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ProjectsAlbums for each major project undertaken by the network of schools involved with the Global Connections and Exchange Program in Bangladesh
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Folk Lore and Oral Tradition


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Folk Lore and Oral Tradition are elements of all cultures. In this Global Connections and Exchange Program global module, students from the Siraj Uddin Sarker Vidyaneketan, Safi Uddin Sarker Academy, the Rani Bilashmoni Goverment Boys' Highschool, the Chowara Girls' Highschool and the Yusup Multipurpose Technical Highschool studented comparative folklore with students from Afghanistan, Palestine and Jordan. Since music of Baul (folk) musicians plays an important role in Bangladesh's oral tradition, Baul performances were arranged at teach of the schools, and proved to be extremely popular.

11 files, last one added on Sep 15, 2005

Food Around the World


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In May, Students from the Bangladesh GCEP Project studied foods and food preferences from both Bangladesh and Around the World. They compared their findings with students in Afghanistan, Jordan and the United States. A few recipes were also shared along the way.

2 files, last one added on Sep 16, 2005

Global Youth Service Day 2005


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Global Youth Service Day is a yearly event in which youth throughout the world focus on projects that will help their communities through volunteer efforts. This year, the Global Connections and Exchange Program coordinated projects at schools in Bangladesh, and we were joined in the effort by Peace Corps Volunteer and Bangladeshi youth volunteers from Bangladesh's DYD program (Ministry of Youth and Sports). The massive effort was a great success.

27 files, last one added on Sep 16, 2005

Journalism


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Students at five core schools and several partner schools in Bangladesh participated in the Global Connections and Exchange Program lesson on journalism, conducted in June and July 2005. The best part of the lesson was a question and answer session with actual journalists who came to each school. As a result of the lesson, schools have formed journalism clubs and are now churning out their own student newspapers.

15 files, last one added on Sep 15, 2005

Children's Rights


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For International Rights of Children Day, children in several Bangladeshi schools participating in the Global Connections and Exchange Program prepared essays and pictures related to a lesson about Children's Rights. The essays can be found under the Projects menu from the main website.

3 files, last one added on Oct 09, 2005

International Women's Day


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In celebration with the United Nations and people around the world, we asked the GCEP students to participate in International Women’s Day (March 8) by submitting photos of women from their society. IWD has a long history – feel free to read up on it at: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/

38 files, last one added on Apr 08, 2008

Global Youth Service Day 2006


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Students and youth throughout Bangladesh took part in a huge number of activities from April 21 to April 24, including blood drives, literacy campaigns, community theater, construction of community and school facilities, village and park beautification, education programs about HIV/AIDs, hygiene, and the role of youth in society. April 22nd was Earth Day, so many projects revolved around themes of conservation, forestry, recycling, and pollution.

185 files, last one added on May 29, 2006

Art Contest - Vision 2020


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12 files, last one added on Sep 25, 2006

Global Youth Service Day 2007


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On 22 April, Relief International celebrated the Global Youth Service Day 2007 with the slogan ' Youth Changing the World' throughout its GCE school nework in Bangladesh. The day was celebrated in the 27 GCE school network in several districts in Bangladesh including Chittagong, Comilla, Jessore, Dhaka, Narayanganj and Gazipur.

49 files, last one added on Apr 25, 2007

ICT and Persons with Disabilities Conference


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GCE Bangladesh Program in partnership with Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) and Blind Education and Rehabilitation Development Organization (BERDO), National Forum of Organizations working with Disabled (NFOWD), Bangladesh NGO Network for Radio Communications (BNNRC) organized a one day conference titled "ICT and Persons with Disabilities: The Context of Bangladesh" on 14 August 2007 at 10:00am at BRAC Inn, Mohakhali, Dhaka in Bangladesh. The conference is organized as a part of the Global Connections and Exchange Project- Bangladesh .

34 files, last one added on Aug 21, 2007

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Teacher and Student ExchangesPictures from student and teacher exchange programs related to the Global Connections and Exchange Program, Bangladesh.
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GCEP 2005: Bangladeshi Teachers to USA


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The first Global Connection and Exchange Program teacher exchange took place in September 2005. Three Bangladeshi teachers, Mohammed Kashem, Shamima Akter, and Wahida Jahan, spent three weeks in the US. They visited Los Angeles and Washington, DC. Each member of the exchange also spent a week living in the US with a host family. They learned learned new teaching methodologies and how to integrate technology with education, and will share these lessons with teachers in Bangladesh.

