The European Commission (EC) launched a call for proposals entailing grants totaling 29 million euros on non-formal primary education in Bangladesh. The deadline for submission of proposal is June 25, 2006.
The call is open to non-profit making NGOs registered at the NGO Affairs Bureau and for international organisations. They should have documented experience in the provision of non-formal education services to out-of-school children in Bangladesh, covering geographical clusters of at least three districts, said an EU press release Thursday.
Of the total 29 million euros, individual projects may receive between 3.5 million euros to 9.6 million euros. The European Commission will finance 60 per cent to 95 per cent of total project costs. The duration of each project will be between 36 and 48 months.
The purpose of this call for proposals is to bring qualitative improvement and quantitative expansion of non-formal primary education services of NGOs, thereby creating, maintaining and strengthening links with the formal primary education system in Bangladesh. The overall objective of this project is to support the achievement of the millennium development goal (MDG) of universal primary education in Bangladesh.
Detailed information on the call is available at the website of the European Commission's Delegation to Bangladesh at: www.eudelbangladesh.org from where relevant forms and documents can also be downloaded. Hard copies may be obtained from the delegation's premises (Plot #7, Road #84, Gulshan 2, Dhaka - 1212) during normal office hours.
An information session on this call for proposals is scheduled for April 3, 2006. The exact time and date will soon be posted at the delegation's website.