Adolescents, who are about 23 percent of the total population of Bangladesh, are entitled to grow up as healthy and responsible members of society. The Adolescent Life Education (ALE) program ensures the rights of this large section of the population and helps them develop as healthy and responsible members of their family and society. ALE is internationally known as Family Life Education, and its incorporation in Bangladesh’s education sphere is a recent phenomenon. Due to rapid social change worldwide, the young generation is presently facing an enormous problem coping with the erosion of traditional family, social life, and values. Adolescent Family Life Education can help adolescents, especially in the transition from childhood to youth. This report evaluates the condition of the Adolescent Family Life Education program and curricula of government and nongovernment organizations working in Bangladesh. The objective is to develop an Adolescent Family Life Education curriculum for USAID-funded NGOs so that in the future they can use the same curricula to implement the program.
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