Anwar’s Diaries- Day 21st- 23rd

 January 1st, 2017

This is the time of year that many of us make personal resolutions. We spent the day in Dhaka office to discuss self-improvement plan with each staff member individually. We discussed the ways to improve teamwork efficiency, communication skills, technical competency and empowerment of their creative confidence- things that are vital for the continuous growth of an organization.

Currently, following projects are running  in Mohammadpur and Mirpur, in the city of Dhaka: Tutoring Center, English School, Preschools, Computer Training Center, Education for Working Children Program, NLJ Junior High School, OBAT BLS High School, Scholarship Program, Mirpur IT Center, Clean Water and Charity Programs etcetera. We are continuously trying to improve our quality, strengthen our teamwork, and build up leadership qualities among our team while setting a good example for our students. We work together to  achieve the ultimate goal of spreading  happiness among the forgotten people.

January 2nd 2017

Once a year, the Dhaka team organizes a sports day for our students. The various schools come together for Annual Sports Day in each city/district.  This allows all our students from various grades to come together and enjoy the day, out and about with their fellow classmates and teachers.  Students participated in various sporting activities including racing, skipping, high and long jumps, etcetera. The winners from each event were awarded prizes.

January 3rd 2017

In the morning, we felt honored to attend the book distribution ceremony at OBAT English School, Dhaka.  The kids received textbooks and course books for the entire year. These were given at no cost to the students. It was a fantastic opportunity to meet with inspiring students and dedicated teachers.  Students were very excited to get the new books for new class. Afterwards,  our team had some great conversation with the parents who were waiting to pick up their children  after the distribution.

Next, we had a very effective meeting with our partner organization, ISDCM.  We had a great strategy meeting with our teams, discussing the new projects for 2017 and ways to improve our financial processes, to streamline things while increasing communication and transparency, by adopting online documentations tools.

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Dhaka English School students at their sports day

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Dhaka English School students at their sports day

book distribution

Dhaka English School students

Halima Sultana head teacher

Ms. Halima Sultana, Head Teacher, OBAT’s Dhaka English School

math quiz and race competition

OBAT’s Dhaka English School students at their sports day

OBAT GS Jalaluddin ahmed distributing prizes

OBAT’s Dhaka English School students at their sports day prize distribution ceremony

PEC grads from grade V dhaka sch

PEC graduates from grade 5

PEC graduates

PEC graduates from grade 5

ready to race

OBAT’s Dhaka English School students at their sports day

spoon race

OBAT’s Dhaka English School students at their sports day

students performing on sports day

OBAT’s Dhaka English School students at their sports day

tomato race

OBAT’s Dhaka English School students at their sports day

winners of race

Winners from the sports day at OBAT’s Dhaka English School

working children students

Students from OBAT’s Working Children Program