123 files, last one added on Nov 26, 2005

GCEP 2005: USA Teachers to Bangladesh


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Three American teachers travelled to Bangladesh in November 2005 as part of the Global Connections and Exchange Program. They visited schools and other educational institutions throughout the country during their three weeks in Bangladesh, and met with teachers, administrators, government officials, students, and representatives of other NGOs working in the education sector. They also participated in cultural exchange activities and led teaching workshops throughout the country.

110 files, last one added on Jun 21, 2006

2005 GCEP Education Conference, Bangladesh


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As part of the Global Connections and Exchange Program, a National Conference on Education was held during International Education Week 2005 in Manikganj, Bangladesh. Three US teachers visiting Bangladesh discussed curriculum planning and education reform issues. In addition, members of the RI-SOL staff, volunteers from Peace Corps, Bangladeshi teachers, and representatives of other organizations working in technology and education sectors participated in the conference.

46 files, last one added on Apr 01, 2007

LINC 2005: US Students Visit Bangladesh


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Highschool Students from the Los Angeles area visited Bangladesh in 2005 as part of the LINC Exchange Program. In Bangladesh, these students and their Bangladeshi counterparts learned about community service and themselves performed community service activities. They also learned about conflict resolution, international philanthropy and development issues.

111 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2006

LINC 2005: Bangladesh Students to USA


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Eight students from Bangladesh travelled to Los Angeles California in April 2006 and were reunited with their American counterparts from the earlier LINC exchange program. Together, the two groups of students worked on projects in youth leadership, volunteerism, community service and conflict resolution.

429 files, last one added on Jun 25, 2006

EFL 2006: Indian Program


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Teachers from Bihar, Orissa and West Bengal gathered in Kolkata prior to traveling to the US to participate in the English as a Foreign Language Institute program. Here are some photos from their orientation session.

5 files, last one added on May 10, 2006

EFL 2006: Visiting the USA


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Teachers from Bangladesh and three Indian Pradesh (Orissa, Bihar and West Bengal) spent six weeks in the US during May and June 2006, learning EFL teaching techniques at Hamline University in Minnesota.

176 files, last one added on Mar 20, 2007

EFL 2007: Bangladesh Program


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The EFL Exchange is part of the Bangladesh-East Indian English as a Foreign Language Institute Program implemented by Relief International and Hamline University and funded by the US Sate Department. During the first phase of the program, 30 teachers from India and Bangladesh traveled to Hamline University, Minnesota in April 2006.

87 files, last one added on Mar 20, 2007

EFL 2007: India Program


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The South Asian teachers participated in a 6 week exchange with Hamline Faculty and Minnesota teachers and they leaned new techniques and methods for teaching English as a second language, gained exposure to US history/culture/politics and education and established relationships and linkages with US based teachers. The participating Hamline Faculty and Minnesota teachers who coached and mentored the South Asian teachers recently visited Bangladesh and India to conduct a serious of English Language Workshops. The US participants also conducted several school visits in India and Bangladesh, enjoyed various cultural activities and reunited with their fellow participating Bangladeshi and Indian teachers.

10 files, last one added on Mar 20, 2007

2007 CGEP Education Conference, Bangladesh


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In March, Relief International organized its second GCEP Education Conference in Dhaka which was attended by lead teachers, schools heads and partner NGO representatives from Bangladesh. The two day long conference, held at the BRAC TARC in Savar, provided the GCE teachers with opportunity to share their experience with the GCE program and to build a professional network among them. About 70 participants attended the conference. The event also brought together all GCE staffs from Relief International's Dhaka and regional offices.

118 files, last one added on Apr 01, 2007

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GCEP in the newsNews clipppings about the Global Connections and Exchange Program, Bangladesh
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Bangladesh Newspapers


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There are too many newspapers to keep track of every article, but when we see that the GCEP Project has been mentioned in one of the Bangladeshi newspapers, we try to clip it. Some are in English, some are in Bangla. If you see the project mentioned in a paper or on TV, please let us know and we'll try to put it on the website.

