Mar 10, 2015

Hard-work Pays off

Heroes behind the Scene: Ms. Ayesha Rahman

 Ms. Rahman is one of the many essential pillars of the JAAGO schooling program. She is the senior education coordinator of the JAAGO School in Banani. A highly qualified professional, Ms. Rahman holds a prestigious Master’s degree in Human Resource alongside a six years teaching experience. Ms. Rahman treasures the time she spends with her students at JAAGO. She feels she can reach her true professional and humanitarian potential with her work at the school. In her words, the children give her a sense of mental peace which to her is the best work satisfaction in the world. It is only because of JAAGO members like her that our initiatives have come where they are today.

JAAGO students strikes 100% again

 The second batch of 22 JAAGO students sitting for the PSC Examinations has lived up to the reputation of their seniors. They have achieved 100% passing rate in the examinations with flying colors and done JAAGO proud once again 

Badminton Tournament: Game on point

Bangladesh always had a long standing love story with Badminton. Lanes can be seen adorned with badminton nets during the month of winter. Badminton is every Bengali’s favorite past time when the temperature drops. This year even after winter bid its farewell Badminton season decided to stay back a bit longer at JAAGO. A week long practice session was followed by the actual tournament where four semifinalist teams participated. The adrenaline ran high amongst the participants and the audience where always kept at the edge of their seats! A hearty round of applause to the participating teams for their efforts.

Victory Day Celebrations at JAAGO: A timeless tale of gallantry retold

16th December is a day of immense pride for every Bangladeshi. The JAAGO Foundation and its students are no different. Every year the students organize an elaborate series of events to commemorate this day. This year the students indulged their audience in a dance drama that depicted the liberation war with a surprising flair. The audience sang along to the chorus’s beautiful songs of freedom. A poetry recitation was staged along with an art competition. The students brought out a rally to mark the occasion. A price distribution ceremony was held to acknowledge the students’ efforts.Freedom fighter and ex director, Ansar VDP Mr. Md. Abdul Hannan graced the JAAGO School at Banani to share stories of war with the students.

A Thank You Note!

We graciously thank all our sponsors for the wonderful difference they have made into the life of hundreds deprived children. Your contribution means a lot to us. Every penny you donate will change the course of a life merged in dire poverty. By contributing only a minimum amount of USD $20 per month under JAAGO’s ‘Sponsor a Child’ program, you can also be a part of our family. Your donation will bear the educational expenditures of one particular child. If you intend to become a donor, please hop in to our ‘Sponsor a Child’ page and then visit our ‘GlobalGiving Project Report’ page to start donation! Every child is precious and with your help we can make a difference in their life together. Thank you so much again for supporting us in our cause!

Dec 11, 2014

Intellectual Growth Through Dance, Drama & IT.

Drama on Liberation War
Drama on Liberation War

Drama on Liberation War:

On 23rd October 2014 in JAAGO foundation, the students of Rayer Bazar School re-enacted the cultural, economic and political suffering of the people of Bangladesh which led to its liberation war in 1971. As part of the curriculum the students of standard 7 gave a presentation on liberation war of Bangladesh; prepared within 20 minutes in their classes. The students staged two dramas portraying two different issues. The issues were “Culture and Politics”, “Economy and Defence”. Each participant gave animated performances using posters, costumes and dialogues. One winner was announced, although all the performances griped the audience’s attention strongly.

Happiness is Getting New Books:

We don’t remember much of what we read in our school books back in our childhood but we do remember how we all looked forward to holding and smelling the fresh new books right? The colourful new books filled our young mind with new anticipation and a sense of stepping up on a new threshold of life. But what is a common memory for all of us is a rare reality for the underprivileged children for whom basic education comes with a struggle. But the children of JAAGO Foundation in all its branches got their share of moments of getting new books and copies when Shanta properties Ltd. and all other people gave Zakat during the “Ramadan Drive” and enabled us to buy new books and copies for the students for the upcoming academic session of our school. May the coming of new books bring a brand new learning experience for our kids!

Life Changing Initiative through IT:

Technology improves education to a great extent and it has now become a need for revolutionizing education for the better. To integrate  technology across the curriculum to enhance the learning process JAAGO Banani School opened a brand new It lab for its student with the support of A-Tex International Ltd. Now students of Banani branch can learn while they play in the lab. The classroom study is no more restricted to the pages of their school books now that they have computer access where they will learn in three dimensional way-listening, watching and playing. The opening of this new IT lab at JAAGO Banani School marks the addition of another stepping stone to the bridge that helps us to provide our children with the latest and most advanced way to enlighten them. Now technology has become another easy tool for these underprivileged children to explore the world of knowledge and learn in every step.

Dancing with Next Level:

The American artists of ‘Next Level’ visited JAAGO recently and grooved up the children by performing some of their hip hop numbers and even teaching some dance steps .This may not sound very special to us but it was respite for these children who are hard pressed to struggle for their basic rights and who hardly get any opportunity to see the brighter side of life. “Next Level” is an initiative of U.S. Department of State and the University of North Carolina’s Department of music that promotes international cultural exchange and conflict resolution through hip-hop music and dance.

The artists that paid a visit to our children inspired   our children towards the world of music and opened up opportunities that are so hard to come by. One of the artists was so mesmerized by the children’s enthusiasm towards dancing, that she decided to conduct dancing classes online through Skype especially for the children of JAAGO Foundation.

Happiness is Getting New Books
Happiness is Getting New Books
Life Changing Initiative through IT
Life Changing Initiative through IT
Dancing with Next Level
Dancing with Next Level
Dec 11, 2014

Equipping With State-of-art Teaching Methodology

Training of New Teacher
Training of New Teacher

Training of New Teacher

JAAGO foundation arranges training program for its new teachers to get them familiar with the rules and regulation of our schools. This is an initiative where the new teachers get acquainted with JAAGO foundation’s cultures and the motive of JAAGO so that the new teachers could better relate themselves with our causes and thus make their best effort in achieving those causes. As a part of that, they are also taken through various cases and challenges that JAAGO faces while dealing with the children of the underprivileged community. This type of training sessions also help new and less experienced teachers to build up the knowledge and confidence required to handle our students efficiently.

Training on Classroom Management and Teaching Methodology:

The training consists of familiarizing the teachers about the overall responsibility that are expected from them and the types of activity they are required to do. For instance they are briefed on how to handle the students in large classrooms like that of JAAGO's. They learnt about the resources and time management including designing interactive lesson plans for the children since the teachers will be responsible for designing the lesson plan in such a way that that brings better learning capacity for the student’s part.

Multiple Intelligence:

Training was conducted for the Online Teachers of ‘Online Schooling Program (OSP)’ of JAAGO Foundation on the 'Theory of Multiple Intelligence'. This was aimed to help them learn about the different methods that a teacher can use (according to the theory) in order to teach the learners in his/her classroom in more effective ways. There were about 8 OSP teachers who role played as learners in the session to give a demo.

The output was good as the teachers reported later that the learners' engagement and retention’ enhanced as a result of application of this theory in the classroom.

Training on Classroom Management & Teaching Method
Training on Classroom Management & Teaching Method
Multiple Intelligence
Multiple Intelligence
 
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