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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.

Introducing Agami Executive Committee 2016-2017

The Agami Central team is proud to announce its 2016-2017 Executive Committee. Please welcome them and coordinate with them as you feel necessary. We hope this team will help us achieve our goals and help many more people prosper in the future.

This team is a combination of veterans and fresh volunteers, with their specific role and responsibilities (R&Rs) as communicated individually as well as collectively.  

AEF’s Learn & Lunch Session on Ensuring Quality Education

“Ensuring Quality Education - Part 1 : School Based Assessment (SBA) or Continuous Assessment (CA)” was the topic of the 5th monthly Learn & Lunch session of Agami Education Foundation (AEF) held at AEF office, Dhaka. The day was 28th May 2016. The presenter of the topic was Nafisa Khanam Shikha, executive director of AEF. The presentation was made in presence of AEF EC members, Khan Academy Bangla team, and all AEF regular employees. Mr. Shawkat Hossain, a Dhaka-based entrepreneur, was present at the session as a guest. The session was aimed at streamlining the AEF Team members with Agami’s vision ‘Creating Better Future Through Education’ by connecting with the process of quality education established by the government of Bangladesh. It turned out to be a brain-storming session for knowledge diversification of AEF team towards quality education and involved processes.

Agami Carolinas’ Town Hall Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina

A few volunteers of Agami Carolinas group organized a town hall meeting on May 22nd at a club house in Davidson, North Carolina for promoting Agami awareness among the local Bangladeshi community.  Among a small gathering, Agami volunteers took active role in presenting and discussing Agami projects, programs, potentials, and volunteering opportunities.  There were snacks served and couple of Agami posters displayed. 

Agami Central AGM 2016 - June 19, 2016 @2.30pm PST

Dear Friends of Agami,

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend Agami General Meeting (AGM) 2016. The meeting will be held on June 19 (Sunday) at 2.30pm in San Jose Public Library, Evergreen Branch Community Room, San Jose, California.

Please RSVP by June 15 @ hassan@agami.org.

Regards,

Abu Hassan

For Agami Inc

 

AGM Agenda:

Date: June 19, 2.30 - 5.00pm Pacific Standard Time

Venue: San Jose Public Library

            Evergreen Branch Community Room

Agami at the Annual Boimela in New York City

It was Agami’s first participation at a community event in New York City. We had a booth in the annual International Book Fair (boimela) organized by Muktadhara Foundation last Saturday May 21. Between 2.30 to 8.30pm, more than 40 people visited our booth and enquired about Agami. This fair was all about Bangla books. Hundreds of avid book readers came to attend twenty or so bookstalls displaying their publications. So they were surprised to see a non-profit like us in the show. Some of them initially thought Agami was another book publisher. But as we talked, they expressed their surprise and soon got very enthusiastic about our activities.

Agami Central Raised 100K at Annual Fundraiser in Fremont, California

Agami Central had a very successful fundraising event on Sunday, May 15, 2016. This event, known as Agami Central Annual Fundraiser, was held in Chandni Restaurant in Fremont, California. Thanks to the generous contributions of the attendees and donors, we raised over $100,000. This is an all-time record for funds raised by Agami from a single event. A big THANK YOU to all our supporters, donors, and sympathizers for helping us achieve this huge milestone. This is testament to Agami's track record as an organization, donor commitment, and single focus on education for the underprivileged children.

Annual Review Meeting on Khan Academy Program - June 4, 2016

Please join our Annual Review Meeting on Khan Academy Program, on June 4 (Saturday) at 1:30-3:00 PM (PST).
This will be a virtual meeting utilizing Gotomeeting facilities. You can participate in any of the following ways:

Learn and Lunch session on ‘Life is Fun’ Science Education Program

On April 30, Saturday, “Life is Fun” (LiF) representatives presented for the first time at the monthly Learn and Lunch (L&L) session at Agami Education Foundation (AEF) office in Kalabagan, Dhaka. LiF has just completed its pilot sessions and is pushing forward to its next phase of expansion and evaluation with at least three more Agami schools in the next six months. The agenda was to discuss the results from the evaluation and testing to measure the success and the challenges during the piloting process. Among the guests were the executive director of AEF, vice president of AEF, teachers from Agami-sponsored schools who participated in the pilot Phase I, and LiF interns. LiF’s Phase I coordinator Amdad Chowdhury was the presenter.

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