Oct 17, 2018

JAAGO Students Thriving to Next Year

JAAGO Students Thriving to Next Year
JAAGO Students Thriving to Next Year

JAAGO Students Thriving to Next Year

The JAAGO Foundation came a long way in the past decade and are confident enough to push boundaries and set new model. In 11 years, JAAGO tries to keep the dream of 3000 Children’s alive by assisting their dreams to identify their strengths. The students who became school graduate this year had set an example and become inspiration among all the JAAGO school students and they believe they can do it. They are learning to overcome challenges so they can address their own needs. Children are empowered to participate in activities and decisions that shape their poverty lives; activism is an important component of the overall mission.

Igniting Hopes with Classroom Market

Here at JAAGO, we inspire students in such a way that we could grab the attention and interest to the highest level. Classroom Market is a concept which we practice in our Schools with a regular interval and students are eager to participate on that. The concept is more likely buying objects as we buy objects from shops in real life. But the difference is that students are buying objects by their points gained by doing their classroom activities and showing excellent academic performances. It mainly keeps the students focused in the classroom activities and makes them motivated to learn more. In the end it is full of excitement and fun. Students loved the new experience by this activity and they are willing to engage in class activities and studies. We arranged the systems in all the 12 branches of JAAGO Foundation.

Morality Development Begins with Self Dignity

Self-dignity is something which determines the morality of any person from school life. We understand the necessity of having a practice of moral development in school, thus we celebrate Global Dignity Day every year. We invite one of the organizations named “Friendship” who celebrates Global Dignity Day every year in Bangladesh. To celebrate this day, students shoot some videos where different students share their different stories. Like every year, “Friendship” also shoots video of JAAGO Foundation students. Friendship came to our School and shoots those videos. They shared these videos on their Facebook page and tagged us. They also asked us to share those videos on our Facebook page. These exposures works as a platform to express themselves and help them learn how to represent themselves.  

 

Report Cards Distributing Day

Report cards are the most anticipated for all the students and teachers of any school. This is something on which JAAGO school goes into a festive environment. The students invited their parents to their schools and received them with warm greetings. This is a day when parents get the opportunity to see the impact of study in statistics and consult with teachers.

Report cards day used to held after every examination. The branch authority informed every parent about the 2nd quarter and half yearly report card day. They came to the school premises. We distributed the report cards to every respective parents and told them about the current academic conditions of their children.

 

Spelling Bee Competition

A healthy competition is something which is aspired by JAAGO students where they can prove themselves. Despite having the obstacles in the their daily life, they fierce through their boundaries and nourish their dreams to win the sky. Hence, spelling bee competition is something which is very much anticipated held in last quarter.

Spelling bee competition took place in all the 12 branches of jaago foundation. The students of class 1 participated in the competition in both bangla and English. The students were given prize who achieved the top positions. They were very delighted to take part in the competition.

 

How JAAGO Changing Lives

Statement of Siam
Grade 10
JAAGO Foundation School

I am Siam Hossain Shimul, Student of Grade 10 of JAAGO Foundation School. I am 16 years old. In these 16 years of my life, I have spent 10 years with JAAGO. I feel so proud to say that I am the first student of JAAGO and since the very first day it has been a wonderland for me that taught to dream. I know that compared to my classmates, my life does not have many struggles or sorrows. But I have learned to be grateful for the life that the Almighty has blessed me with. JAAGO taught me that I have two hands, one for helping myself and the other for helping others. 


When I grow up I would like to preach and practice what I have learned here. JAAGO is very precious to me and my family.

Igniting Hopes with Classroom Market
Igniting Hopes with Classroom Market
Morality Development Begins with Self Dignity
Morality Development Begins with Self Dignity
Report Cards Distributing Day
Report Cards Distributing Day
Winners of Spelling Bee Competition
Winners of Spelling Bee Competition
How JAAGO Changing Lives
How JAAGO Changing Lives
Aug 27, 2018

Cherishing Hopes for a Glance of Silver Linings

Cherishing Hopes for a Glance of Silver Linings
Cherishing Hopes for a Glance of Silver Linings

Cherishing Hopes for a Glance of Silver Linings

The early stage of every human’s life is very significant because it’s the best time of learning. This is the time when we go through the mental growth that determines our future paths. Childhood means simplicity, when children’s perspective remains so naïve that they can look the world in a different view and sees the beauty in everything. Unfortunately, the children of Rakhaine State of Myanmar had gone through a terrible traumatic experience from very early stage of their life.

