May 13, 2019

Incorporating Feedback Culture In The Organization

Incorporating Feedback Culture In The Organization
Incorporating Feedback Culture In The Organization

GlobalGiving awarded The Feedback Fund Grant of $20,000 to JAAGO Foundation for the project “Incorporating feedback culture in the organization and beyond”. JAAGO Foundation is grateful to GlobalGiving Foundation for awarding the Feedback Fund Grant.

This project will assess the current scenario of feedback in JAAGO’s ‘Safe Haven for Rohingya Refugee Children’ project by incorporating feedback of 500 Rohingya children and 1000 parents in Unchiprang camp, Cox’s Bazar.

The following activities have been completed under the Incorporating feedback culture in the organization and beyond project. One Project inception meeting was arranged with the concerned teams for the smooth implementation of the project. One survey tool has already been identified and selected for getting the feedback from the beneficiaries. Out of four proposed content development activity, survey questionnaire for employee of organization and two separate questionnaires on the assessment of JAAGO’s ‘Safe Haven for Rohingya Refugee Children’ project for Rohingya children and their parents have already been developed by the project implementation team.The project team is currently working to develop the content for the workshop and the script of the awareness video. The proposed workshop will aim to motivate employees to assess their performance as well as their teams in a constructive manner. The awareness video will be shared in JAAGO’s volunteer network for youth’s better understanding on the importance of feedback. Through this project, JAAGO aims to sustain the ‘Safe Haven for Rohingya Refugee Children’ project in the coming months.

JAAGO is thankful to GlobalGiving for supporting such unique yet necessary organizational development strategy through this funding. 

Unlock The Opportunities For Brighter Future

Recently, The Government of Bangladesh (GoB) and the Education Sector (ES) partners have decided to provide the children with basic education. A ‘Learning Competency Framework and Approach’ (LCFA) has been developed. In this context, ES conducted a baseline assessment to find the LCFA levels the children can be identified with we call it ASER-PLUS Assessment tools.

The ASER-PLUS is a modified version of the ASER assessment (also called the Annual Status of Education Report), a literacy and numeracy tool used in other countries such as India to measure students’ literacy and numeracy levels at the household level and school level.

Around 500 students (as of April 2019) ages 6-14 in our Safe Haven participated in the assessment. Host community teachers and refugee facilitators of the Safe Haven administered assessments to students after participating in training on the ASER-PLUS tool. The purpose of the assessment is to (I-IV) level children following LCFA measures. The next step will be to develop teaching-learning materials (TLMs) aligned to LCFA levels I–IV.

According to the assessment:

Myanmar Language: 70% of the children’s knowledge of Myanmar language is in level I, 19% in level II and some insignificant numbers in levels III and IV. This leads to an understanding that nearly one-third of the children (32%) is in the ‘beginner’ stage and a little over one third (38%) can read letters only. Very few students can read words & paragraphs and can comprehend.

Mathematics: Nearly half of the children (49%) are in LCFA level I and 42% in level II. Nearly one-fourth of the total children are in the ‘beginner’ stage. A rather insignificant number of children (12%) can read numbers up to 99. However, 19% can do addition and 12% can do the subtraction.

English: 33% of the children are in ‘beginner’ stage, 28% can recognize English alphabets in ‘small’ letters, 29% can read words and only 5% can comprehend the meaning of the text they read. On the other side, a large number of the children (73%)’s knowledge of English is in level I and 19% in level II.

So, after completing the assessment we have leveled students according to performance on the assessment (Level I-IV). Now we are preparing and using teaching and learning materials tailored to those levels and endorsed by the Education Sector. We are gradually conducting subject-based training for teachers to align with the proposed-LCFA framework in Math, English, Science, and Myanmar Language topics. We have also clustered learning facilities according to levels and shift daily timetable to allow for increasing teaching and learning time.

Well-Wishers & Supporters Are Welcome To Safe Haven

American International School Dhaka" (AISD) is one of the reputed schools in Bangladesh and a loyal supporter of JAAGO Foundation. Recently, a representative of AISD management team visited our Safe Haven Facility at Unchiprang, Teknaf and spent some time with our kids on the premises.

