Bangladesh is a small country located in Southern Asia, above the Indian subcontinent. The majority of people in Bangladesh are Bengali, which is also what they speak. Bangladesh is well known for its mountains and rivers. The Ganges River flows through the northernmost part of Bangladesh. The ethnic diversity of Bangladesh has historically been vast, where people of Arab, Persian, and Turkish ancestry migrated to Bangladesh, and converted to Islam. The majority of people in Bangladesh practice Islam, with the minority being Hinduism. Bangladesh’s economy is heavily reliant on agriculture and exports. However, this has led to seasonal unemployment of the farmers there. Bangladesh’s economic status is relatively low because of this. Along with this, earlier in the century, less than half of the adults in Bangladesh were literate. Even if that has significantly improved over time, there are still many people in Bangladesh who have not and currently are not receiving the proper education they need to be successful.
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Strive2Thrive Edu has formed partnerships with three different learning centers in Bangladesh to provide the students there quality education from our highly-qualified tutors. We provide various vocational and extracurricular programs to these students in underserved areas of Bangladesh. Our goals for Project Bangladesh line up directly with the UN’s sustainable development goals, where the idea of quality education for all corresponds to UN sustainable development goal number 4, and the partnerships that we have with these learning centers line up with UN sustainable development goals 16 and 17. Strive2Thrive Edu also teaches classes about good health and hygiene to students who may not know about the dangers of germs and bacteria, especially during a global pandemic where everybody needs to be extremely careful (UN sustainable development goal number 3). By partnering with these three learning centers in Bangladesh, and by providing this quality education for students in underserved areas, we effectively help close the socio-economic gap that exists not only in Bangladesh, but all over the world (UN sustainable development goal 10)