Blogs

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.

Agami’s Life is Fun (LiF) Phase II with new team members

As part of the ongoing progress, Life is Fun (LiF) Science Education Program has just launched into Phase II in July 2016. As we are moving forward to meet our goal from turning this project into a full-blown program in 2017, we have some new members on board to guide and implement Phase II objectives in additional Agami-sponsored schools with additional lesson plans for the primary school kids.  The interns and team coordinators are at the core of this program – a  team of young and future educators – whose enthusiasm and critical evaluation of the model and the methodology will push this project where we want it to be in the next few years.

ANEC's Successful Third Fundraiser Raising $8,675

ANEC's third Fundraising dinner was an all around success and the event itself raised around $8,675. The event was a heaping success due to its amazing organizer Shahid Ahmed (Director of Operations) and his beautiful wife Sweety Ahmed. The event was held in a church in Piscataway, New Jersey and had attracted a full room of people. We also had many high school/middle school/college kids who had volunteered to set up, perform, and decorate. 

Agami is looking for volunteer tutors for high school students in Bangladesh for 15 months (Oct 2016 - Dec 2017)

We have ~40 slots that need to be filled up for tutoring high school students in Bangladesh. Due to time differences, the tutoring will need to occur through Skype at 7:30 pm (Mountain Standard Time, USA) or 6:00 am (Mountain Standard Time, USA). You can pick which day works best for you and which time slot. The subjects will vary - Math, Science, Grammar, English, etc. and will cover basic syllabus followed by the schools in Bangladesh. It would be a weekly session and you would be connected with a student on a one-on-one basis. You would need a laptop or desktop with a webcam.  If you are one of those capable and interested individuals with commitments, please email your interest with a short resume to education@agami.org by September 10, 2016.

Alok Shishu Shikkyaloy : Working Towards A Center Of Excellence

Alok School was started in 2004 in a small one-room mud hut at the middle of the then Agargaon slum with 5 students. The school was struggling to expand from their humble beginning to attract and keep students. At this critical juncture, Alok partnered with Agami to transform the school to a center of excellence, providing education that qualifies the student for learning throughout their lives.

Chemists Without Borders Health Education Course Begins at Agami’s Burhani BSRM School in Chittagong, Bangladesh

On Wednesday, August 17, 2016, theChemists Without Borders’ Program Manager for Bangladesh, Shahena Begum, met with students at the Burhani BSRM School in Chittagong, Bangladesh to begin a nine week course on Health Education. The BSRM School is a high school supported by Agami.

Agami-TFB Partnership on Teacher Aid for Three Agami Schools in Dhaka City

Agami announces its partnership with Teach For Bangladesh (TFB), a non-profit organization based in Dhaka. In this partnership, TFB will provide Bangla, English and Mathematics teachers/fellows to Agami-supported schools. Initially three (3) schools were selected under a 5-year agreements which will take effect from January 2017 and continue until December 2021.

AEF holds Learn and Lunch session on “Work Excellence”

On the 14th of July, 2016, members and volunteers of Agami Education Foundation (AEF) gathered in the AEF office for an inquisitive Learn and Lunch Session titled “Work Excellence: Neuroscience sheds light”, a neuroscience-based leadership program presented by accomplished thought leader Ayesha Jahan Bibha. She has 10 years of professional experience in learning and development field including training, consultancy, teaching and corporate field. She has facilitated around 1600 participants including youth to top teams of good to great companies from Bangladesh, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Pakistan, Sweden, Turkey and Australia.  

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