BacBon Limited has over 8 Years of experience providing conference, workshop, and training management services to national and international organizations. We strive to provide our clients with international standard conferences, workshops, and training management services. We provide customized service to our clients, especially for the professional development of teachers, human resource development, technical skill development, digital literacy, etc. Throughout the journey, we have provided training and workshop services to many internationally renowned organizations such as World Bank, ADB, JICA, and CASIO Japan.
BacBon Limited is a partner of CASIO's GAKUHAN activities in Bangladesh. To CASIO, selling calculators is not the only goal. They actively support teachers and students across the globe who utilize technology to achieve better mathematical education using a scientific calculator. To CASIO, this is called "GAKUHAN."
The main GAKUHAN activities are
CASIO is the only company undertaking GAKUHAN around the world with scientific calculators.
Together with GAKUHAN coordinators and collaborative teachers, BacBon constantly works to spread GAKUHAN in Bangladesh. As a part of the GAKUHAN activity, BacBon implemented the 'Math Skill Up Training Program with Technology' (MSTPT) across Bangladesh from 2017 to 2019.
The project's mission is to support the teachers in making better classes using a scientific calculator. By supporting the teachers, CASIO would like to foster the human resources governments need and make children's dreams come true, such as entering a university/ becoming a doctor or teacher.
Under the MSTPT program, BacBon conducted 40 workshops for 1200 Math Teachers from Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools. In the workshop, teachers received comprehensive training on using technology to solve mathematical problems efficiently. Moreover, BacBon organized campaigns, seminars, and workshops in 400 schools in Dhaka and outside of Dhaka. These campaigns and school-based workshops aimed to remove the fear of mathematics from students' minds by providing training on technology usage in mathematical problem solutions.
BacBon and Center on Budget and Policy (CBP), the University of Dhaka jointly organized the “First International Conference on Digital Education,” Dhaka- September-2 2015. The goal of organizing the conference was to bring all the initiatives on ICT-based teaching-learning initiatives in a single platform, promote “digital education” countrywide, inform policymakers about the ongoing revolution in “digital education,” and promote policy reforms to revolutionize e-learning initiatives.
A total of 600 people participated in the conference, including 84 international guests where most of them were from Japan.
The conference chair was Dr. M. Abu Eusuf, Director, Center on Budget and Policy, University of Dhaka. Special Guests were Dr. A A M S Arefin Siddique, Honorable Ex Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dhaka, and Dr. Atiur Rahman, Ex-Governor of Bangladesh Bank. Guest of Honor was Mr. Masato Watanabe, His Excellency the Ambassador of Japan in Bangladesh, and Chief Guest was Mr. Nurul Islam Nahid, Ex. Honorable Minister of Education and Keynote Speakers was Professor Yonekura Seiichiro, Hitotsubashi University, Japan.
On the conference occasion, BacBon organized an Idea Challenge Competitions across Bangladesh. A total of 120 teams competed in the challenge, and 05 teams qualified for the final competition. BacBon organized an incubation workshop for the finalists to enhance ideas and scale them up to the next level.
For more details, please visit our conference website http://digitaleducationbd.com
JICA is enhancing the health systems of Bangladesh strengthening through cooperation with the GOB based on the analysis that human resources for health, especially nurses, have issues in number, quality, and unequal distribution in urban and rural areas. Considering the overall improvement of nursing in Bangladesh, the project aims to improve nursing education in Bangladesh.
Implementing agencies of the project are Directorate General of Nursing and Midwifery (DGNM), Bangladesh Nursing and Midwifery Council (BNMC), Dhaka Nursing College (DNC), Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The scope of work of BacBon Limited includes conducting a workshop for the selected instructors of Dhaka Nursing College and providing training and technical assistance to make them knowledgeable about e-Learning content development tools and techniques. BacBon conducted ten workshops for the instructors on making e-Learning content and uploading it in Learning Management System (LMS). In addition, BacBon provided online assistance and training to the instructors whenever required. A total of 15 nurses were trained in the project.
