A registered Australian charity, building and operating schools in Bangladesh since 1991. Donations made in Australia are tax deductible.

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Fred's schools in Bangladesh.

Everyday life is a constant struggle here, and the basic skills that we take for granted such as learning to read and write are for the fortunate ones - not for everyone.

For 30 years our charity, Co-operation In Development, has been quietly building schools in one of the poorest areas of Bangladesh on Bhola Island in the Ganges Delta. We call our schools Fred Hyde Schools after our remarkable founder.

By helping to build the educational system and encourage the acceptance of basic primary education, we are creating a brighter future, using Bangladesh’s greatest resource - the children.

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school updates
School upgrades

12,500 children rely on Fred Hyde Schools for their primary education. That’s a huge commitment each year. Now there is a new challenge as some of our oldest schools need replacement. We have responded with the school upgrade program.

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pre school breakthrough
The pre-school breakthrough

The Fred Hyde Pre-schools are getting the youngest students off to a flying start. We have 9 pre-schools so far, which is a fraction of what is needed.

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Queensland Senior Year
The latest

Over the last 2 years Fred Hyde Schools have benefitted from a free biscuit program which provided a biscuit for each student each day, a big thing for hungry students. It was a big cost too, higher than the whole cost of Fred Hyde Schools! Sadly the biscuit program was withdrawn and we are looking for a replacement.

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Meet the team running the charity CO-ID
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The remarkable Australian.
At a time when his friends were looking forward to days filled with golf and a quiet beer, Fred Hyde had other ideas. Since 1991, Fred and his volunteer team have raised funds to educate over 100,000 children in Bangladesh who would never have had the opportunity to learn.. More...

the Vision
Fred Hyde Schools is run by volunteers. Schools in Melbourne, Sydney and Tasmania, actively participate in fund raising and sponsor school projects.

© CO-ID 2005-17 (Australia) Association Inc. Fred Hyde Schools is the trading name of CO-ID (Australia) Association Inc. ABN 81 974 700 535 Registered Charity No: CH1324.

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