Approximately 1.5 million girls are studying in madrasas around the country. Most people of Bangladesh especially sylhet are religious minded and they want to send their girls to the Madrasas. Study has shown that 50% girls dropout before starting the higher secondary level and wedlock in premature age. Only 3 to 4 % girls join at the workforce. Besides, due to the poor involvement of NGOs, government and community, teaching learning system is very poor and there is no soft/hard skills training arrangement for the girls. Madrasa can carry many negative meanings- they have image of being backward, outdated and preaching extremist ideology to breed and train terrorists. Most of the madrasas use curtain between the boys and girls students in the classrooms.
For implementing the project, 15 madrasas will be selected from Sylhet region and two teachers and 30 girls from each madrasas will be taken from grade 7 to 9 and 3 days capacity building training will be provided. Before imparting the training to the girls an orientation workshop will be arranged for the relevant people of madrasa education. After implementing the training, a girl’s club will be formed. The trained girls will take leadership and the clubs will run for one year. In one year they will practice the skills and each club will focus on developing a mini project. Such as; to learn how to make handicrafts/ how to speak in English/how to handle computer etc. Girls’ clubs in madrasas can provide the girls a safe environment to engage in important capacity-building training and to acquire relevant life skills, like leadership, communication, and negotiation. Gaining skills means gaining confidence in them and that confidence will help them to stay in school longer and to speak out about the importance of their education. At the end of the year, there will be a sharing workshop where (30*15) 450 girls will share their learning with the larger audience.