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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.  

Agami Education Foundation Distributes Books At Sohag Swapnadhara Pathshala

A team from Agami went to Sohag Swapnadhara Pathshala on July 25, 2016 to distribute the No Barrier Foundation’s class level two books. The team consisted of Md. Zafar Hossain, School Monitoring Manager and Jannatul Mawa, volunteer. It is situated in a slum area of Dhaka. The students are coming from very poor familes. Most of the familys' money makers work as a day laborer or garment worker.

Agami Education Foundation Distributes Books At Pearabag PSD Primary School

On Tuesday, May 10, 2016 a sunny, lovely morning the Agami team reached the Pearabag PSD School on Greenway Road, Moghbazar, Dhaka. The Agami team reached the school at 11am comprised of Prof. Jalil Choudhury, Vice-President (AEF) and Md. Zafar Hossain, School Monitoring Manager. The team went to the school to distribute the books donated by the No Barriers Foundation in UK. Pearabag School is under privileged children’s school. It's run by an organization named “Program for Sustaiable Development".

Agami School Recieves a 10K Grant from Wells Fargo

An Agami volunteer, Amir Rahman has recently been nominated for the 2016 Volunteer Service Award and given a $10,000 grant by Wells Fargo which will help secure the success of schools in Bangladesh. With partial help from Agami, Amir has built a school in Bangladesh which still requires a lot of attention. His volunteer work in Education started by giving children in poverty money to go to school.

An internship experience with Khan Academy Bangla Initiative

My name is Partha Sarothy Roy and I am a master’s student of Institute of Education and Research (IER), University of Dhaka. I have just completed my internship with Khan Academy Bangla (KAB) initiative of Agami Education Foundation (AEF). Five of us joined as academic interns of KAB last year and had a chance to work intensively with the Agami team.

Agami Monitoring Team visited the Music For Development in Lalmatia, Dhaka

A monitoring team from Agami Education Foundation (AEF) visited the Shurer Dhara’s Music for Development (MfD) project on 23rd June 2016. The team consisted of Nafisa Khanam, Executive Director-AEF, Md. Zafar Hossain, School Monitoring Manager-AEF and Najiba Azad, volunteer. Shurer Dhara (SD) is a non-government registered organization. Recently SD has taken on a social project called Music for Development: Integration of deprived children into society. A group of children from economically and socially deprived families of the poorest part of Mohammadpur in the city of Dhaka were recruited to teach them music, art, languages, social awareness, computes and other subjects of a newly-designed curriculum, all in an environment of cognitive development. Rezwana Chowdhury Bannya is the Chairman and Principal of this institution. SD rented the space of Lalmatia Housing Society School & College building. The school operates a single shift. There are 4 irregular academic teachers are teaching in this school. All of them are university-students. Under the supervision of an Academic Coordinator, 3 music, 1 art, 1 dance and 1 recitation teacher are teaching the students. This year the school admitted 40 students in different classes. Two class rooms are allocated for all the students in the ground floor of the spacious multi-storied building. The school has a very big play ground and runs for three days in a week.

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