An Exclusive Interview With Babu Rahman, Cofounder and Founding President of Agami Inc.

In the April 2017 issue of the Agami News, a newsletter of Agami, an exclusive interview with Dr. Babu Rahman was published by Azmeena Sayeed and Mahir Khan, co-editors of the Agami Newsletter. Dr. Babu Rahman, a co-founder of Agami Inc., founding president President, and current Director of Operations-North America. He reflected on his thoughts on how far Agami has come since his early days in charitable work, as well as where he thinks Agami is headed. 

Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin praises Agami initiatives

A team from Agami Southeast Chapter (ASEC) recently met with the Honorable Ambassador of Bangladesh to the United States, Mr. Mohammad Ziauddin at the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC. The team led by ASEC President Farzana Sultana Clara briefed Ambassador Ziauddin on various Agami initiatives including Khan Academy Bangla.

Student Orientation Session on Khan Academy Bangla platform at Hashil School in Jamalpur

Khan Academy Bangla (KAB) implementation team conducted an intensive student orientation session at Hashil School campus in Jamalpur from 18th March 2017 to 20th March 2017. The session included ICT training for the students as well as orientation of the students with the KAB platform. A total of 180 students of grade VI divided into 6 groups (30 students per group) along with 5 mathematics teachers were provided with the orientation training, which lasted for 3 days (2 groups each day). KAB implementation team members, Marjuk Ahmed, Program Associate, Md. Rashedul Haque, Field Associate and Sougatul Quadeer, Field Associate were present there to conduct the sessions.

Visit to Shurer Dhara School at Lalmatia, Dhaka

Written by:  Mansura Amdad & Najiba Azad, Dhaka and Edited by:  Azmeena Sayeed, New York

On 25 February, 2017, a school monitoring team from Agami Education Foundation (AEF) visited the Music for Development (MfD) project established under Shurer Dhara (SD) at Lalmatia, Dhaka. The team included Mansura Amdad (Associate Executive Director, AEF), Najiba Azad (Volunteer) and Maksuda Mahtab (Guest visitor).

‘Importance of Washing Hands’ Lesson at PSD Pearabag School in Mogbazar, Dhaka

The fifth lesson was on ‘Importance of Washing Hands’ which was held at 3.30pm on Thursday on 23rd March, 2017 at PSD School at Mogbazar in Dhaka. I have introduced the class by an practical question that did they wash their hands or not before eating that day. 25 % students said that they washed their hands, but 75% of the present students said that they did not wash their hands before eating.

Important of Exercise Lesson at PSD Pearabag School in Mogbazar, Dhaka

The fourth lesson was held on 12th March at PSD School at Mogbazar in Dhaka. It was on exercise. I discussed different kind of exercises. Then they had been taught about different kind of pros and cons of the different kind of exercise. After that, then they were taught about the importance of physical exercise. For example, they have been told that physical exercise is important to build strong muscles and maintain healthy body. Exercising improves health, immune system, athletic skills, healthy weight, builds stronger bones, and reduces the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Meanwhile, they were asked to write the name of different types of exercises.  They were able to write some of them. After that, they had been explained about some other examples of exercises such as walking, jogging, running, biking, jumping rope etc.

Monthly Health Screening Program at PSD School, Dhaka

On the 16th of March, 2017, the monthly health screening and follow up took place in the Program for Sustainable Development School (PSD). The Health camp was scheduled by Mr. Sibnath Sarker and conducted by young esoteric Dr. Mitul from Bangladesh Medical College and Dr. Pooja from Dhaka Medical College. The doctors ran the screening program with confidence and affability.

Tour of PSD Pearabag School, Dhaka, on the 26th of February, 2017

On the 26th of February, 2017, I had the great opportunity to visit Agami’s PSD Pearabag School in Moghbazar, Dhaka. Having joined Agami’s Health for Education (HfE) Pilot team recently, I was really eager to meet the children, teachers and the Director of Program, Mr. Shibnath Sarker.

Life is Fun (LiF) Science Education : preparing for the Big Picture in 2017 and 2018

The second phase (Phase II) of Agami’s science education program, Life is Fun (LiF) has come to a successful completion in February 2017. Launched in July 2016, in Phase II all eight lesson modules have been developed, out of which 4 were tested and revised in Phase II.  About 350 students in grades 3-5 in 6 Agami schools, including 2 new, were reached through this initiative. Total budget for the first phase of the project in 2016 was $5000 sponsored by Mentor Graphics Foundation.