JAAGO Foundation

JAAGO aims to bring about substantial improvement in the lives of disadvantaged people with special emphasis on their literacy and nourishment. JAAGO works to provide international standard education to the impoverished children from families that have an average daily income below the International Indicator of Poverty (an income below 2 USD per day). This is done through a Free-of-Cost School with an international standard education curriculum. JAAGO realizes that it is not possible to expect sustainable growth and self-reliance, without taking care of the emotional and physical development of all the stakeholders. As a result, various other programs have been established gradually to en...
Sep 12, 2014

Bonding Creates Magic

Bonding Between Sponsor Parent and Daughters
Bonding Between Sponsor Parent and Daughters

Bonding Between Sponsor Parent and Daughters


Ms. Sanjida wanted to help change the life of a child, and she wouldn’t exchange the feeling of pure gratefulness and friendship her children in JAAGO had given back to her for anything in the world. Sanjida is from the U.K and has been supporting JAAGO Rayer bazar school’s students Kajol and Rumpa for over a year for their education.
Sanjida works as the Director of a consulting company in Surrey, U.K during the day, takes care of her household at night, and even then manages to dedicate time for her life’s holy grail – helping underprivileged children stand up on their own two feet. While it’s true that a tiny portion of our earnings (USD 20 / month) help these kids weave their dreams, the love and bonding Sanjida and Rumpa and Kajol feel for each other is something that money can’t buy. As Rumpa and Kajol’s well-wisher / sponsor parent, Sanjida wants to see the girls become such human beings so that when they grow up, they also learn to give to people and transform the community in which they live.


Creativity is Intelligence having Fun


A well-wisher, Mr. Wilkie along with his daughter Jessica and our strong supporter Faiyaz Ahmed Khan joined in with our kids of JAAGO Foundation, Korail, Banani branch to design some T-shirts. JAAGO students spent a remarkable time painting on their T-shirt with fun and bright colors. Try new things are always exciting and challenging for every child. This session has helped the students to play with their imagination and creativity.

Workshop by Mozilla Firefox


Very recently at Jaago Foundation’s Rayer Bazar branch Mozilla Firefox held a workshop which built a sense of empowerment within Jaago’s students. Along with academics the students were introduced to the digital world, where they learned how to make their own apps and create their own web account. Maker party campaigner Ms. Laila Mustari Shawon, Shariful Ahmmad and Mr. Rifaz Nahiyan from Mozilla Bangladesh graced the workshop with their presence.

Annual Iftar Evening


Ramdan is the holy and a pious month for the Muslims. This is the month in which we not only experience the hardship the poor people faces, but we also build a bond of humanity with them. Every year JAAGO Foundation organizes an annual Iftar for their students and their respective sponsors, connecting the sponsors and the beneficiaries. Sponsors sit with their sponsored child and exchange their gratitude to each other. A special bond is always visible in that round table. During the annual Iftar, the supporters of the Foundation does not only travel to the past seeing how JAAGO grew, but a glimpse of the future is also made known.

 

Thank You

JAAGO is a family. And we are struggling hard to keep our bond stronger. We recently have strengthened our Sponsor a Child program to support all the new students we are going to accommodate in the coming session. We will open up two new branches this July and we need sponsors to support their education. A few minutes’ look into our website and a little bit contribution might make a huge difference in their lives. JAAGO is deeply thankful all those generous sponsors who have been supporting us morally and through donation. We really thank you all for every benevolent contribution that helped us reach education to the many underprivileged kids in Bangladesh.

Creativity is Intelligence having Fun
Creativity is Intelligence having Fun
Workshop by Mozilla Firefox
Workshop by Mozilla Firefox
Annual Iftar Evening
Annual Iftar Evening

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Sep 11, 2014

New School Year With New Hope

Beginning Of New School Year
Beginning Of New School Year

Beginning Of New School Year

School, a place filled with happiness, joy, learning of new things, making new friends and most importantly exploring the world through the eyes of the teacher. The beginning of a new year in school is always very exciting for students as it is a new beginning for them with new teachers, books and more knowledge. On August 18th, 2014 a new academic year started at JAAGO School and all the newly enrolled 400 students were welcomed with a chocolate and a balloon. In these seven years of journey, JAAGO Foundation has reached up to 1600 students and has the vision to increase the students’ base in the near future.

Inauguration of Madaripur School

In August, 2014 at Ukil Para in Shahid Surjo Sarak, Madaripur, JAAGO Foundation held the inaugural program of their 8th school branch. It was not only a very happy moment for the JAAGO family but also for the children of Madaripur. They now have the platform to achieve their dream with the unconditional support from Grameenphone, Agni System and from an ardent well – wisher of JAAGO Foundation Ms. Sayema Zerin who has donated the land for the school and raised the fund for the school building aswell. Even though Ms. Saima Zerin is a dentist by profession she is an artist at her soul. He donated fund for the school building was raised by selling her paintings. JAAGO Foundation has been able to spread their web in the corners of Bangladesh.

