List of Initiatives

Initiative Name Teachers' Training: Teaching Science by Hands-On Practice (Class VI-X)
Project Lead, Deputy Lead Nafisa Khanam
Sabir Majumder, Mansura Amdad
Goal After this training, teachers are able to conduct student-oriented class following the 'Constructivism Model',conduct class engaging students in learning'Science by Doing' and conduct class accumulating 'curriculum' and 'learning outcomes' of each content.
Description 5 days training program with accommodation, Target group: Science Teachers (Class VI- X), Agami supported 10 high schools. 1st year (December'16- October'17), for 30 teachers of class VI-VIII. 2nd year (December '17 - October '18), for 24 teachers of class IX-X. For strengthening the classrooms in selected schools, AEF has provided and will provide one set of required equipment and logistics. Hope to provide more equipment in future to ensure participation of all students.
Current Impacts Nafisa Khanam, coordinator, Teachers' Training monitored class VI science class in Joypura SRMS School & College, Luxmipur on 10 Feb.2017. Student number was more than 100 in that class. The teacher conducted class by supplying equipments in 8 groups. Success rate of conducting class by Hands-On practice was about 50%- 60%. The coordinator had taken same class with mixing 'Demonstration' and by 'Doing' Methods for bigger sized class. She will provide class assessment report to the respective subject teacher and will share with the teachers of next batch in May,2017. The students enjoyed the class more than usual 'Lecture Method' class. Learning was shown better during evaluation.
Future Plans Coordinator will continue monitoring herself and with the successful trainee teachers. She will provide an assessment data sheet to all trainee teachers who will monitor all science classes of their own school. She will create a 'Master Trainer Team' from best performing Trainees to continue the training program. Agami Education Foundation will provide science equipment according to need of the classes.
Contact.................. education@agami.org

 

Initiative Name Health Care For Education for the Agami supported schools
Initiative Lead, Deputy Lead Tazkera khanom
Mrs. Zeba Ibrahim, Shibnath Sarker, Nisar Ahmed
Goal Health screening of school children, maintaining health card and also giving treatment to the sick students every month providing health camp. After successful piloting in one school in 2017 would reach other 4 schools within Dhaka city by the year 2018
Description HFE includes treatment of physical and mental illness, maintaining personal hygiene for prevention of diseases and perform good nutrition for quality education.
Current Impacts After piloting from 2016 till now monthly health camp done providing treatment, supplying medicine,materials for personal hygiene and also food for nutrition.
Future Plans Would like to implement HFE in all Agami supported schools by the year 2020 to fulfill the Agami vision.
Contact.................. education@agami.org

 

Initiative Name Science reference books for Agami supported high schools
Initiative Lead, Deputy Lead Nafisa Khanam
Dr. M. Mosihuzzaman
Goal To make science popular, interesting, easyly understable and ensuring quality of education in Agami supported schools
Description Dr. Zeba I Seraj, Prof. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, DU and Advisor to AEF had shared a well printed colored science reference book 'Bigganer Mojar Pathshala' with Nafisa Khanam which is edited by Dr. Zeba. To make science popular and interesting and to ensure quality of education Agami Education Foundation had distributed 779 books in 10 Agami supported high schools on 29 June 2016. This science book has been written in line with the science book of class VI prescribed by NCTB. It has more colored pictures and easy words to help understand how science works around us. It will help students to learn different aspects of science in an easier way with great fun. The school authorities were distributed the books among the students and took back after completion of school year.
Current Impacts AEF conditionally had distributed these books in the schools. The school authority took care on using these books by teachers and students. Time to time AEF communicated with head teachers for ensuring the use of these books in class room teaching. This book was helpful for teachers too, because every chapter was written as NCTB textbook with same learning outcomes. Students as well as teachers liked these books. More 144 books were distributed for additional students admitted in class VI in 2017 of those schools.
Future Plans New printed books ‘Bigganer Mojar Pathshala’ will be distributed in all Agami supported high schools in 2020.
Contact.................. education@agami.org

 

