"Enable children in the slums of the world get sustainable and high-quality of education at low cost while creating a strong partnership with the communities involved."
Tools: We have developed a model that is rapidly scalable and provides high-quality of education at a very low cost.
Success: We have applied this model in the slums since 2014 with > 47,000 enrollments who successfully advanced into the school system in Bangladesh.
Send a child in a slum to school
At the low cost of $1/month
Using a proven model by DoPeace
We have put more than 10,000 children each year in schools in the slums of Bangladesh.
Could you be an advocate for the children in slums?
These beautiful small children need to be in schools, and not on the streets. Slum dwellers are caught up in a cycle of poverty, for decades. Times have changed, and the world has more resources, ingenuity, and technology to make changes. It is upon us to educate these children and level the playing field rigged against them. We have an opportunity for advocacy for the children in the slums of the world.
Educating a child is one of the highest return on investment. It is like nurturing a seed, and watching that seed bud, bloom and grow into a tree. An educated child perpetuates an educated generation.
Under the Starry Nights: Low-cost Education for Thousands of Children in Slums
Dr. Shahid Ahmed has devised a very low-cost model to educate the poor and applied that to tens of thousands of children in the slums of Bangladesh. This book tells the gripping story of his five-year struggle of working with the slum communities to form an educational system. He describes the uphill battle of child labor, early marriage, and resistance to education that frustrated his mission. His trials and tribulations, success and failures, and moments of hope and despair dig deep into roots of the problems. An estimated one billion people are living in urban slums, and the number is growing. More than 150 million little children under the age of 5 who will never go to school in their lives are living there.
These children will mostly grow up uneducated, the social and economic consequences of which are devastating. The lack of education engenders a cycle of poverty that is very hard to break. Education is a way out of these persistent slums. With the mission to alleviate poverty, the book describes a startling system of education that emerged, costing one dollar per child per month. This system has so far resulted in about 50,000 child-year of schooling. Will this model enable educating the masses of the poor to eradicate poverty?
The book provides a tantalizing hope that will grab your attention. Dr. Shahid Ahmed is President of PITC Institute in Wyncote, Pennsylvania for the last 18 years. He founded the nonprofit, DoPeace, in 2014. He has a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa; and an MBA from The Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
This Ramadan, give the gift of education to the poorest of the poor children in Pakistan. Donate $25 to educate 25 children per month. Call 267-245-1087 or visit DoPeace.org. DoPeace brings children under 5 years of age to the preschool. We put 12,000 poor children in the school system every year. The cost is only $1 per child per year. You can sponsor a school in your name by donating $2,000 per year with 200 children. Go to DoPeace.org or call 267-245-1087 for the tax-free donation. Educate the poor children to build the declining literacy rate in Pakistan.
We have opened Sturgis DoPeace Learning Center in the inner city in Philadelphia. Every child must be directed to achieve Higher Education. Children must be guided from an early age. They should be tutored all along
We have seen children in the disadvantaged population facing hopelessness. Communities have seen poverty as a way of life for generations. Parents may not see education as a priority when the money is tight. Social norms may discourage from the long-term investment in education. Even when education is conceived as a way out of the poverty, there may not be any means or guidance or role model available to inspire the children.
DoPeace strives to break the cycle of poverty in the inner city disadvantaged communities with investment in education from the very childhood. DoPeace works with the parents and community leaders.
We need contribution
DoPeace.org Ramps Up the distribution of food, and is bracing to set up our Learning Centers for Myanmar Refugees children.
There are some 240,000 children and food and shelter are the priorities. Please donate so we will be able to save the children.
Open Access for All
We believe that education is a key element improving human rights, raising the standard of living and provide a just and more peaceful world. We can help all children realize their full potential.
To reduce the number of street children through primary school education by providing classrooms coaching centers within walking distance, providing instructors within the community, and emphasis on student access to education.
Could change their lives
DoPeace values the importance of educating all children. By providing preschools and learning centers we can transform the lives of thousands of children who are now living in slums and miss out on an education that could change their lives.
From the Chairman, Dr. Shahid Ahmed
I grew up in Dhaka and Karachi, and have worked in Dar-es-Salaam. I have first-hand knowledge of the challenges that perpetuate poverty in the slums. The major cause being the lack of education. I formed DoPeace in 2014 in the USA and started grassroots campaigns for preschool education in the slums of Bangladesh. DoPeace began with one school in Rangpur with 26 students.
Now there are about 10,000 students enrolled every year in 50 Learning Centers in seven slums. The rapid growth and successful outcome is due to a very low cost, innovative model that DoPeace has pioneered. I am seeking support from those who strongly feel that little children in the slums deserve education, like children everywhere else. Please help us by donating one dollar by going to dopeace.org/donate.
Tax Deductible: EIN 26-4314228 501(C)(3) Public Charity 100% of donations go for education
An Organization You Can Trust
DoPeace.org Developed a low cost, effective and rapid implementation preK - 5th grade STEM educational model, using cutting edge-technology and optimum use of resources. We passionately believes that this model is an instrument to provide education to the children in the slums around the world. The present cost is $1/month/child based on 10,000 children now going to schools in Bangladesh.
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DoPeace.org was founded by Dr. Shahid Ahmed to provide education to children in the slums around the world. Dr. Ahmed grew up in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and has the first hand knowledge of the acute problems in the slums, particularly the abject poverty and lack of resources for children’s education.
What We Do
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