Bangladesh: Building disaster resilient schools

On the 15th November 2007, Cyclone Sidr hit Bangladesh killing at least 3,406 people, injuring over 55,000 and causing extensive damage to crops, livestock and educational institutions. 4,200 schools were completely destroyed whilst 12,700 were damaged.

In response to the urgent need for assistance to the victims and to provide a long term solution to the damage from recurring cyclones which periodically afflict Bangladesh, an anonymous philanthropist (FAEL KHAIR in Arabic) has entrusted to the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) a generous donation of USD 130 million for relief assistance to the Cyclone Sidr victims.

USD 110 million of this donation has been earmarked for the construction of a total of about 200 school-cum-shelters, in the coastal districts of Bangladesh.

IMC is managing  the delivery of the program up to completion through consultancy services activities (i.e. site survey, shelter design, procurement through tendering, evaluation, award and construction supervision).

The project also includes the provision of rainwater harvesting, solar panels, school furniture and an ongoing maintenance strategy.

Project Name

Fael Khair Schools cum Cyclone Shelter Construction Programme

project status



Islamic Development Bank

contact person

Mike Hughes

Principal Consultant, Management Services
last updated

November 27, 2018