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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.

Seminar on “Utilization of Adaptive Technology and Innovation in Education in Bangladesh”

This inter-ministry interactive seminar at World Bank Dhaka on April 12, 2016, jointly organized by World Bank and Agami Education Foundation, formally started with a welcome address from Dr. Md. Mokhlesur Rahman of the World Bank followed by introduction session among participants. Dr Sabir Majumder, president of Agami Inc. (USA) then presented his keynote. The presentation provided an overview of Agami Education Foundation and its current work in collaboration with Khan Academy. The work focuses on localizing Khan Academy educational videos for Bangladesh, which are made available through the Khan Academy Bangla (KAB) online platform for all to access. Dr. Majumder also discussed on the use of ‘disruptive’ technology and innovation in education in Bangladesh. He described the present situation of Khan Academy Bangla initiative of Agami and explained Agami’s future plans on implementing Khan Academy Bangla in schools. A live demo of the KAB was presented to participants by Mr. Fazley Rabbi followed by a Q&A session.

Partnership With The No Barriers Foundation For Books For Agami Children

​​​​​​​Recently Agami has established an international book partnership with The No Barriers Foundation, a UK based non-profit organization, for the Agami children in Bangladesh.  The first shipment of books was received by Agami Education Foundation in Dhaka in early May and has managed to distribute the books among the 3 Agami-sponsored primary schools in Dhaka city – Alok, Nandipara, and Pearabag. 

Agami in Michigan’s Boishakhi Mela

Bangladeshi community of greater Detroit, Michigan celebrated the ‘Bangla New Year 1423’ (Pohela Boishakh) on Saturday May 7th, 2016. Around 3000 people from all walks of life attended the mela. Projection of the Bengali culture and its colorful panorama especially to the young generations living abroad was the primary focus of the mela. Varied stage-performances as well as the presence of numerous stalls (both commercial and promotional) made the gathering a successful and memorable one. One distinct presence was the Agami awareness and promotional stall, which was set up by its member Faizul Momen.

Agami Receives $12,500 Innovation Fund from ICT Division

In a recent notification from the ICT Division, dated April 28 of 2016, Agami Education Foundation has received the first installment of 5 lacs Taka of a grant of 10 lacs Taka (equivalent to ~$12,500) under an Innovation Fund of the ICT ministry of the Government of Bangladesh.  The fund will be utilized for Agami’s ongoing Khan Academy Bangla (KAB) program. 

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