Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Localizing Khan Academy in Bangla
On March 8, 2017 we launched our first Crowdfunding effort Help Agami Localize Khan Academy in Bangla Campaign.
Our goal in 2017 is to translate 1,000 more videos, related exercises and bring them to 20 more schools across Bangladesh. But there are challenges including lack of skilled teachers, lack of educational content and tools, and lack of computers and connectivity. That is why it is imperative that Khan Academy Bangla is established locally. This campaign is to raise fund totally dedicated to this purpose. Our goal is to raise $50,000 by April 25.
This is where you can make an impact on children’s lives. What amount would you be comfortable with? $10, $25, $50, $100, $1,000? Just click here to make your donation now.
Agami's Children - A short film on Agami into the future.
Become an Agami Member in 2017
We thank you for being a part of Agami and your continuous support.
It is a friendly reminder to pay your 2016-2017 membership fee of US$50 before May 15, 2017 in case you have not paid already. Following highlights from the Agami Bylaws (Article II Section 1) can be noted:
- A voting member must pay annual dues.
- Volunteers shall have no annual membership and shall have no voting rights.
- Volunteers may become voting members by paying annual membership fee.
- All voting members will constitute the General Body of Agami.
Sal Khan's address on launching Khan Academy Bangla website on March 1, 2016. Press release.
Agami-BCC Partnership : Localizing Khan Academy
Agami announced a partnership with Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) of the ICT Division of the Government of Bangladesh for Localization of Khan Academy in Bangladesh. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Agami and BCC on January 19, 2016. The initiative of localization of Khan Academy was launched in July 2015 through a partnership between Agami and Grameenphone with the goal of launching the Khan Academy Bangla website in 2016. Read more.
Agami-Grameenphone Partnership: Localizing Khan Academy
The Agami-Grameenphone partnership officially started on July 1, and was announced in a media event in Dhaka on July 9, 2015.
The partnership has been in development since late 2014, when we first approached Grameenphone to explore the possibility of them providing Agami with free internet services. Read more.
Agami is dedicated to promote education for the underprivileged in Bangladesh.
Our program focus includes meeting the basic needs for a welcoming and enriching school environment and localizing global innovations in education technology to empower underprivileged students.
We work directly with schools across Bangladesh. We learn from the teachers, students, parents and school administrators and continue to develop our programs to provide access to quality education.
For an overview, please read Agami at a Glance.
Agami has a dream and a mission -- all children in Bangladesh will have equal opportunity for a quality education. We will create change through education.
We can dream such big dreams because of believers like you. Realizing this big dream requires novel innovative solutions to create a large-scale impact. To this end, we forged a very successful partnership with the Khan Academy. They are arguably the best known and most accessible interactive learning solution available. And it's free.
Our New School Partners in 2016
This year we are happy to welcome 4 new schools in our School Program. The schools are located in Narayanganj, Hobiganj, Dhaka and Gazipur.
With a total funding of $93,000, Agami is assisting 18 schools with more than 9000 students all over Bangladesh.
Some of the schools are now prepared to start implementing technology based education, such as Agami’s Khan Academy Program.
Join our Internship Program
Agami welcomes students who are passionate about education and particularly about making a change in the lives of underprivileged children, to get involved in our work through internships. Our interns have the opportunity to work directly with children and in schools. Many of the positions involve team work, where the interns work with other University students to complete an assignment.
In 2013, Agami interns are visiting schools across the country, monitoring project impact, providing mentoring and tutoring support, conducting computer classes and developing teaching aids to improve Science education.
Since the start of the program in 2009, Agami has welcomed interns from a number of schools and universities from USA and Bangladesh. These include:
- Harker School, San Jose
- Mission San Jose High School, Fremont
- Oakland Technical High School, Oakland
- Leland High School, San Jose
- Carleton College, Northfield
- IBA, University of Dhaka
- North South University, Dhaka
- BRAC University, Dhaka
- IER, University of Dhaka
- East West University, Dhaka
- Daffodil International University, Dhaka
- IUBAT, Dhaka
If you are interested in our internship program, please send a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.