The Safe Haven Project (SHP) aims to support the physical and mental wellbeing of these disenfranchised children by providing them with a safe space where they are engaged in regular childhood social experiences, learning, and emotional healing. Through the Safe Haven Project, JAAGO is serving upwards of 500 Rohingya refugee children per day. JAAGO has undergone training in crisis-learning from supportive international organizations, as well as trauma-therapy techniques to administer to the children for their emotional and mental wellbeing. Additionally, local Rohingya support staff has been hired to engage with the children.

 

Spreading Happiness on Sacred Occasion of Eid

As a part of Trauma management, JAAGO’s Founder Mr. Korvi Rakshand went to Safe Haven for Rohingya Refugee Children at Unchiprang, Putibonia, Whaikkong, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh to celebrate Eid Ul Fitr 2018 with the rohingya children. We cater 500 girls and boys at the Safe Haven where they had been provided gifts, clothing, meat, rice, sugar, semai etc. on the sacred event of Eid. It was the first Eid for these children in Bangladesh after they fled horrors of ethnic cleansing. They deserve to have a proper celebration just like you and me. Your contribution on our project enabled us to make this visit and bring a little smile on these innocent children’s faces.

 

Improving Skills for Sustainable Learning

Dream is a word, which has different meaning to different people. At our Safe Space, dream is something which pushes them to survive and get back to their homeland with an assurance of safety. Though our facility is not a formal education center, we have designed a curriculum which enables these children to learn basic Math, English etc. We welcome volunteers from different places of the world so people get to know what they are going through. Recently, some volunteer from Singapore visited Rohingya kids along with some friends to spend time with these children and conducted a workshop for teacher and kids on basic Math, English and Arts. The kids had an excellent time with the group as they had quality time with physical activities and rhymes. Finally, they had been distributed raincoats and stationery which will useful for them in upcoming days.

 

Ensuring Nutrition’s, Cleanliness and Hygiene Practice

The Safe Space for Rohingya Children gives them assurance of safety from the horror they faced on their homeland. But they are facing challenges such as lacks nutrition, safe drinking water, cleanliness challenge etc. We have ensured tubewell facility, some nutrition boost etc. but to ensure these dire needs, we are looking to raise funds for these basic needs.

 

Life at Rohingya Camp

Story of Humaira
Age-10
JAAGO’s Safe Haven for Rohingya Refugee Children

Previous story:

During influx, Myanmar army looted and burned her village. She saw army dragged one of neighbor outside and took her away with them. Her neighbor was gang raped and later killed by Myanmar army. It increased huge panic in the surrounding place. Then people started fleeing in Bangladesh. One day, her father was working in their farming field, suddenly, he was shot and killed by the army. Army snatched her family’s belongings as well. She was studied in grade 4 during influx. She was taught English, Burmese, and Arabic in school. There were a separate classroom of regular studies and a separate classroom for athletics. Her teachers were supporting to them as well and now; she is missing them a lot. Army sometimes attacked their schools as well and separated older girl students from everyone, then took them to a second location to gang rape them. Among those girls, her elder sister was there who was studying in grade 10. After series of rape and different physical abuse, soldier dropped her in the house. One of her uncles was shot and killed in front of her eyes when they trying to cross the Naf river on the way to Bangladesh. During their painful journey to Bangladesh, they did not have enough money to cross Naf river by boat, so they made the journey by barefooted.

