Bangladesh has made significant development in the field of education over the last two decades. The government has expanded pre-primary
and primary school enrollment in most rural areas across the country, with primary school enrollment at 97 percent. As most of the regions of Bangladesh, are flooded for half of the year the bulk of schools are flooded, as are the roads that lead to them. The only way to get to the dry schools is by boat, and students are often too young to go long distances alone. For Ramena and thousands of other parents in Bangladesh’s hoar
regions, sending their children to school is a danger. As such these boat schools are playing major rule in the lives of people living in such
regions.
Boat school of Bangladesh
Bangladeshi educators encounter many of the same issues as teachers in other resource-poor countries, including funding limits, obsolete
textbooks, and overcrowded classrooms, but they also have to deal with monsoon rains. As a result, a local charity has decided to bring classrooms to the pupils
in the shape of floating schools. Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha, a local nonprofit organisation, runs 23 floating year-round schools in this
portion of Bangladesh. The boat picks up students every morning as it travels along the river. They pull over to the riverbank once the entire class has boarded, and school begins for the day.
The students watch a film about Meena and her pet parrot, Mithu, in addition to their regular primary school lessons of Bengali, English,
arithmetic, and science. Meena is a UNICEF-created instructional series that is the closest thing South Asia has to Dora the Explorer. With the Boat Classrooms for Children initiative, BRAC’s existing pilot programme, which uses purpose-built boats as schools to provide
education in the Hoar basin flood plain, is being scaled up. The boats are intended to function as mobile classrooms, providing education to
children who would otherwise be unable to attend school. The boat schools follow the BRAC education programme, which
mandates that students complete five grades in four years. The goal of
the project is to enroll 13,000 out-of-school children (OOSC) in non[1]formal primary schools, which will improve their life. 400 boats will be
built and equipped, 500 teachers will be chosen and taught, and 400 School Management Committees will be formed with people from the
community, schools, government, and parents. Several students received scholarships for their primary school certificate tests, much above their parents’ expectations. Not only this, but these boat schools’ students also assist their parents in keeping track of their families’ revenue and expenses. They also read to their parents from their textbooks on a regular basis, sharing what they have learned

-Mahira Khan