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A Bangladeshi Youth’s journey from a being Coaching centre tutor to building Bangladesh’s biggest virtual School – The 10 Minute School

Access to education is an individual’s inherent right. It is considered a human right. It builds personality, teaches the value and helps an individual to gauge the world around them. One’s education should be adaptable, accessible and acceptable. However, education and access to knowledge is still a privilege of elites in some developing countries. 

Let’s take the example of Bangladesh. Good quality higher education in Bangladesh is largely restricted to the capital city of Dhaka. Every year, the city is swamped by thousands of students who come to the city looking for coaching centres to prepare for their higher education and other competitive exams. In Dhaka, coaching classes are turning into havens for aspiring students and it promises them a competitive edge over other applicants. However, these coaching centres are highly expensive and put immense pressure on students and constrict learning to conventional methods of teaching. But, shouldn’t everyone have access to learning without burning a hole in their pockets? 

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