Christian Discipleship – Bangladesh

CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP CENTRE (CDC)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Christian Discipleship Centre (CDC), is a one year course for illiterate teenagers and adults to read and write (especially for women and the elderly rural population).

CDC has prepared a bible based instruction manual to help people to learn to read and write.

In January 2006, a pilot project of six adult literacy centres commenced in the six of 64 districts of Bangladesh.The vision is to see centres established in each of the 64 districts.

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CDC aims to enable parents to get employment with a higher wage to assist their children in education opportunities.

Many requests are being received to produce CDC’s instruction book in the Muslim Bengali language for it’s more effective use among the majority community.

LOCATION >BANGLADESH

  • 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 diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, typhoid fever, dengue fever and malaria

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