Save the Children Bangladesh continues collaboration with MTI Consulting

02 February 2018 3 min. read

Save the Children Bangladesh has retained the services of MTI Consulting to support the administration of its children’s education programme in the country, the largest of its kind.

The Underprivileged Children’s Education Program (UCEP), which is directed by Save the Children Bangladesh and described by the Child Rights International Network (CRIN) as one of the premier national development NGOs, has provided integrated basic education with vocational training and employment assistance for the disadvantaged children of Bangladesh since 1972.

According to the organisation, nearly 190,000 Bangladeshi children have been admitted to its free education programmes in 44 schools, with its enrolment capacity having doubled over the past decade, while its ten technical schools have produced 47,215 graduates across numerous trades (such as, among the 35 currently on offer, welding, dress-making and baking), and seen more than 43,000 alumni placed in employment.Save the Children Bangladesh continues collaboration with MIT Consulting

As the organisation continues with its efforts to improve the socio-economic conditions of less well-off local communities, Save the Children Bangladesh has announced that it will continue its collaboration with the global management consulting firm MTI Consulting, which will see the firm advise on UCEP’s performance management systems.

In its work with UCEP to date, the consulting firm has engaged with donors, the governing board and senior management, along with administration and members of faculty – with the majority of UCEP’s 1,277 staff currently employed in a teaching capacity – to review and upgrade the organisation’s performance management systems and incorporate industry best practices.

UCEP’s Chief People and Admin Officer, Ayesha Parvin Majumder, spoke of MTI’s prior contributions; “MTI Consulting provided a consummate consulting experience for us in UCEP Bangladesh. MTI team did a commendable job in carrying out a review of UCEP’s Performance Management System. Their sincere responsiveness to our expectations was the topmost amongst the quality features of their service.”

International footprint

Founded in Sri Lanka and Bahrain and celebrating its 20th birthday last year, the boutique strategy consulting firm has since provided services for a diverse range of industries and leading international companies in 42 countries across every continent, becoming active in Bangladesh in 2005, with further South Asian projects in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Among other offerings, the firm provides advisory services in strategic planning, corporate restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions, along with guidance in performance management such as it will continue to deliver for UCEP.

In response to the recent announcement, MTI’s Bangladesh Country Director, Saima Mazhar, said of its ongoing collaboration with UCEP; “This project gave us a different satisfaction altogether with the realisation being MTI contributing even in the miniscule way towards the development of the performance management system for the underprivileged children and hence being part of such an upright and moral initiative.”

To cater for the firm's ongoing growth, MTI Consulting recently relocated its Sri Lankan office to a new hub in Colombo.