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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. 

Agami Partnered with Kingbodonty Media for National Science Debate

Agami Education Foundation (AEF) has proclaimed a new partnership with Kingbodonty Media as a knowledge partner to organize the National Science Debate Competition-2016 on July 30th, 2016. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between AEF and Kingbodondy Media at the AEF office, Kalabagan, Dhaka. AEF executive director Nafisa Khanam, AEF director of administration Abdur Rahman Khan, Kingbodonty Media chief executive officer Biplob Rahman, and Kingbodonty Media Co-coordinator Arifur Rahman Tanveer were attended the MoU signing ceremony.

Agami Education Foundation Distributes Books at Nandipara PSD Primary School

An Agami team went to visit Nandipara PSD Primary School, a slum school in Dhaka city, on May 7, 2016 to distribute the books received from The No Barriers Foundation, UK. The team comprised of Dr. Tazkera Khanom, director of finance and Md. Zafar Hossain, school monitoring manager.

ASEC brings Bangla rock to DMV!

ASEC is proud to present a night of music by Chandan of Winning, JOTIL, and Rajib Rahman ("Double R"). The event takes place in the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Manassas, Virginia on the 14th of May 2016 at 6 pm. Seats are limited and the tickets are going fast! Everybody is invited to participate and engage in creating a better future through education. Dinner will be served. For more information please visit www.agami.org/asec

Agami Education Foundation distributed books from The No Barriers Foundation, UK

On May 5th of 2016, an Agami Education Foundation (AEF) team visited Alok Shishu Shikkhaloy, an Agami sponsored school in Agargaon slum in Dhaka city, to distribute the books received recently from The No Barriers Foundation, UK. The team comprised of Nafisa Khanam, executive director of AEF and Md. Zafar Hossain, AEF school monitoring manager.  

Transformation of Chatpara Ideal Academy - A Pursuit of Excellence

About 5 years ago, when I was staring at the barren land in Chunarughat, Habigonj, that was donated by a generous man name Md. Asaduzzaman for a school, I did not really imagine having 307 active students in Chatpara Ideal Academy. It was my shortcoming since I am more of an executioners rather than a long term planner. I believe in order for people to support any project, they need to see it action.

$5,000 Grant from Mentor Graphics Foundation

Agami received a grant of $5000 from Mentor Graphics Foundation for ongoing support for Life is Fun (LiF) project with focus on making science learning fun and effective by developing a non-traditional experiential learning tool with the objective of helping most of the Agami funded elementary schools mostly in rural and/or underprivileged communities in Bangladesh to instill and increase their interest and knowledge in science. With Mentor Graphics Foundation’s donation of $3,000 in 2015 the first phase has already been implemented in four schools attended by slum dwelling students.

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