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over 65 percent scholarship recipients are girls

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23 high schools and 60 SHIKHON schools

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836 scholarships

Under the Quality Education Support initiative, a scholarship drive for high-achieving students was launched in 2001. In 2022, scholarships were awarded to 836 students in 23 schools. Also included are remuneration support for additional teachers in selected schools, an endowment fund, sports equipment, school furniture, sanitation facilities and tube-wells to provide safe drinking water for selected schools. 

The SHIKHON project, a collaboration between Chevron and Save the Children, aims to provide 3½ years of an accelerated non-formal primary school education to 1,800 previously out-of-school children and dropouts from 46 villages near our areas of operation. They have been equipped to transition into Bangladesh’s national education system from Grade IV and beyond. The SHIKHON project engaged 1,800 parents of the participating children, 60 EPE center teachers, and 660 community members. Infrastructural improvements have been made to nine government primary schools. 

Mrs Mariom Akter (Headmaster, Nadampur High School) with some of her students

Our students are getting admission in the best universities of the country, such as Dhaka University and SUST. They are doing very well with their careers. Many of our students have become doctors and engineers. Chevron has a very important contribution in this, because a school's environment plays a huge role in children's motivation to come to school and complete their education.
- Mrs Mariom Akter (Headmaster, Nadampur High School)

A collage of students in the classroom and posing with their diplomas

AUW math and science summer school

The Asian University for Women (AUW) conducts the AUW Math & Science Summer School, powered by Chevron, that inspires young women to pursue their higher studies in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). It offers rigorous training in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer coding, environmental science and public health. This initiative empowers participants with essential skills and knowledge, positioning them for success in top-tier universities and lucrative careers. The summer school started back in 2019 and since then a total of 202 bright, motivated female high school students successfully participated in the summer school and received the certificate of merit.

AUW math and science summer school students with their diplomas
Najifa Mahpara (AUW math and science summer school student)

My favorite thing here was the sweetest instructors and their interactive class with fun activities. More than an hour of class but I did not feel sleepy at all.
- Najifa Mahpara (AUW math and science summer school student)