Sep 8, 2015

Meet the Leaders

ICT Minister Visits JAAGO School
ICT Minister Visits JAAGO School

ICT Minister Visits Online School

On the 24th June, 2015, Information & Communication Technology Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak graced JAAGO with his presence and spent some quality time with the children of our Rayerbazar School. Not only did he come to see the students, he brought a laptop for the computer lab and 2 very interesting reads for the library. The graphics novel illustrates the biography of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The other is an amusing collection of rhymes written by a nine year old boy! Mr. Palak was so greatly moved by JAAGO's education program that he himself became the sponsor parent to a JAAGO child. During his visit he has spent some quality time with the teachers and students. Where he motivated our teacher for their continuous effort to build the nation’s future.

Code Trust Launch with JAAGO Foundation

With the vision of creating a learn and earn opportunity for the youngsters of slums, JAAGO Foundation partnered with Coders Trust to create an array of bright future for them. To initiate this pilot project, Coders Trust began its workshop at our Jaago Banani School with their first batch of 40 students where they will get the chance to learn coding and then start earning after couple of months. At the Inauguration of the Learn and Earn Centre, Desmond Swayne TD, MP, State Minister for the Department of International Development, United Kingdom, Soren Robenhagen, Commercial Councilor, Danish Embassy, Ms. Pauline Tamesis, UNDP's Country Director, Sarah crook - DFID country representative Bangladesh and Korvi Rakshand - Chairman, JAAGO Foundation was present. All of them were motivated to see such small but effective initiative for the underprivileged community.  

Lear and Earn Program at JAAGO School
Lear and Earn Program at JAAGO School
Jul 16, 2015

Trained Teacher adds to Quality Education

Teacher Training by Tech for Bangladesh

The first session of the JAAGO teacher-training program has been conducted back in April 5th – 9th.  Teach for Bangladesh was the facilitator for this training program which is a nationwide movement of exceptional university graduates and young professionals who are committed to expanding educational opportunity for all children in Bangladesh, starting with a two-year professional fellowship teaching in high-need communities. The Teach for Bangladesh Fellowship is a highly selective, challenging and rewarding leadership development program which prepares participants to become lifelong advocates for equity from both inside and outside the education system.  Teach for Bangladesh teachers discussed at length, lesson plans and teaching techniques during this interactive session.

 

Training for New Teacher

When it comes to teaching, reading a book is not enough. Even hearing teachers talk about teaching methods is not enough. New teachers need practice teaching combined with effective mentoring in order to help them understand what is required from them in their new position. This happens through student teaching in the classroom setting. However, it is imperative that student teachers are placed in appropriate classes that meet their interests. Keeping these on the mind 19-20th May and 26-27th May EDP team has arranged two training sessions on Motivation, Classroom management, and Lesson Plan. EDP team supervised the teachers and provided feedback each day to help student-teachers learning. This training will give, the better understanding of teaching learning process, class management, and planning curriculum for the future.

Training for the Project Officer

We have now 13 schools all over the Bangladesh. Our branch head is the project officer, so all the administrative and educational activities are supervised by the project officers. So it is very important for the project officers have a proper knowledge in working process. EDP team has arranged a six day-long training for the project officers on School Accounts, Admission Procedure, Updates, Dropout, Day to day operation of Project Officers. JDs of all staffs, Professionalism, IT, Dealing with Branch Staffs. Motivation and Positive Attitude. Email & Phone etiquette, HR policy, Rules & Regulation, and Handling Local Community.

This training will make the project officers more efficient and gave a better knowledge about the working procedure of JAAGO Foundation.

Jun 8, 2015

Innovation and Education

Healthy Food and Clean Hands
Healthy Food and Clean Hands

Healthy Food and Clean Hands

Thrive, an organization which delivers healthy and hygienic food to underprivileged children in different schools in Bangladesh. Recently they have organized an awareness event jointly with United Hospital, Dhaka and ICDDRB at the JAAGO Banani Branch. A group Nutritionist from the United Hospital made a presentation on nutritious food where they showed our students how they can have more healthy food for better health in cheaper way and eating hygiene. Diana Diaz Granados, Head of Training Support Group from ICDDRB demonstrated the cost effective and hygienic way of making soapy water. This give our students living in the slum area on how easily they can have safe water for their daily use. JAAGO Foundation thoroughly appreciates the effort put in by Thrive, United Hospital, Dhaka and ICDDR,B to generate hygiene awareness among our students.

JAAGO Foundation Annual Sports Day 2015

600 students participated in this year’s annual sports day to put together a fantastic display. The core objective of this event was to develop a sense of teamwork, positive competition and leadership among the students. The series of sports activities included running, high jumps, long jumps and so on. The winners were awarded with medals, crests and appreciation from the cheering audience and judges. For this year, Honorable Minister Advocate Mostafizur Rahman, Ministry of Primary and Mass Education of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Anisul Haque, Chairman Mohammadi Group, Ex. President FBCCI, BGMEA, SAARC Chamber of Commerce was the Honorable Guest. Wasfia Nazreen, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and Youth Ambassador of the JAAGO Foundation too was present to keep the spirits of the students high.

Launching of JAAGO Online School Teacher’s Center

On 12th May the Honorable Information Minister of Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Hasanul Haque Inu Officially inaugurated the Online School Teachers Center at Rayerbazar which was an initiative and run by JAAGO Foundation to reach the distant areas of our country with quality education. The honorable Minister welcomed this initiative and said “there should not be any differentiation between education and internet. Students now can have better education in distant areas of the country through this system. He also hopes that JAAGO Foundation will scatter the light throughout the country.  During this occasion the minister has visited the online school teacher’s center and had conversation with the students in different schools at different location through online teaching system. He also showed his interest to adopt this system for the government/public schools in the country. He said “this is a unique and inspirational way of providing quality education to the improvised people of Bangladesh” 

Annual Sports Day 2015
Annual Sports Day 2015
Launching of JAAGO Online School Teachers Center
Launching of JAAGO Online School Teachers Center
 
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