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 young learners and the annual programs 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 the utmost efforts to provide all the 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 potential so that they can make a significant contribution to the nation in the future. For the balanced development of students’ potential, equal emphasis is laid on their achieving excellence in both academic and extra-curricular activities.
With a view to attaining our aim we wish to pursue the following objectives:
To enable him/her, through self-knowledge and understanding, to see beyond his/her own needs and use his/her talent to contribute to the betterment of the society.
To develop an institution that recognizes the uniqueness of the transitional period of early-childhood and gears it up to the needs of the early adolescent.
To allow each student to progress physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually at a rate appropriate to him/her.
To provide equal opportunity to all children based on merit and without any form of discrimination.
Hermann Gmeiner Scholarships:
Every year Hermann Gmeiner Scholarships are awarded to students in three categories:
(i) For Academic Excellence
(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 on 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.