The National Development Initiative is the umbrella organization for several subsidiary non-profits, including the Majeda- Anowar Foundation (MAF). All funds for the purpose of maintaining and improving The Carter Academy are managed and dispersed through the MAF. The MAF works with volunteers and local builders on all development and infrastructural projects related to TCA. These projects undergo quarterly audits and comply fully with government regulations and laws.
TCA employs a staff of highly trained administrators and educators who closely monitor student progress through board examination results, aptitude and skills assessments, and reports on conduct and discipline. The members of the staff also submit bi-annual performance evaluations.
In 2011, all of TCA's graduating class passed their standardized eighth grade Class Board examination with a GPA of 5.0, the highest possible mark. This placed TCA in the top 0.1% of all schools in Bangladesh. The Majeda Khatoom Middle High School for Girls, a proposed adjunct of TCA, will strive to meet these same standards of academic excellence.
Break ground on an edifice that will be used for a Girls' day school, adult education, and general purpose community functions occurred 1/2012. The expected date of completion for this is 1/2013. Also broke ground on the girls' school at The Carter Academy campus on 1/2012. Construction projects are already in progress for expanded residential facilities for the schools' students and faculty. These are expected to be completed by 1/2013.
Upward mobility in Bangladesh's rural areas is rare and poverty is crushing. Those who have the resources needed to provide an education for their children are often forced to send them to overcrowded cities, which separates families and deemphasizes the import and dignity of sustainable rural life. Furthermore, girls and women's empowerment is of crucial importance in Bangladesh. For too long, the human potential of half the populace has gone unharnessed, which has a dramatic impact on long-term growth potential.
To begin addressing these challenges, the National Development Initiative's (NDI) is committed to adding a girl's day school to The Carter Academy (TCA) in Bangladesh's Chandpur district. The NDI established (TCA) as a model for accessible, superior schooling that also serves as a hub for local community functions. Tuition is free and admission is granted to the most motivated and academically serious students. TCA's rigorous curriculum and emphasis on discipline prepares students to compete for top college placement.
The NDI's efforts will not simply fund a girl's day school on TCA grounds, but will also support an adult vocational training facility. School age girls will gain educational access and an energetic and competent population, including women, will acquire income generating expertise germane to both traditional village life and modern sustainable communities.
NDI is seeking to partner with experienced organizations and firms in the areas of finance and educational infrastructural development with the hope of not only improving the facilities of TCA, but also recreating its model for rural education in other developing countries.
NDI is willing to partner with organizations interested in rural educational development, clean water, and public health and sanitation in developing countries.