Global Connections and Exchange Program has established Internet
Learning Centers (ILCs) throughout Bangladesh. Through a competitive
application process, schools were selected that best met the criteria
for involvement (such as an active community, formation of a Community
Committee, equity of access for boys and girls, and a workable
sustainability plan). The schools were selected to maximize access by
underrepresented groups including: religious minorities, orphans,
people with disabilities, and women. ILCs locations were selected to
encourage all groups to continue with education.
Schools are arranged into clusters to facilitate local support and
collaborations. Currently, cluster locations include Dhaka,
Comilla, Chittagong, Jessore and Rajshahi. The project includes
schools and community-based institutions with a teaching mission.
ILC Core Schools have their own ILC, and serve as hosts for ILC Partner
school in their neighborhood. Typically, each core school works
with two or three partner schools. Additionally, associate
schools are involved in the network. These schools have their own
computer laboratory and share in the programming and project aspects of
the Global Connections and Exchange Program.
To read more about ILC
schools and their partners, follow the links under the "Schools" menu.