Present Story:

When she came to the camp-22, unchiprang, teknaf, nothing was too easy at the camp. She saw her parents to struggle a lot to collect food, clean water and also making a shelter for them. They always feel unsafe at the tent because of their fear and some other incident happened at the camp. When her family member sent her to the safe haven she was so scared, the fear always working in her mind that, she was experienced back in home. At first, she doesn’t want to come to the safe haven. When we talk to her parents and knowing her story we made a plan for her that she can bring her younger brother as well with her at the safe haven then she agreed to come. And now she feels the most safest place at the camp is safe haven.

Thank You Note

It is with the utmost sincerity that we convey our gratitude to the national and international sponsors, corporate partners, donor agencies and supporters from various fields. Without their contribution and support, this journey would not have progressed and prospered in changing lives of these unfortunate children. We requests them to continue providing their irreplaceable support to this humanitarian cause, so that we can ensure each child can overcome this trauma with the help of JAAGO’s Safe Haven for Rohingya Refugee Children.

Spreading Happiness on Sacred Occasion of Eid
Spreading Happiness on Sacred Occasion of Eid
Improving Skills for Sustainable Learning
Improving Skills for Sustainable Learning
Ensuring Nutrition
Ensuring Nutrition's, Cleanliness and Hygiene Prac
Humaira, Age-10, JAAGO
Humaira, Age-10, JAAGO's Safe Haven
Jul 20, 2018

Evoking Aspirations with JAAGO!

Evoking Aspirations with JAAGO
Evoking Aspirations with JAAGO

Evoking Aspirations with JAAGO!

Opportunities are discovered within one’s faith and aspiration. While the roads to pursue these opportunities may be difficult ones, in due course, they lead to the most beautiful destinations. The children at JAAGO have extraordinary aspirations and they count on JAAGO to seek out prospects which will help meet their aspirations.

The JAAGO children have come a long way in the past 11 Years and are confident enough to push boundaries and set new paradigms. When these children enrolled at JAAGO initially, they were weighed down by poverty and social footing. Their condition and lack of hope for a good future would reflect in their faces. However, as time passed, through the nurturing of JAAGO, the students soon began aspiring for something more. They are on their way to become visionary human beings and this is evident in their achievements and their presentation of themselves in every social situation. Now, with their faith intact on JAAGO, these children are empowered enough to aspire and use the opportunities provided to them and change their fate as well as their families'.

 

Brushing up the Creativity

In Pablo Picasso’s words “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” JAAGO wants to eradicate this problem by exploring the young fresh minds of our students and keeping them in tune with their creative side. We always encourage our students to participate for national and international competitions as we believe that they have the potential to create difference and become a national gem.  

With this hope, JAAGO had registered a few of our young virtuosos to the National Art Competition. Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy arranged an Art Competition nationwide in remembrance of the 41st Anniversary of Martyrdom of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The results for the competition was published last April and one of our students named Rifat Mir won a "National Art Competition Prize" from "Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy". Rifat Mir, from Grade 6, won the 3rd Prize at Ga division in Dhaka City. President of the standing committee on Ministry of Cultural Affairs (Bangladesh), Simin Hossain Rimi (MP) was there to present awards among the kids. Rifat Mir was overjoyed to receive the award from her and rub shoulders with other young talents of the nation.

 

Pohela Boishakh: Our Culture is our Identity

JAAGO believes that the children are the shapers of the nation’s culture and they are the ones who sustain the existing traditions. Pohela Boishakh is undeniably a vital part of Bangladesh’s culture and heritage as it marks the occasion of the Bengali New Year. This day is celebrated by each and every citizen as people from all walks of life gather together on the joyous event of welcoming a new year. The history of Bangladesh’s inclusiveness and diversity remains as a testament within Pohela Boishakh, and is a festivity which brings together the citizens in harmony and unity.

The children at all JAAGO schools celebrated Pohela Boishakh in remembrance of our roots, adorned in red and white. The celebration consisted of a cultural program where the children sang Bengali folk songs, danced to traditional music, ate the customary Pohela Boishakh food “Panta Bhaat” and enjoyed with their fellow schoolmates. This was a chance for the children to show the world and the people of the nation that we are one- united by our shared traditions and history.