World Environment Day

On World Environment Day JAAGO students watched a video clip (documentary/animation) that helped them to understand the effect of Global Warming and the significance of World Environment Day. After the video the teachers explained/interpreted the effect we have on Environment with our careless actions. Followed by this video session the students drew pictures that reflected their creativity and understanding of the outcomes.

Visit of American Ambassador

JAAGO Foundation has embarked its journey on 2007 and reached remarkable heights in these 7 years. To support and inaugurate two class rooms, one sewing center and the VBD (write the full form) idea generating zone on June, 30 2014 His Excellency Dan Mozena his better half Grace Mozena , Hasan Ahmed, Chairman Popular Life Insurance Company Ltd and Engr. M Abu Taher, Chairman Fortuna Group visited JAAGO Foundation’s Rayer Bazar Branch.
After the inauguration, His Excellency spent a quality time with the JAAGO family and even had a chat with the students. Being very impressed with JAAGO Foundation His Excellency said, ‘I am here for I believe in the philosophy of JAAGO. Great Nations do not happen by accident. It happens when you build it or construct it with your own hands. I see the potential of JAAGO’s greatness and I want you to build, build, build and make it greater!’

Thank you so much!

That is all we want to say to our sponsors! Without you we could not get this far. We are proud of your wonderful contribution as much as we are proud of our kids! We would love to have you with us along this journey. Connect with us any way you want. You can come to our place and spend some wonderful moments with these innocent children. You can also help them out through sponsoring their education. Thank you again for being with us through thick and thin.

Inauguration of Madaripur School
Inauguration of Madaripur School
World Environment Day
World Environment Day
Visit of American Ambassador
Visit of American Ambassador
Sep 11, 2014

Teacher Development for better Human Development

Training on Professional Development of Teacher
Training on Professional Development of Teacher

The beneficiaries, as they do not have much experience, needed to be trained on how to handle the children coming from disadvantaged background. The children, most of the time is not aware of the rules and means of respect that they should pay to the elderly, in this case the teachers. As a result it becomes quite challenging for the teachers to handle the students properly. So if they could be engaged and ensured that they remained on tasks throughout the classes then the entire classes would be much productive.
In order to achieve this some training sessions were arranged for the teachers of the different branches of JAAGO Foundation which were facilitated to equip the teachers with all the different techniques, tools and knowledge regarding teaching our children. In order to do this we have facilitated various training sessions. A glimpse of them is given below:

1. Training on Professional Development of Teachers provided by SPEED (Services for Professional Education and Enterprise Development)

SPEED is an adult education and training center based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Since starting operations in 2005, we have developed a reputation for offering excellent training programs of an international-standard for working professionals.
The teachers of many different branches were imparted a training for eight days. The topics contained the following:

Classroom Management and Control in Classrooms
Strategies for Classroom Management
Understanding how to increase discipline and why behaviors of our children can get disrupted
Motivating children in the classroom
How to praise children so as to motivate them
Professionalism
Characteristics of an Ideal Teacher
Creating a Positive Learning Experience
Methods of Assessing the Learners

Accomplishments
After conducting the training sessions we have found that the teachers have become more motivated in conducting the classes as they now know how to engage the students in the classes. This is because most of the teachers were new in the field of teaching and they were interested to teach in order to help in the kid’s development and to ensure a bright future. So as they got the opportunity to learn about the methods of motivating the children, managing large classrooms, motivating learners coming from a disadvantaged background and engaging them in the classroom, managing discipline in the classrooms consisting of kids who are prone to make disruptions in the classes, assessing the learners throughout the sessions, and so on.

2. Introductory Teachers Development Workshop by JAAGO Trainer

This was conducted in order to ensure that our teachers are well able to get used to the minimal resources that we deal with in order to impart education to our children and how to teach in environments which are not suitable enough for the kids’ education as they are in the middle of slums and less hygienic areas.
Accomplishments
After the training was conducted it was observed that the teachers developed their attitude towards teaching the kids. They were feeling much better about teaching in general as they could overcome many of the challenges such as lack of proper learning environment, limitation of resources, and so on. They could now apply better time management skills within the short span of time.

3. Training on Digital Conduction of Classes by JAAGO Trainer

As Online teaching method is something new and it is taking place the first time in Bangladesh it is so important that the teachers who are conducting the class using this method knows all the procedures and techniques to make this teaching method successful.

Accomplishments:
The teachers were trained on how to conduct the classes digitally. After getting this training the teachers were now more capable of utilizing the technology for teaching. Such development helped in the proper application of the software Webex that helped JAAGO to implement the Online Schooling Program. After this took place the learners were more engaged in the learning process.

Introductory Teachers Development Workshop by J
Introductory Teachers Development Workshop by J
Training on Digital Conduction of Classes by JAAGO
Training on Digital Conduction of Classes by JAAGO
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