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

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Donations are tax deductible for Australian taxpayers!  


Help us continue bringing life and learning.

This web site was donated to help with third world education

We keep overheads low so your donation can go where it is needed - Bangladesh. More...


Fundraising for Fred Hyde Schools. It's easy to get on board today.

52 schools and pre-schools built. Help us continue to expand the good work across Bhola Island.

Free basic education for even more boys and girls on Bhola Island. With your kind support, we can make it happen faster.

You could do this teaming up with your family, work mates, school friends or neighbours and organise a special fund raising event as a group effort. It could be a garage sale, social dinner, cake drive - whatever idea works best for you.

Our fundraising guidelines are simple.

Unlike some charities, we do not get involved with giving commissions to charity fundraisers. We promise donors that 95% of the funds raised will go to Bangladesh, so commissions are not possible. Ever. Of course, the out-of-pocket costs from any fundraising event you organise can be deducted from the total raised.

You can build a new Fred Hyde School for just AUD$12,500 (US$10,000) plus AUD$10,500 for annual running costs.

If you are fund raising for us overseas, that's approximately US$8,000 per year for a school, or £6,000 or 7,000 euros per year. Not much in any currency and a very achievable target.

Share Fred Hyde's story on DVD for a donation of just $15.

We have now DVD copies of the ABC TV documentary "Australian Story" that featured Fred Hyde and his remarkable work on Bhola Island. We can send them out to you and to interested people. All we ask is a donation of at least $15 in return. If you need a DVD to show at a fund raising event, then there is no charge.

Click here to email a request for a DVD, and don't forget to include your full address.

More items to help your fundraising activities.

  • We can also send you copies of the latest, successful emails we used in Australia that show our simple but effective creative approach.
  • Hard copies of the latest print newsletter sent to supporters. 


Here are the past copies of the Chronicle








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.