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Willes Little Flower School and College: A Pioneer in English Medium Education in Dhaka

by saif71

Willes Little Flower School and College (WLFSC) is one of the oldest and most prestigious English medium schools in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Founded in 1956 by philanthropist Josephine Willes, the school has a rich history of academic excellence, extracurricular activities and social service. In this blog post, we will explore the history, achievements and challenges of this remarkable institution.


Josephine Willes was an American missionary who came to Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) in 1948. She was moved by the plight of the poor children who had no access to education. She started a small school in her rented house in Kakrail with only 12 students. She named it Willes Little Flower School after her late husband, William Willes, who was also a missionary.

The school gradually grew in size and reputation, attracting students from different backgrounds and religions. Josephine Willes also established a hostel for orphaned and destitute children, a clinic for the poor and a library for the public. She devoted her life to the service of humanity until her death in 1979.

The school was initially affiliated with the Cambridge University, but later switched to the London University. It also introduced Bangla medium and English version sections to cater to the diverse needs of the students. In 1996, the school was upgraded to a college and started offering A-level courses under Pearson Edexcel.

WLFSC is a pioneer in English medium education in Dhaka and has contributed significantly to the development of Bangladesh. It has a proud legacy of producing outstanding graduates who have excelled in their respective fields. However, it also faces some challenges that need to be addressed to ensure its continued success and excellence. We hope that WLFSC will overcome these challenges and remain a shining example of quality education for generations to come.


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