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Agami Carolinas’ Successful Fundraising Event in Charlotte

On November 19th 2016, Agami successfully organized it’s second “Pitha Utshob” and fundraising event in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was the continuation of last successful “Pitha Utshob” in December 2015. As we have set a goal to raise $45,000 in next 45 days under a national campaign the Year-End Fundraising (November-December 2016), this was a great local step to accelerate fundraising to achieve our national goal.

2nd Health camp under Healthcare for Education pilot

On Thursday 10th of  November 2016, Agami Education Foundation (AEF) successfully held its 2nd consecutive  monthly health camp under Healthcare  For Education pilot at Programme for Sustainable Development (PSD) School at Moghbazar, Dhaka that covers health check-up, nutrition and personal hygiene. Before doing  health check-up by the doctors, Dr. Tazkera  Khanom, director of finance of Agami  Education Foundation (AEF), conducted a general session on nutrition awareness and personal hygiene among the students.  

2016 Year-End Fundraiser

Today (November 12, 2016) marks the start of our annual year-end fundraiser. I want to start by introducing you to Hasnat, a fifth grader in Dhaka, who hopes to be a cricket player when he grows up. Hasnat came from the slums of Dhaka and joined the Agami-sponsored Alok school in 2012, and has been focused on his studies since. At home his favorite subject is mathematics and he can be often seen studying with his younger sister Rehana - motivating her to a future filled with education and hope. When you give to Agami today, you give to a child like Hasnat or Rehana the gift of education and make a better and fulfilling life for him, his community and ultimately for all of us.

Nine Science Education Sessions In Six Agami Schools In Three Months

With the help and support of young and future educators, Phase II of Agami’s Life is Fun (LiF) science education program has reached to a new level. In this phase the team has already taken 9 sessions in 6 Agami-sponsored schools in Dhaka including Shurerdhara Music School (in Lalmatia) and Swapnadhara (in Mirpur) which are new member in LiF Program.

The Agami Team visited the Aalok Shikkhaloy in West Agargaon, Dhaka

A monitoring team from Agami visited the Aalok Shikkhaloy on 19th May 2016. The team consisted with School Monitoring Manager Md. Zafar Hossain and a volunteer Najiba Azad. It was a regular school day. The school’s regular acitivities were on going. The team went to visit teachers room first. The team discussed different issues regarding monitoring visit. The school receiving fund from Agami since 2008. In 2016 Alok received fund for teacher’s salary, student uniform and stationaries. The school already started paying salary of teachers, made uniform for students and bought stationaries for school from Agami donation.

Agami Monitoring Team visited Doshgram High School in Sylhet

An Agami team visited Doshgram High School on September 28, 2016. The team included Agami volunteer Partho Sarothy Roy and School Monitoring Manager Md. Zafar Hossain. The school position is in a rural village at Karimganj in Sylhet Sadar. The school offer classes from class six to ten. Agami started the project in 2010. This year (2016) Agami funded for school’s library and text books & supplies.  The library establishment is in progress and text books and supplies collected.

Why I do Agami

​​​​​​​Roughly 26% of Bangladesh’s population is classified as living below the poverty line, though in reality the percentage of people living in paucity is far greater. Poverty, especially in rural areas, often causes parents to pull their children out of school and prematurely into the workforce. This perpetuates a vicious cycle, as a lack of education leads to more health issues, significant limits in economic mobility, and an overall widening of income inequality.

Need More Youth Involved In Agami

I cannot help but be optimistic when I see the commitment of young people around the world. Over the next decade and beyond, if we are to solve the most pressing issues of our time, we need to tap into youth movements and young social entrepreneurs, for they have the potential to be the most creative forces for social change. We need to ask ourselves: how can governments, the private sector, NGOs, academia, etc. empower youth to drive social progress in the developing world through new and innovative projects?

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