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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. 

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

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