To give underprivileged children a chance at English Education
February, 2017, Dhaka - The project “Smallfoot” is a project undertaken by the YES Alumni BD. “Small Steps Towards English” aims to further add to the objectives of “Smallfoot” which is to give underprivileged children a chance at English education. It aims to improve the English speaking and grammar skills of the children of Smallfoot. The project has been going on from September of 2016. Classes have been taken on each consecutive Fridays of February, 2017 for 1.5 hour sessions by alumnus Mohammad Towhidul Aziz along with other YES alumni as well as 10 external volunteers. An increased grasp over the English language of these underprivileged children is the desired outcome. This will hopefully inspire underprivileged families to send their children to school and also encourage the children to show an interest in learning. For “SmallFoot”, this will be another step towards their growth as it will enable the students to move to better schools in the future in order to continue their higher education. Through interactive videos with storytelling, story books and workbook exercises which practice the structure of sentences and word meanings through “Fill in the Blanks”, “Selecting words”, “Questions” and so on the children get to practice what they have learned at school and also learn new things.