives importance to the CSR programmes like one in education, that have long-term impact on the people as well as on the society.”