Asian Development Bank (ADB) is piloting a Digital Platform in primary schools to enhance teachers' professional development for classroom-based formative assessment to determine students learning in the classroom. Under this project, a digital platform for teacher development based on classroom observations will be set up and piloted in Bangladesh. The purpose of the ICT-based digital platform is to develop the capacity of the primary teachers by providing constant coaching for the quality enhancement of primary education.
As part of the service, BacBon has undertaken the following activities:
a) engage ten professional experts to serve as teacher coaches following agreed-upon selection criteria with ADB and the Department of Primary Education (DPE) at the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education;.
b) support the preparation of user manuals for the digital teacher development platform for concerned stakeholders, notably one manual specifically for teachers and one manual for teacher-coaches;
c) support the preparation of formative assessment content for the digital platform;
d) work closely with the key stakeholders, including concerned local education officials, teacher educators, headteachers, and others, to contribute to the design of training on the ICT teacher development platform and develop training session agendas, presentations, and resources for teachers and coaches;
e) implement separate user training for teachers and coaches, government officials, and headteachers of primary schools;
f) manage coaches conducting at least two field visits per month to each selected school under the project;
f) manage coaches conducting at least two field visits per month to each selected school under the project;
g) manage coaches conducting at least three classroom observations during each school visit using the digital platform and providing feedback to teachers utilizing feedback messages suggested through the digital platform;
h) support the preparation of a manual for a hybrid coaching and mentoring approach that includes a combination of (physical, online, and phone-based) coaching and mentoring;
i) conduct /manage coaches conducting hybrid coaching and mentoring approach with teachers in select schools using the digital platform;
j) support capacity building for government officials for utilizing the digital platform; and
k) provide users' feedback for improving the design of the digital platform and coaching system;
In the training part, 480 primary school teachers, 104 government officials, and 120 head teachers received training on formative assessment and used the digital platform to conduct the formative assessment in the classroom.
The UNDP Bangladesh Accelerator Lab is implementing a pilot e-learning project collaborating with Volunteer Association Bangladesh (VAB) to evaluate the learning outcome of secondary level students after they receive the opportunity of digital learning. Under the piloting project, the lab will support students who are deprived of quality learning due to a lack of quality teaching staff and other resources. Moreover, the situation has further been worsened by the Impact of COVID-19. Through the current intervention, the accelerator Lab will offer additional learning opportunities to supplement the existing education through e-Learning.
However, effective e-Learning depends on quality e-contents, affordable hardware, and reliable and robust software, which is usually inaccessible to digitally underprivileged students, especially young girls. Hence, the Accelerator Lab such as provides technical implementation support for the project and has undertaken a data-driven approach to generate new learnings on and around the project. The lab has distributed 99 digital tablets to 191 students, including 22 teachers, on a shared basis in nine schools of Sathkhira, Kurigram, Nilphamary, Pabna, and Jashore. The initial part of the project has already been implemented from 1 October to 30 November 2021.
So far, the project has supported these students in their preparation for the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination that began on 14 November 2021. The project offered students e-contents (videos, scripts, tests) on which the 2021 SSC examination in the Science stream is being held – Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. The e-contents were uploaded and delivered to the students via tablets. The Accelerator Lab also put in place a Learning Management System (LMS) for the project that serves as a Monitoring and Evaluation system that tracks hours spent by students on videos, scripts, and tests related to the learning contents. Moving forward, the Accelerator Lab is planning to expand the scope of the pilot to serve upcoming 2022 SSC candidates and evaluate the impact of the e-learning pilot project through necessary monitoring and research.
As a part of content development, BacBon has developed e-Contents for the required subject mentioned in the ToR. These contents have been installed on the existing Learning Management System (LMS), where Science, Humanities, and Business studies contents are already available. BacBon also procured 50 tablets as a part of deliverables and handed them over to VAB. A total of 159 tablets, with e-Learning contents and exams, will be used as supporting learning material for around 318 students for the upcoming Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exam 2022 in 7 districts specified by the VAB. All tablet, including contents, has been successfully handed over to VAB.
