Christian Discipleship – Bangladesh


  • Christian Discipleship centre (CDC) is a full time residential Bible School for the training of nationals. It started in 1979 and so far CDC has trained 837 graduates now working with all the denominations of Bangladesh.
  • Church Leadership Training Course: This is a part time course for 6 months. It is aimed at people who cannot come for the full time residential one year training. This course has been running since 2011. So far we have trained 106 people – 92 males and 14 females. The 10th course is currently running in 2016.
  • Adult Literacy Project: The aim of this course is for those who were never able to go to school and want to develop a basic level of literacy. There are 15 people to a group. Fifteen of these projects operate in villages in different parts of Bangladesh, and most CDC graduates help out. The project was started in 2006. So far 1090 females and 319 males have successfully completed the course.
  • Learning Circle: This project is conducted in villages to help villagers improve their basic living conditions. The facilitator leads a group of 12 men or 12 women over a period of 10 months on a specific topic; and he trains them to learn from each other and make their own decisions. Topics include health and hygiene, duck rearing and ante-natal care. The project has been running since 2012.
  • CDC Communication Department produces life-changing programmes and training materials for least reached peoples.
  • New Hope Child Education provides education for under-privileged children in remote areas, where education is not otherwise available. There are 15 schools in villages throughout Bangladesh. The project has been running since 2000.


  • Population: 150 million
  • Natural Hazards: droughts and cyclones; much of the country is routinely inundated during the summer monsoon season
  • Education: compulsory – although poverty means most are unable to cover basic costs such as stationery & uniforms
  • Health Issues: bacterial diarrhoea, hepatitis A and E, typhoid fever, dengue fever and malaria

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