AISD & their students intend to help us by working for the betterment of Rohingya Refugee Children at Safe Haven. We look forward to a successful collaboration as AISD eagerly want to help our Safe Haven children.

Overcoming The Real Horrors For A Rohingya Child

Khairul Amin, a twelve year old young boy, was facing the typical struggles of a student even a year ago. Khairul and his friends believed that nothing was more difficult than the third grade courses for Burmese, English, Arabic, Urdu and Quran, and yet they came to school every day to spend time with each other. For this group of friends, their bond was more powerful than the scolding of the teachers. Little did they know that their cherished friendship would run its course and their lives would be turned upside down.

One day last year, Khairul went home and found out the armies were conducting inspections at his house. Before Khairul could comprehend why the officers were beating up his father, and throwing his sister on the floor as she screamed, Khairul’s uncle ushered him out of the house and they fled for Bangladesh in September 2017.

After the displacement, Khairul would wake up every night screaming as the horrors of that night played before his eyes. His family reached out to Safe Haven to help him overcome his psychological state in the hopes that he would interact like a child again. After four months of being at Safe Haven Project, Khairul is showing signs of recovery. During the evening, he likes to ‘’play with his neighbors, enjoys the current school activities and is enthusiastic to continue studying here. At the Safe Haven camp, Khairul is one of the first to arrive every morning and he waits by the entrance for his new friends with great excitement, just as he used to a year ago.

Thank You Note

We cannot express the impact that has on all of us here at Safe Haven Project of JAAGO Foundation. Words are sometimes so inadequate for your love and care. Thank you for all you has done for these refugee children and we are looking forward for your kind support throughout the year.

Unlock The Opportunities For Brighter Future
Unlock The Opportunities For Brighter Future
Well-Wishers & Supporters are welcome to Safe Have
Well-Wishers & Supporters are welcome to Safe Have
Overcoming The Real Horrors For A Rohingya Child
Overcoming The Real Horrors For A Rohingya Child
Thank You Note
Thank You Note
Apr 10, 2019

Bringing The Best By Nourishing Our Children

Bringing The Best By Nourishing Our Children
Bringing The Best By Nourishing Our Children

JAAGO Foundation is an organization where we promote diversity in every sphere of our works and engagement. JAAGO Foundation's model which includes, among other things, interactive 2-way learning methods, strong emphasis on the English and Bangla languages, other culture, provisions for extracurricular activities, counseling etc. These innovative approaches further quality, primary education in Bangladesh. JAAGO Foundation’s commitment, vision and passion will ensure that thousands of underprivileged children get access to education and the opportunity to improve their lives and the prospects of their communities. We earnestly thankful to all our supporters and donors who made this possible for JAAGO Foundation to create a brighter future of these children.

 

 Driving The Curious Mind - A Step Towards Science

Children are already learning at birth, they develop and learn at a rapid pace in their early years. Poverty in childhood can have implications throughout an individual’s life, whether it’s physiological problems from poor nutrition or psychological issues arising from the social implications of poverty. We nourish these underprivileged children in such a way that now our children have the most curiosity about science. JAAGO children always think out of the box and currently they are very innovative towards science by creating magnificent science models to solve the problems of life. Children created science project like a Solar Cap by attaching a small fan, Hand Generator and Electricity Battery out of an ordinary potatoes. To encourage these children more towards science, JAAGO made them to display and present these models by inviting guests. JAAGO makes sure that these children can think they are unique and special and can conquer the world.

 

Believe in Diversification to Love The World

Our children are unique, but what all children have in common is natural curiosity and an innate ability to learn as their brains are dynamic and constantly active and busiest of all. Different languages are one of the many ways through which culture affects development. Our JAAGO kids believe in diversification and they want to explore different culture and languages. They are the most fascinated and excited to know about the world and adoptive to new thing. Therefore, a Japanese Student called Amina Yajima conducted 3 days’ workshop for JAAGO children focusing on Japanese language and culture. Our children were excited to know about a country and its culture. It is crucial for our children to gain knowledge about different culture and languages which will develop an insatiable curiosity about the world and a love for the people around them.