 

Getting Connected with Modern technology through Cisco

In the age of information, the use of modern technology is penetrating all academic and job sectors, shifting trends for progress. JAAGO recognizes this shift and it is reflected in our ventures to empower our children through the skill building workshops we enroll them in. This quarter a few JAAGO students were enrolled to the Cisco Get Connected Course so that they can develop basic technology skills which is crucial for all those who take part and compete in this digital economy.

The Get Connected course was an introduction to basic Internet navigation and computer skills for the JAAGO children, where the students identify various computer components, systems, printers, and other computer devices. The course involves full comprehension of Microsoft Windows, File Sorting, Computer Networking, Internet Browsing, and how to use email and new social media. The children are engaged in identifying common problems and implementing simple solutions for software, hardware, and networks.

JAAGO wanted to provide our students with the chance to learn how to use computers and related technology competently as this will develop a range of skills encompassing levels from elementary use to advanced problem solving in the future. This will also develop the working skills that is needed to put their ideas to work efficiently. This workshop would develop their skill-set and would help them in the future.  

 

JAAGO SSC Candidates Passed with Flying Colors

JAAGO foundation’s first batch of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinees has achieved remarkable results with a 100% passing rate under NCTB’s English Version Curriculum. The result marks a huge milestone for JAAGO as 20 candidates had participated in the examination after 10 years of complete dedication and diligence. It is with the teamwork of the JAAGO SSC candidates along with sheer dedication of their teachers that brought about a passing rate of 100%.

These students come from a challenging background and they are not acquainted with the privileges and facilities like most candidates for the exam. A majority of these 20 individuals work to help out their families, whilst facing the challenges of studying under the English Version Curriculum. The journey that Korvi Rakshand and JAAGO supporters had embarked on 11 years ago, to fight the nation’s poverty through the power of education, became a reality for them upon the achievements of these 20 students. JAAGO hopes to make a sustainable change within the development of the nation’s education sector by bringing into being such wonderful talents.


How JAAGO Changes Lives!
Testament of Rima 
Grade 10
JAAGO Rayerbazar School

JAAGO is another name of my dreams. JAAGO stood beside me and gave me the courage and strength to face all the obstacles in my life. JAAGO is nothing but my second home. I am the oldest of my 4 siblings. Being the oldest daughter I had to take household responsibilities. These became a nightmare when suddenly my father left all 5 of us. Days turned into months but he did not come back.

My mother became the only person who provided everything for the family. Her monthly income was 7000 BDT. With that amount she used to pay our rent and one meal. For lunch, she used to bring food from the houses she used to work at. After a few months, I decided to help my mom and started working too. However, being a girl in this society it was difficult for me.

That is where JAAGO came in and stood by me like always. My teachers spoke to the people in that area and ensured my safety. At the same time, they encouraged me to dream big. JAAGO supported me to live like a girl with my head high in the society. That is the reason I love my second home very much. I believe that JAAGO is always with me. Then, Now, Forever.  

 

Thank You for Supporting Us!

It is with the utmost sincerity that we convey our gratitude to the national and international child sponsors, corporate partners, donor agencies and supporters from various fields. Without their contribution and support, this journey would not have progressed and prospered in changing lives of these underprivileged children. JAAGO requests them to continue providing their irreplaceable support to this humanitarian cause, so that we can ensure each child in every corner of the country, and perhaps beyond, receives quality education to rescue themselves from the curse of poverty in future. Stand with us to withstand odds falling onto our children!

Brushing Up the Creativity
Brushing Up the Creativity
Little Champ Showing His Recognition
Little Champ Showing His Recognition
Pohela Boishakh: Our Culture is Our Identity
Pohela Boishakh: Our Culture is Our Identity
Getting Connected with Technology Through CISCO
Getting Connected with Technology Through CISCO
Our Achievement Statistics in SSC Examination
Our Achievement Statistics in SSC Examination
Our 1st Batch Students Who Passed SSC This Year!
Our 1st Batch Students Who Passed SSC This Year!
Rima
Rima
 
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