All-Round Quality Focus Phase
VAB program experimentation that was initiated in the earlier phase continued with vigor, going beyond the core facets of quality education and encompassing the multi-faceted nature of quality education addressing learning, competence and citizenship, as recommended by the National Education Policy of Bangladesh. Additions included a computer skill enhancement program, an innovative English skill learning program, organizing co-curricular activities through student clubs, in the fields of debating, Math, Volunteering and sports. At the same time, there was an emphasis on sustainability of quality education. VAB in Bangladesh continually faced a dilemma balancing the multidimensional needs of quality education with its personnel and financial resources. During this time, the frequency of physical presence of VAB USA officials through visits to Bangladesh was severely limited. This resulted in limited interaction with the VAB BD management and officials.