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
Jun 8, 2015

Holistic Educational Approach

Dental Camp at JAAGO Rangpur School
Dental Camp at JAAGO Rangpur School

Dental Camp at JAAGO Rangpur

Health is one of the important aspects of quality education. Without a sound health no one can realize the value of education. To ensure the betterment of health JAAGO School Rangpur has organized a dental camp where more than 15 doctors from the most reputed Medical Hospital in Rangpur; Rangpur Medical Collage has visited and gave free check-up to JAAGO Rangpur School’s students. They also had a free eye checkup facility with them for our students. This hospital organizes such health check-up program for JAAGO School in every 2 month. Not only that they also have provided our students with a health card to subscribe 50% waiver on health care facility at Government health institution and hospitals. This created a healthy and secure educational environment at JAAGO Rangpur School.

Mothers' Day at JAAGO Schools

Like everyone else the students of the JAAGO Foundation went all out to make their mothers feel a little more special than regular on Mother’s Day. The woman who is the sole reason for our existence is bound to get a tad bit more attention on a day dedicated to just her. The students made individual cards as well as color portraits for their mothers to take back home as gifts for their mothers. During this time teachers from the school helped the students make the gift cards for their mother and the students also created posters in groups writing their wish for their mother.

Bengali New Year Celebrations at JAAGO

Bangla New Year is the most colorful occasion in Bangladeshi culture. People around the country celebrate this day with a festive mood. In the morning people of every community come down to the street to welcome the first Sun of the year. Different cultural association and organizations also celebrate this day through different cultural activity. Students at JAAGO schools also welcomed the Bangla New Year 1422 with a cultural program where students from JAAGO School have performed rhymes, songs and traditional Bengali dances. The students sported traditional Bengali attire in white, red and yellows. The students put on display hand crafted goodies and arts at a fair they themselves had organized. People from the community also visited this fair which later became a get together of the parents of our students.  

Mother's Day Celebration at JAAGO School
Mother's Day Celebration at JAAGO School
Bangla New Year Celebration at JAAGO School
Bangla New Year Celebration at JAAGO School
Jun 8, 2015

Trained Teachers adds to Quality Education

Training by Tech for Bangladesh
Training by Tech for Bangladesh

Teachers 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 Teachers

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 Officers:

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.

Training for project Officers
Training for project Officers
New Teachers Training
New Teachers Training
 
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