 

Reading is The Key Path for Brighter Future

Reading is an essential foundation for learning. The ability to understand written language is a basis for all education, and affords access to employment, rights, and services. Every child requires basic foundational literacy skills to open up life choices and opportunities. Thinking about the underprivileged children, World Literature Centre (Bishwo Shahitto Kendro) launched a BOOK READING PROGRAM for the children of JAAGO .The organization provided our students some selective books to read for the year. After one year, there will be an assessment of our JAAGO children based on their reading ability. To encourage our JAAGO students to read more, Bishwo Shahitto Kendro will be organizing an award giving event for this program. It is a wonderful opportunity for the children to improve their reading ability so that they can gain more knowledge by reading books and also in this way our children will gain not only world literature but also they will have knowledge about Bengali literature. JAAGO believes allowing children to get an early start by developing their emergent literacy skills, is essential to improve reading abilities in the long term.

 

 Thank You Note

Thank you for giving JAAGO Foundation and JAAGO children a chance to create a brighter future! We are so grateful for your incredible support. We are grateful to individuals, corporate, donors and supporters for their generous support on “Free-of-Cost School for Underprivileged Children” project. We appreciate that you give us your continuous love and support for this cause.

Driving the Curious Mind- A Step Towards Science
Driving the Curious Mind- A Step Towards Science
Believe in Diversification to love the World
Believe in Diversification to love the World
Reading is The Key Path for Brighter Future
Reading is The Key Path for Brighter Future
Thank You!
Thank You!
Apr 1, 2019

Breaking the Cycle of Malnutrition

Breaking The Cycle of Malnutrition
Breaking The Cycle of Malnutrition

Bangladesh is now rising into middle income country; despite of this, millions of children grow up stunted because of severe malnutrition. Malnutrition in children is a major concern in Bangladesh which causing deaths and diseases in children. The economic consequences of Bangladesh’s malnutrition problem are profound, resulting in lost productivity and reduced intellectual and learning capacity.

In Bangladesh, malnutrition is caused by several factors. The direct causes are diseases and inadequate intake of food. The primary causes of malnutrition include the inability of households to grow and/or purchase sufficient food for their needs and child-care practices. We are generously thankful to your little donations that is helping JAAGO to fight against malnutrition and trying to provide healthy life to the 3500 underprivileged children.

Different Stakeholders Come Together to Fight for Malnutrition Children

Almost one third of all deaths among children in Bangladesh are caused by severe malnutrition. Child malnutrition occurs due to deficiency of vitamin A that causes night-blindness in children which is very high in Bangladesh. Most rural children run a high risk of vitamin A deficiency because of inadequate dietary intake of the vitamin, due largely to poverty, and partly due to poor eating habits resulting from ignorance. For this reason, JAAGO Foundation took an initiative to provide good nutrition food to these 3500 children as they are from economical underprivileged family background .With the support of other different stakeholders and individual supporters who came on board to help 520 children who are fighting against malnutrition and for the rest of the children, JAAGO tries to feed them with your generous donations.

Appreciable Impact of JAAGO Children

With the help of generous donation from individual supporters like you and other organization, today, 3500 underprivileged children at JAAGO School from the rural parts of Bangladesh are enriched with proper food and nutrition. As a result, each of them will be given the opportunity to explore and push through their maximum abilities and in the longer run these children can be highly skilled on what they are good at.

 
Thank You Note

Thank you for giving JAAGO Foundation and JAAGO children a chance to create a brighter future! We are so grateful for your incredible support. We are grateful to individuals, corporate, donors and supporters for their generous support on “Feed the Children” project. We appreciate that you give us your continuous love and support for this cause.

Different Stakeholders Come Together ...
Different Stakeholders Come Together ...
Appreciable Impact of JAAGO Children
Appreciable Impact of JAAGO Children
Thank You Note
Thank You Note
 
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