Children’s village in Rangamati

In the south east of Bangladesh there are 13 different ethnic groups still mainly living in tribes. It is very difficult to provide schooling in these areas due to the lack of teachers and school buildings. 16% of the children here have never attended school. Only 7.8% have completed primary education and only 2.4% have completed a form of secondary education. The situation is problematic due to the isolation and the widely scattered villages, the varying tribal languages and the lack of financing.

The Liebenzell Mission’s partner church has 54 parishes in this region which maintain good contacts to the local communities. The Liebenzell Mission supports a children’s village (a boarding school) here for 20 children of secondary school age. It is proposed to set up a new primary school in the near future.