It was not just another regular school-day for the class-3 and 5 children of our Rayer Bazar School’s morning shift. Since noon, the kids were getting so excited and thrilled! They had an art competition and yummy lunch awaiting them – both initiated by the Bangladesh office of General Electric (GE), the world-renowned organization in consumer electronics sector.
The visiting team of GE took a walk through our newly inaugurated Volunteer for Bangladesh (VBD) office to meet the core people managing the volunteer platform of JAAGO. Then the key officials of our Child Welfare Department (CWD) gave them an audio-visual presentation on our flagship ‘Child Sponsorship Program’ where they elaborated the importance and benefits of such program.
The team then toured the Online Teachers’ Center. They experienced how the online teachers, sitting in booths here in Rayer Bazar, taking live classes through modern ICT tools, located at 10 remote regions of Bangladesh without facing any major technical or operational hitch. They expressed their utter amazement to realize how these children from poverty-ridden remote areas are getting a quality education, totally free of cost, through use of ICT and quality teaching, through JAAGO. The GE team expressed their satisfaction to see the level of professionalism and efficiency that JAAGO puts in to run this unique educational platform that we pioneered.
Then, it’s time for lunch! All the kids and GE team-members had food in our office canteen premises together! The twittering echoes made the zone a garden of little birds surrounded by sheltering trees and flowers!
And finally, there was the art competition! The open-space of the school was well-decorated for accommodating the competition’s little participants! The selectors-panel had to undergo a tough job to select the top three art-pieces among all the colorful submissions! The winners’ names were announced and prizes were distributed! It was fun all through!
The visiting GE team included: Mr. Gurumurthy Santhanakrishnan (Country Leader Bangladesh), Md. Nowshad Ali (Country Sales Executive), Mr. Sultan Mahmud Khan (Senior Service Manager), Mr. Sartaj Bhuiyan (Leader – Corporate Planning, Bangladesh), Mr. Swarup Saha (FMP), and Mr. Tasnim Noor (Sales Support Specialist). From JAAGO, our founder Korvi Rakshand and some of the key departments’ heads and high officials were present.
JAAGO, from the bottom of heart, welcomes such noble gestures and appreciation from the corporate-sector, like GE. Thank You, GE!