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

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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...


See how a charity school is built in the third world. It’s an education.

From a third world perspective, we build schools only with the support of the local community. When there is strong enough interest and demand for a Fred Hyde School (and there always is!) in a community on Bhola Island, you can see how we start and finish.

In just a few short months, a new Fred Hyde School can be up and running, bringing the world of education to three hundred children every day.

With our new education programs and training schemes for pre-school to pre teen, the future is looking more positive than ever.

Your donation makes this possible

What the Community does

What we do with your donation

A committee is formed to progress the school project


A public meeting is held with the people recorded and their thumb prints taken


They pass a resolution to ask Fred Hyde Schools to build a school

We then inspects the area and gives the OK to go ahead

Community has to find ½ acre of land - sometimes done with a fair amount of land exchange (People move along to different pieces of land to bring together small bits of spare land into 1 ½ acre site)


Community builds up the land above flood height


Community digs the holes for the foundations


Community provides men to help get materials to the site (may need to be carried)

We then brings in all the materials, carpenters and other skills to build the school. The school is built and fitted out.

A small committee is formed to run the school and opens a bank account. To do this they have to locate 3 people in the community who can sign their own names, which is sometimes challenging.

Each month enough is paid from the Fred Hyde Schools charity bank account into the local account to cover the teachers' salary.

The teachers are paid and the committee makes sure the kids go to school regularly and that the teachers are doing all that is needed for the children.

Fred Hyde Schools runs a monthly meeting of all our teachers, to keep the education program moving forward.

The committee also organises kids sports days and community use of the school building (the building is used for immunisation programs, as polling stations at elections etc)

Fred Hyde Schools staff inspect the schools, checks the children’s exam results and ensures that our standards are maintained.

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.