​Kinitheu and Us
We started our Education project for Sustainable Development at Kinitheu.
Here Kinitheu is
 
Kinitheu Shishu Sadan is a school and hostel at Bandarban, Bangladesh.
There are about 50 children from class 0 to 5 every year,​ they are from Khumi and Mro indigenous community.
Kinitheu means Sunrise in Khumi language.
Kinitheu was established in 2010 by local people, Siaung Khumi and his companies.
Then, some local organization and volunteers has tried management as much as possible.
Our present member has also visited here to support children since 2010. 
But, school management was unstable and many things were missing for children.
We decided to start supporting KInitheu with our full strength from 2019 (by the name of ChotoBela works).​
Now, we are dreaming of making a lively space and surroundings for children.
​Staff
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Lonang Khumi

From Khumi community

Joined in 2010

Age : 35

​Educational Qualification

: HSC

​Head Teacher
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​Assistant Teacher

Chomranu Marma

From Marma community

Joined in 2010

Age : 26

EQ : HSC

We feel her like a mother

for everyone here.​

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​Assistant Teacher

Kusumika Chakma

From Chakma community

​Joined in February 2020

Age : 24

E: MBA in Accounting

We feel her like a sister

for everyone here.​

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​Field Manager

Dileep Chakma

From Chakma community

Joined in May 2019

Age : 25

EQ : B.A

We feel him the heart of Kinitheu.

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​Cook

​Paya Mro

From Mro community

Joined in March 2019

He loves playing Plung

(their traditional flute).

Education
We focus on ESD (Education for Sustainable Development).

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Environmental problems, Poverty, Human Rights, Development, Conflicts, ... lots of problems are happening in the world.

We feel those problems and subjects has became more conspicuous in developing countries,

then adversely affected directly children in Bangladesh.

 

Our vision is "Ensure lively childhood to all children no matter where they come from",

and children will grow up along with it.

The reason why we took the first step for 'indigenous children' and by 'supporting their school' is
that they were suitable presence for realisation of ESD (Education for Sustainable Development). 

We believe that the position to be indigenous (minority) people and live in remote area is not their weakness,

although there is discrimination and educational gap, etc. Conversely, minority is good in different ways from majority.

They have individuality, vitality, humanity. Also, know the better way to live in harmony with nature.

We want to assist them in developing their strength.

That said, they are more vulnerable to lot's of problems as mentioned above.

Before they just fall victim to that, we must take any actions... 

Education has a tendency to be effective for just exam and job hunting for children in developing countries.

We support kinitheu's children to receive equal and quality education,

in addition we make them feel proud of their own roots and childhood.

We hope that they will get creative and color a country through various ways,

also play an important role at those problems solution.

​Details of Kinitheu
(2020)
Kinitheu is a community school.
Class : 0 to 5 (Pre primary to Primary education)
Students : 47 / Boarders : 32   ※Students except Boarders come to Kinitheu from a 
nearby village everyday. Boarder's mother come to see their child on the way to local market
from 'Jum' field, then they leave children at Kinitheu with 400BDT and 15kg Rice a month.
 

 

​Teacher : 3                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                                

Subject : Bangla (National language), English, Math, Sience,                                    

                Social science, Religion, Mro and Khumi (Mother tongue)                        
                                                                                                                                                 
Holiday  : Sunday and National holiday                                                                     
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Daily routine and Diet routine
​Daily routine
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Regular day
5:00 a.m.       Morning wake-up call
5:15 – 6:00     Prayer song, Yoga/PT
6:00 – 6:30     Freshen up
6:30 – 8:00     Morning study session
8:20 – 8:50     Breakfast
8:50 – 9:10     Dress up and cleaning the school
9:30 – 9:45     Assembly
10:00 – 1:30   School time
1:30 – 2:00     Snacks
2:00 – 3:00     Nap time/Activity
3:00 – 4:00     Play time/Activity
4:00 – 5:30     Shower 
5:45 – 6:20     Attendance & Dinner
6:30 – 8:30     Evening study session
10:00 p.m.     Light off
                  Sunday & Holiday
                         Same with Regular day
                         8:50 – 1:30     Drawing  & Creative Art Class
                         1:30 – 2:00     Snacks
                         2:00 – 4:00     Prayer/Play time/Activity
                         Same with Regular day
                         7:00 – 8:30     Cultural Program/Activity
                         8:30 – 9:00     Weekly evaluation Meeting
                         Same with Regular day

Activity list :

Bringing water / Catching Fish / Gardening / Recycling /

Village cleaning / Campus cleaning / Anything instructed by the elders /

Special classes (Leadership, Adolescence, Environment, Cleanliness, Science, etc.)

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Chomranu didi (Assistant Teacher)  cut children's hair                            and make them look cute!           
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​Diet Routine
We started Kinitheu Daily Diet Routine from November 2019.
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             ​ Before that, their diet had been unbalanced.               
 Only Rice with Dal and Potato was their routine every meal... 
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​Snack me!?
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It's not so bad,
but too burnt...
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​​Water Supply Construction
We tried the biggest project for us in 2019, Kinitheu Water Supply Construction.
Sponsored by KUSANOCCHI / Japan, USA
Construction period : May - September 2019 (Keep on inproving)
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In Bangladesh and Rainy Season, any constructions don't make good progress
without willingnes and affection for children. 
We are grateful to sponsors, each expert and a field manager for Kinitheu Water Supply.
Also, we appreciate your cooperation for improvement of this. 
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​Study Tour
It's not like children only study in the classroom!
The purpose of study tour
○ To meet many different things from childhood and broaden their horizons.
○ To cultivate the sensitivity and flexibility
○ To develop the school's unity - 'We are from Kinitheu!'
○To have environmentally aware and consciousness as a role of the world
etc.
 
1st study tour : 2019-06-21 / Bandarban
​'Let's meet our own district!'
2nd study tour : 2019-12-17・18 / Cox's Bazar
​'Let's go to see the Sea from Hill!'
Let's leave the school!
Let's leave the school!

At that day, almost everybody (except only one student) went out from their villages and school.

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By Mahindra CNG

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Back to Kinitheu

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Let's leave the school!
Let's leave the school!

At that day, almost everybody (except only one student) went out from their villages and school.

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Let's start 2nd study tour
Let's start 2nd study tour

We promised our children we would take them to Cox's Bazar at the end of term in 2019.

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2 seats per 3 persons
2 seats per 3 persons

7 a.m. Kinitheu → 8:30 a.m. Bandarban town → while sleeping, singing and having a light breakfast (egg).

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Only we knew that a Japanese hero came by that flight...... ❤︎

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Let's start 2nd study tour
Let's start 2nd study tour

We promised our children we would take them to Cox's Bazar at the end of term in 2019.

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​Tree Plantation
“If you are planning for a year, sow rice.
If you are planning for a decade, plant trees.
If you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.”
- A Chinese proverb
2 acres out of 5 acres 50 decimal premises around Kinitheu is Shegun trees.
We aim to moisten the land and fill the campus with lush greenery.

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We started a school garden.
We started a school garden.

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We started a school garden.
We started a school garden.

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​Tree Plantation                                                                  School Garden
Kinitheu / Bandarban               CLIMATE STRIKE 2019           Moanoghar / Rangamati
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