SOS Hermann Gmeiner College Dhaka is one of the Education Projects of SOS Children’s Village International in Bangladesh.
It was established in 1986 in order to provide quality education to the children of SOS Children’s Village Dhaka as well as those of Mirpur and its adjoining areas.
Since its inception we have been striving for academic excellence as well as extra-curricular development of the students. The institution has already earned a reputation as one of the best educational institutions in the country both in terms of its achievement in different public examinations as well as its performance in different extra-curricular competitions. The college provides an excellent environment for the young learners and the annual programmes aim at their balanced physical, mental, intellectual and moral development. Child Protection Policy also remains an integral part of our overall policy. The college is run by a special Governing Body approved by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Dhaka. The impressive college building is situated on 2 acres of land at Mirpur Section-13. We are making utmost efforts to provide all necessary facilities in order to ensure quality education. At present over 1100 students, including about 120 children from SOS Children’s Village Dhaka, are studying in this institution.
Aims and Objectives of SOS Hermann Gmeiner College Dhaka:
The institution aims at developing children to their full potentialso that they can make a significant contribution to the nation in future. Forbalanced development of students’ potential, equal emphasis is laid on theirachieving excellence in both academic and extra-curricular activities.
With a view to attaining our aim we wish to pursue the followingobjectives:
- To enable him/her, throughself-knowledge and understanding, to see beyond his/her own needs and usehis/her talent to contribute to the betterment of the society.
- To develop aninstitution that recognizes the uniqueness of the transitional period of earlychildhood and gears it up to the needs of the early adolescent.
- To allow each studentto progress physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually at a rateappropriate to him/her.
- To provide equalopportunity to all children on the basis of merit and without any form ofdiscrimination.
Hermann Gmeiner Scholarships:
Every year Hermann Gmeiner Scholarships are awarded to students in three categories:
(i) For Academic Excellence
(ii) Need- based
(iii) Outstanding Extra-curricular Achievement
In Category (i) 2 students from each class are awarded the scholarship based on their overall academic performance in an academic year.
In Category (ii) Up to 2 students from each class receive the award based on their financial need and subject to their satisfactory academic performance
In Category (iii) 1 student each from Primary (Classes I to V), Secondary (Classes VI to X) and Higher Secondary (Classes XI and XII) levels are awarded the
scholarship for outstanding achievements in extra-curricular competitions.
Each scholarship carries a cash award of BDT. 6500, 8000 and 10000 for the Primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary levels respectively and a Certificate.
In 2012, 39 students were awarded the scholarships in three categories and an amount of BDT 305,000 was spent for that.
Hermann Gmeiner Academic Award:
Every year one teacher receives the Hermann Gmeiner Academic Award for excellent contribution in academic and other spheres of the college. The award carries
a cash award of BDT 15000 and a Certificate.