Our center team of the Agargaon Community Center extended their support beyond their regular responsibilities to the community they serve. They helped the parents to get birth registration certificates for their children. Salute to the Agargaon Center Team!
Ms. Nasrin Akther Sumi, one of the volunteer teachers of our ASP program being implemented in the Agargaon Community Center distributed some educational materials among the disadvantaged slum children who got better marks in the monthly evaluation. Superb Volunteerism!
6 ECD facilitators and 4 Center staffs of our 2 Community Centers successfully completed their 15 days long ''Basic Training on Pre-Primary Education''. They are now equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitude to run govt. pre-primary education in our centers where they will be teaching 180 children. On the completion and certificate giving ceremony the Bangladesh Country Director, Mr. Mukut Ashfaque was present along with the two trainers.
Very first creation of the ASP students of the Pallabi Community Center! They made a beautiful wall magazine by themselves with their own writings and drawings. The Pallabi center staffs are doing great job in upbringing the talents of the students.
We organised an ''Induction for the Community Center Staffs'' on 22nd March. All staffs working in the two community centers participated along with the two EDs of our two partner organisations. It was a great event for ice melting and getting each other closer. It was a nice opportunity for us to introduce INCLUDED to them.
A drawing competition was organized in the Agargaon Community Center with the support of the agargaon migrant community and the center team at 3.00 pm on August 14, 2014 as a part of observing National Mourning Day (15th August) and the death anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
In order to build up awareness and ensure participation in the program, a parents gathering has been arranged on June 19, 2014 at Agargaon Community Center. Some 45 parents attended the gathering and a student of Dhaka University IER department, Mrs Rafia Nusrat was present as guest.
Today, the 2 days long orientation on the recently developed Parenting Module has ended. The module, especially customised for the migrant slums people was developed by a renowned expert in the NGO arena.
We are extremely glad that Saikat Majumder, a renowned and internationally acclaimed photographer has joined us as the Photographer Ambassador for INCLUDED. He has been supporting us with his brilliant photographs. You can see several of his photographs being used in our official website. Rita and Jonathan honoured him with INCLUDED name cards. All of us are excited!
Today, our Agargaon Center was visited by Mr. Iftekhar Mahmud Hasan, Additional Secretary to the govt. of Bangladesh, Ex DG, NGO Affairs Bureau. He was impressed with our ECD program. He was very pleased to know that we are implementing govt. education in our ECD program and providing dignified services to the slum children.
Our After School Program (ASP) has various activities, library hours is one them. Students can access the center library and enjoy reading books. They can also watch different video programs on the TV there. The younger children are helped the by the volunteer teachers during this library hour.
The children of our Pallabi Community Center greeted INCLUDED Country Office staffs with this lovely and wonderful card (hand made and drawn by them) on the eve of biggest festival of Bangladesh - Eid ul Fitr. EID Mubarak to all of you!
Mr. Iqbal Ahmed, Director - Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Govt. of Bangladesh visited our Agargaon Community Center on 10th May. He was instrumental during our registration process. The ECD children getting introduced with him, expressed their interest to become a diplomat of the country i.e. as big as him, in this fashion!