Initiative Name Ready to Read English
Initiative Lead, Deputy Lead Kieran Roberts
Sabir Majumder
Goal We are aiming to improve the teacher training and quality of educational provision in Agami-sponsored schools. In the case of the pilot project, this will be in Nandipara specifically. We believe this is the most effective way in ensuring our goal of improving the educational outcomes of pupils in Agami-sponsored schools.
Description This is a collaboration between Agami Inc. and The No Barriers Foundation. The project is funded on a 50:50 ratio and leaders from both organisations play a leading role in the management of the project. The No Barriers Foundation provides materials (mainly but not limited to children's books) and trains teachers involved in the project working closely with them on planning, teaching and assessment. Agami Inc. recruits local teachers and distributes the materials in Agami-sponsored schools according to suitability and need.
Current Impacts We are currently employing and training one local teacher who is also taking on a leadership role within Ready to Read English. The project is focused on Grades 3-5 in Nandipara so the main impact is currently being made on pupils in these classes with their improved English teaching.
Future Plans To ensure our first hire, Israt, is trained in her leadership role or RtR and can take on more responsibilities further on in 2017.
To take on more recruits (both teachers and interns) beginning in Q3 2017.
Contact.................. education@agami.org

 

Initiative Name Computer Lab in Agami Supported High Schools
Initiative Lead, Deputy Lead Dr. M. Mosihuzzaman
Goal All Agami supported High Schools are equipped with proper computer Lab.
Description Thirty two computers were bought from the fund obtained from Standard Chartered Bank in 2016. Four Agami supported High Schools were given 8 computers each. The computers were delivered at the school premises. The schools are Dashgram, Dhaora, Joypura and Mashilla. Installation check up and training of teachers are to be done.
Current Impacts The schools are very happy to get the computers. The students are very enthusiastic and are waiting for using the computers.
Future Plans All four schools are to be monitored to find out the latest status of the computers regarding the room, installation and furniture. Based on the monitoring report, training of teachers will be undertaken. Fund to the extent of $1,500 will be required to complete the job.
Contact.................. education@agami.org

 

Initiative Name Laptops from USA (for schools in Bangladesh)
Initiative Lead, Deputy Lead Sajjad Husain
Afsan Khan
Goal Provide IT related training to selective group of existing student and have a path forward to emancipate themselves out of poverty.
Description Disys has donated 19 Laptops to Agami. There are two options: 1) We can give one laptop to fifteen schools, two laptops to Agami foundations and two laptops to sponsor-chosen schools. 2) Build a training center in an Agami sponsored school closer to Dhaka and provide specific IT related training that can create valuable jobs.
Current Impacts Seven laptops were delivered to Agami Education Foundation, Dhaka. The other twelve laptops will be delivered in December 2017.
Future Plans To raise $10,000 to start an IT related training program to existing students which can help them get high paying job. The funding will allow employing a part-time IT instructor for two years and give access to internet, books and software packages.
Contact.................. education@agami.org

 

Initiative Name Online tutoring program in the Adorsho and Ganauddog Schools
Initiative Lead, Deputy Lead Kasey Beck
Ariq Chowdhury
Goal Increase the number of students in these programs, improve the quality of the teaching, expand to other schools.
Description Invictus Institute's mission is to empower youth in developing countries, through personal educational mentorships, to reach their fullest potential as bright and responsible change-agents in their communities. We do this through setting up online tutoring arrangements. Our tutors are volunteer college students who give 1-3 hours a week for these endeavors.
Current Impacts Funding level per year
- Number of students (with grade level) per year: Currently at 14
- Funding per student per year: $21.43
- When the project was launched? October 2016
- Total Number of students/ beneficiaries since the project was launched? 14 students (10 in Adorsho, 4 in Ganauddog)
Future Plans Improve session consistency and quality of current programs in Adorsho and Ganauddog Schools. Work towards longer one on one sessions with each student. Expand to other schools.
Contact.................. education@agami.org

 

Initiative Name Disaster Fund
Initiative Lead, Deputy Lead Nafisa Khanam
Goal Ensuring students- teachers favorable teaching-learning atmosphere which is hampered by any kind of adverse disaster.
Description An accidental fire burnt down 60% of Chatpara Ideal Academy's school building including all kind of essential logistics on July 29, 2016. Amir Rahman,chairman,CIA and one of the directors, Agami.Inc informed AEF. On 27 August, 2016 a AEF team visited CIA and handed over BDT 2 lacs on emergency basis to recover disaster.
Current Impacts With the help of local, AEF and Wells Fargo Grant school committee quickly reconstructed the school building and purchased all kind of essentials. Now school is running under congenial educational atmosphere.
Future Plans AEF will try to support any of Agami supported schools in case of any kind of adverse occurrence for the sake of smooth flow of regular school
Contact.................. education@agami.org