Besides running our own educational projects, we own various educational products, brand and services with a mission to improve future skills (Creativity & Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence and Moral Values & Ethics) of primary level children.
We offer our expertise to our partner organizations and clients to develop and execute innovative education-focused projects, products and services. We closely work with INGOs, Donors, Govt. Institutes, Non-profits and Companies to implement innovative and futuristic education project.
We are interested in challenging, innovative projects and get involved in projects that have long term vision and goal.
Our Partnership Projects
Below, we’ve mentioned a brief about the projects that we are currently working on and very proud to be part of.
DFAT (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) Australia
We won DFAT Funded IDEO’s Global Competition on ‘Education in Emergency’ in 2018. Under this pilot project, we are working in Rohingya Refugee Camp to introduce Sputnique (a solar-run multimedia solution developed by Light of Hope) to provide an interactive and engaging learning experience for children. Sputnique is an award-winning product which is basically a solar-run multimedia classroom that fits inside a backpack. This allows the teacher or Program Organizers to bring interactive audio-visual contents and power of media to educate and interact with children.
We are piloting the project with Children on the Edge and Mukti Foundation in Cox’s Bazar.
With a successful pilot, the project aims to bring the solution to all the Child Centers operating by different organizations to ensure that children can learn in a more interesting and engaging way.
Watch LoH CEO giving his pitch at Unilever HQ at UK about Sputnique and how it’s impacting children in the most rural remote areas.
Sisimpur (Sesame Street Bangladesh): DSD Project
Light of Hope Ltd. is currently implementing Sisimpur’s ‘Dream, Save, Do (DSD)’ project in 50 schools and 50 communities in Dhaka targeting 3-8 years old children and their parents to develop financial literacy among the target audience. The children are expected to set goals for their lives, plan to achieve the goal and execute them. It’s a fascinating project given that this is the first time that such endeavor is taken where children are encouraged to plan and set up targets for their life’s goal. 16,000 children and 8,000 parents are targeted to reach the project.
Aloha is the largest after-school program in Bangladesh. Light of Hope is working closely with them to develop the professional capacity of the teachers of Aloha, develop assessment tools for children and classroom activities to make the class more interesting and engaging for the children. Another fascinating challenge for Light of Hope, where we’ve set to develop an assessment tool for children that will measure future skills like creativity, problem solving, critical thinking etc. The project is planned to expand to all 40+ centers of Aloha, making it the biggest private initiative to bring change in the education system in Bangladesh.
Save the Children Bangladesh: AGNEE Project
We recently partnered up with Save the Children Bangladesh to execute another exciting project in Cox’s Bazar. The plan is to provide literacy and life skills to adolescent girls from both host and Rohinga community through use of technology and human-centered design. The project is backed up by DFAT in collaboration with InnovationExchange, IDEO and AECOM. The objective is to develop an education intervention model for conflicted areas (specifically Education in Emergencies).
ActionAid Bangladesh partnered up us to execute the project called ‘Innovative Delivery of Education in Bangladesh using Mobile Technology’. The objective of this action research-based pilot project is to determine how effectively the newly developed Aptus System by Commonwealth of Learning works in delivering quality education and improve learning of students. The Aptus system is very portable and can be used in a virtual classroom anywhere such as a remote village or a school.
The ultimate goal of the project is develop and recommend a technology centered educational model for future interventions that provides scalable and sustainable solutions for educational resources accessibility challenge in Bangladesh.
Save the Children Bangladesh
Light of Hope recently completed a project with Save the Children under which 6 Sputnique prototypes (5 static solution and 1 mobile version) are set up in Rayerbazar slum to ensure high quality education facility to children and community members. Sputnique is a solar-run multimedia solution in a backpack developed by Light of Hope that allows live class, training, awareness program, classroom sessions anywhere anytime. The project supported MSS – the local partner of Save the Children.
Project Year: 2017
Project/Service Contact: Moazzem Hossain, 01713090334
Light of Hope worked with ActionAid Bangladesh to develop the overall quality of their cluster schools. Under the project, Light of Hope’s teacher development wing called ‘Teachers Time’ provided capacity building training to the teachers of their 6 schools and under ‘Porua’ project, Light of Hope set up child corner with library in those schools. These schools work as community centers for ActionAid where pre-schooling is provided to young children, after-school program is provided to children who are already going to other schools and also a hub for community engagement.
Project Year: 2017
Project/Service Contact: Selim, 01818468276
Light of Hope is the most successful startup that graduated from Spark* Accelerator Program in Bangladesh. Spark* is an Australian Accelerator Program funded by YGAP – a Melbourne-based organization who supported Light of Hope to expand its operation. We got two growth grant from Spark*/YGAP to develop learning contents for children to develop future skills, set up libraries in schools and solar-run multimedia classrooms in rural areas.
Project/Service Contact: Nirjhor Rahman, CEO, Spark* Bangladesh, 01706356116
Watch the Video of the Project
Sisimpur Project: Play Safe with Sisimpur
Sisimpur and VERC Foundation worked in Raypura area where they purchased 13 Sputnique to provide audio-visual contents in over 100 schools and communities to aware and educate both children and their parents on child safety. Sputnique is a solar-powered multimedia solution developed by Light of Hope that facilitates training, classroom sessions, and awareness program anywhere anytime on-the-go. The project impacted 42,000 people.
Project/Service Contact: Gopal Dey, 01924394795
Green School Project for Rural Bangladesh
With joint collaboration of Light of Hope and Korean National Commission for UNESCO (KNCU) and with local support from Bangladesh National Commission for UNESCO (BNCU), the project was implemented to aware and educate children on climate change, renewable energy, environment and natural disaster. Under the project, a puppet show was developed for children to educate them on climate literacy and then 2 model solar-run multimedia classroom was set up in two different schools to provide the contents to the children.
Contact: Dr. Hafeza Akhter, Bangladesh National Commission for UNESCO (BNCU)
Besides above mentioned projects, we’ve worked with at different capacities with following organizations: EMK Center, Western Union, JAAGO Foundation, Agami Foundation, Spreeha Foundation, IPDC Finance Ltd., VERB Foundation, Just People etc. Usually these were small projects to set up libraries in rural and underprivileged schools.