For the pilot project, BacBon has conducted a Baseline survey as a part of an impact evaluation research to find the effectiveness of the piloting eLearning intervention on the educational performance of the selected students. It will compare the learning outcome of the intervention for the students who have received TABs with eLearning content with the same number of students from the selected schools who have not received eLearning opportunities.
As a part of the service, BacBon has taken the following activities:
This assignment aims to conduct a pilot project for the impact evaluation of e-learning by supporting 318 students in 18 schools (Satkhira, Kurigram, Nilphamary, Pabna, Jashore, Bandarban, and Chittagong). The students of these schools received Tablet-based learning materials for the upcoming 2022 SSC examination. BacBon provided the following supports to achieve the objective.
- Provide required e-contents in the form of videos, scripts, and tests as per the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) curriculum, upload, and install in the existing UNDP LMS for delivery to students via tablets.
- Conduct workshops for the students and project personnel to educate them about using the e-Contents of the Tab and track progress.
- Deliver 60 tablets matching the specifications of the current deployment. The existing and new tablets together will be distributed to the 2022 batch students on a shared basis for eLearning.
- Provide technical implementation support and monitor the pilot project.
Upon completion of the pilot project, data will be analyzed based on students' and schools' learning behavior and performance through data available in the LMS to showcase valuable trends, patterns, and insights.
A baseline survey will be conducted to assess the current and the pre-pilot implementation status of all relevant indicators, and an end-line survey to evaluate the progress, results, and impact of the pilot intervention (including samples from non-tablet users) and deliver an end-line report.
To improve the professional skill of primary schools’ teachers, BacBon Limited has been cooperating with Japan International Cooperation Foundation in Bangladesh since 2019. As a part of the cooperation, BacBon produced an e-Teachers guide for the primary school teachers of Bangladesh. Watching e-Teachers focus on a specific subject and topic, teachers can prepare themselves for conducting classes with the students effectively. BacBon produced 500 e-Learning content and conducted 07 workshops for the primary school teachers of Chandpur, Dhaka, Rajshahi, and Sylhet. Around 300 primary schools, teachers, and government officials participated in the workshops to learn about e-Contents and e-contents as a tool for teaching preparation.
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the learning activities of around 38.6 million students have come to a halt. One of the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) was developing and disseminating learning content adapted to different platforms, including TV, radio, mobile and online modalities. Television broadcasting of pre-recorded lessons started from March 29 for secondary and from April 7, 2020, for primary level students to minimize the adverse impacts of school closure on learning. In this respect, the Directorate of Primary Education (DPE), with the support from the a2i program, broadcasted the digital content for primary level students on Sangsad TV. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) led the initiative for content developments.
BacBon is proud to be part of this covid-19 recovery initiative with JICA. As a part of the contract, BacBon limited developed 380 video content on mathematics subjects. For this purpose, BacBon provided comprehensive training to the selected primary school on video content development.
BacBon was involved in the e-Science pilot project as a part of the collaboration with NPO e-Education. The World Bank (WB) funded the Project. The Project's goal was to enhance the quality of science education in Bangladesh through ICT technology-based intervention, a part of the Secondary Education Quality Enhancement Project (SEQAEP). The Project was piloted in 40 randomly selected SEQAEP schools. BacBon developed e-Learning content on the three science subjects: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics for
grades 9 and 10. Later on, an impact evaluation study took place in 60 participating schools, of which 40 schools were treatment schools (30 schools for science, ten schools for humanities), and 20 schools will be control schools (10 schools each for science and humanities). Two types of treatment took place. Science stream students who received DVDs of all four subjects, whereas humanities stream students will receive math DVDs only. The IE took place in 5 Upazilas in the Dhaka division, namely Dhamrai, Kaliakor, Fulbaria, Belabo, and Raipura.
The key activities of the Project were: