KAB team conducts teachers’ training at Shohag Shopnodhara School

​​​​​​​As a part of School implementation of Khan Academy Bangla program, Teachers’ Training is a very crucial component in the whole implementation process. After successful classroom implementation at Alok School, Agargaon, KAB implementation team is now working at Shohag Shopnodhara Pathshala, Duaripara, Mirpur.  On September 08, 2016 a team from Khan Academy Bangla program conducted a Teachers’ Training session at Shohag Shopnodhara School. Marjuk Ahmed, Program Associate along with other two Field Associates, Rashedul Haque Rifat and SQ Rafid represented KAB team. The KAB team reached the school at 12 o’clock. After preparing all necessary equipment, the session started at 12.30 pm.

Agami Education Foundation AGM Held in Dhaka on 1st October 2016

The 2nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Agami Education Foundation (AEF) was held on 01 October 2016 at AEF office in Kalabagan, Dhaka. AEF EC members, distinguished guests, general members, volunteers, chapter representatives, interns and AEF staffs attended the meeting. The program contained speeches of the distinguished guests, presentations by AEF directors, open discussions, and much more. The meeting started at 4.30pm and wrapped up at 6.30pm per the AGM schedule. The meeting was presided over by AEF president Dr. Mohammad Mosihuzzaman and was conducted by AEF executive director Nafisa Khanam.

The Agami Monitoring Team visited the Chatpara Ideal Academy in Chunarughat, Habigonj

A monitoring team went to visit Chatpara Ideal Academy. The team consist of Md. Monowar Hossain, Director of Field Operation (AEF), Md. Zafar Hossain, School Monitoring Manager (AEF) and Partho Sarothy Roy (Volunteer). It was on 27th September 2016. The school situated at Chatpara in Habigonj. It established in 2012. It is a non-government registered secondary high school. Agami started the project for the school in 2016, and the project is expected to continue for next few years. As the first pahse of the project enhancement of the teacher’s salary, student uniform and furniture is in progress.

Agami Introduces Evergreen Valley College to Alok School

In November 2015, Liz Tyrell, Director of International Program, and Nasreen Rahim, Faculty Coordinator, Distance Education, from Evergreen Valley College (EVC) in San Jose, California, met with Agami representatives Nafisa Khanam and Rasheda Nasrin in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The highlight of their short trip to Dhaka was visiting an inspirational school called Alok School. The visit was made possible by one of its founders, Rasheda Nasrin, whose dedication toward the success of the school and its students is highly commendable. It is amazing how the administrators and teachers are doing so much with this school with so little money.

Agami’s Healthcare for Education Pilot is to be Launched in October

I have been working with Agami in developing the Healthcare for Education pilot project for last 2 months. After my recent month-long Dhaka trip, the project is now expected to start in early October in an Agami-sponsored school in Dhaka city – PSD Pearabag School in Moghbazar. One of the main goals of this pilot is to see if there is a correlation between better student health and better performance in school. We have been working with doctors as a part of this exercise that has the potential to change how education is delivered to the underprivileged children. When the project begins the volunteer doctors will help to provide health examination to students of the school, write their observations in a health card, and prescribe necessary medicines and other healthcare needs.

Health Education lesson 2: ‘Seeing a Doctor’

On Wednesday, 24th August 2016, we (Chemists Without Borders Bangladesh team) visited Borhania BSRM School with the aim to deliver the knowledge about chapter on ‘seeing a doctor’ (that is one of the basic topic designed for the health education project). We reached to the school at 10 am.

A True Friend Always Shares Your Burden

Chatpara Ideal Academy in Chunarughat, Hobiganj is five years old now but it has seen fair share of disaster but not like the one on July 29th 2016 when an accidental fire burned down 60% of the current building along with all furniture.

We were running on low financial resources already. Has it not for Agami, our financials would already be in red ink. Now this disaster set up back even further, the total damage was over 4 lakh BDT. I remember the saying “things don’t kill you, make you stronger”. I wiped out the rare tears in my eyes, told myself, we will rebuild.

First Share Your Skills session on "Design Thinking"

The first session of “Share Your Skills”, a newly introduced skill development program for Agami’s Khan Academy Bangla (KAB) team, was held on September 7, 2016 at AEF office in Dhaka. The program is introduced to strengthen the team’s bonding and open a door for everyone to learn a new thing or develop one’s previous knowledge within the reach.

Khan Academy official certificates distributed in Dhaka

A Volunteer Appreciation and Internship Completion program was held on the 6th of September 2016 at Agami Education Foundation office, Dhaka. In this program, Khan Academy official “Certificate of Participation” and Agami Education Foundation “Internship Completion Letter” have been handed over to the volunteers and the interns in the presence of Agami’s Director of Khan Academy Program, Dilruba Chowdhury.