Rotary Club of Khulna North has been awarded an humanitian grant from Rotary International to provide aid for Daulatpur Mohsin High School and the villages of Deana, Arong-Gahata and Gaikur. The grant was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Temecula with support from Lake Elsinore Rotary, Murrieta Rotary and San Bernardino Sunset Rotary. The grant provides funding for mosquito nets, blankets, fry for fisheries, umbrellas, six latrines, school dresses, shoes, school supplies, electric fans for the school, school benches, calulators, tooth paste, tooth brushes and water filters.
A portion of a letter from Rotarian Sk. Adbul Hadi, Past President Rotary Club of Khulna North, "As per our previous correspondences I am sending the proposal for a Matching Grant. Village “Deana, Aronh-ghata, Gaikur” (and surrounding area within DEANA Union) is a very slummy area; people are destitute, living their lives under poverty. Poor people suffering for lack of opportunities, having very low standard of living. We can provide them sustainable assistance in different way. They have ponds for fishery/hatchery, places for cows, goats, and poultry. Some of them need sanitary latrines, Sewing Machine, Mosquito nets Blankets etc. A number of very poor children are not able to go to school for financial hardship. They need school dress, writing books, dot pen, dictionary, calculator, umbrellas, tooth pastes, brush with dental checkup, Water filters, shoes etc. We may provide immense benefits to the poor students. Daulatpur Muhasin Secondary School is the oldest (Estab.1867) and largest (700 + students) Non-Government school of this area. There is a dozen of secondary (V1 to 10) institution in this area. Only teaching and official staffs are getting some benefit from government. Every school needs some help support. We choose Daulatpur Muhasin secondary school and they needs some High bench, Electric fans,..."
Daulatpur Mohsin High School
First meeting with the Head Master (Head Teacher) of Daulatpur Mohsin High School held on 1 February evening at his office. Primary Contact (R to L) Rtn. Dr. Mostafa Kamal, contact Rtn. Wadud Hossain, The Headmaster and Rtn. Sk. Abdul Hadi.
Daulatpur Mohsin High School is a non government high school located in Daulatpur, Khulna district, in southern Bangladesh. It was established in1867 funded by the Haji Muhammed Mohsin trust. This is the oldest high school in Khulna district. Currently (as of 2013), 843 students between grade 6 to 10 are enrolled, taught by a faculty of 21 including 7 female. Minimum B Ed degree is mandatory to be a secondary school teacher in Bangladesh, but there are some highly qualified teachers with M A, M Ed degrees serving in this institution.
Haji Muhammad Mohsin (1732–1812) was one of the most prolific philanthropists in the history of Bengal. His most notable contribution was during the great famine of Bengal during 1769-70.
Mohsin took over the management of the estate of his widowed half-sister, Munnujan and created a trust in 1806. One-third of his fortune was to be donated for education and religious programmes, four-ninths for pensions to the elderly and disabled, and the remaining two-ninths for the expenses of the two trustees.
Mohsin died on 29 November 1812. Following his death, the government of Bengal (then the British East India Company) took over the management of the trust, and many educational institutions were started with the grants from the trust.