15 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2005

 

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Student ClubsStudents have formed a number of clubs for subjects such as fine arts, debating, chess, science, theater, and programming; some clubs are more social in nature, such as the Girls Power Hour club. Some of the clubs have published photos or art work.
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Fine Arts & Literature


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Students in the fine arts clubs have produced an incredible volume of art in all media. Some of these pieces are of professional quality.

112 files, last one added on Sep 12, 2007

Youth Community Service


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Community-oriented projects conducted by youth throughout Bangladesh

16 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2005

Technology Volunteer


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1 files, last one added on Feb 02, 2009

 

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Training ProgramsOne of the major goals of the Global Connections and Exchange Program is to promote technology in education. We do a lot of teacher and adminstrator education, both on technical topics and in general teaching methodologies. Here are some photos from our training sessions.
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Technical Trainings


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Several technical trainings have been conducted as the program has expanded in Bangladesh. The goal of this program is to enhance education and promote intercultural learning by using computers and the internet as a communication medium. For the program to run smoothly, the Internet Learning Centers and their connection to the Internet must function. Technical trainings are conducted for both our own staff, and to transfer technical know-how to teachers at each school.

7 files, last one added on May 18, 2006

Teacher Professional Development 1


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The first TPD (Teacher Professional Development) workshop took place in late February 2005 at the Ahsanullah Institute of Technology in Karwar Bazar, Dhaka. Lead teachers and On-Site Educators from schools in Dhaka, Comilla, Tongi and Gazipur took place in the training. T.J. Walker and Lauren Alweis, Peace Corps Volunteers also participated.

21 files, last one added on Sep 15, 2005

Teacher Professional Development 2


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The second TPD training in Bangladesh was held at Siraj Uddin Sarker Vidyaneketon in Tongi. About twenty teachers from Tongi, Comilla, and Jessore participated, as well as some education specialists from Proshika, a Bangladeshi NGO. The temperature reached 40 degrees celcius (104F) every day of training, which was held in mid May 2005.

10 files, last one added on Sep 15, 2005

Teacher Professional Development 3


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The third TPD was held in mid-July 2005 at the largest of our ILCs, the facility at the Safi Uddin Sarker Academy in Tongi. Teachers attended from the Siraj Uddin Sarker Vidyaneketon, the Safi Uddin Sarker Academy, the Rani Bilashmoni Government Boys' Highschool, Shailarani Girls' High School, the Nazrul Memorial Academy, the Yusup Multipurpose Boys' High School, the Badashah Faisal Islamic Institute, the Abdul Gafur School, and the Jahurpur Multipurpose School. The Education Coordinator for Science and Math, Mr. Md. Habibur Chowdhury, also provided orientation about the GLOBE Program.

11 files, last one added on May 18, 2006

TVC Training at Chittagong


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34 files, last one added on Aug 12, 2008

 

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StaffPictures of the Global Connections and Exchange Program Staff, wherever in the world they may be
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Office in Dhaka, Bangladesh


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Some pictures of our office in Dhaka and the staff members that coordinate the Global Connection and Exchange Program in Bangladesh.

14 files, last one added on Nov 16, 2006

Office in Los Angeles, USA


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The Global Connections and Exchange Program in Bangladesh is implemented by Relief International, an international NGO based in Los Angeles California. Actually, there are two offices: one in LA and one in Redwood Shores, California a few hundred miles North of LA.

3 files, last one added on Sep 15, 2005

Our Staff, on the road


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One goal of the Global Connections and Exchange Program is to weave a network of interconnected schools that will work towards common technology and academic goals. This necessarily involves visits to the schools, and between schools. In addition, we often do projects that extend beyond the walls of individual schools. When our staff members escape from the office to implement these projects or visit schools, they often take pictures...

47 files, last one added on Aug 21, 2007

 

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BangladeshPictures contributed by the students, staff, teachers and commuity participants of the Global Connections and Exchange Program, Bangladesh.
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Dhaka


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Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh, with more than 9 million residents. This section contains pictures of major buildings and historic locations, as well as ordinary people going about their business. Dhaka is a busy, crowded city; compare this collection of photos to those under the "rural" category.

40 files, last one added on Nov 26, 2005

Cultural and Historic


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Pictures related to the culture and history of Bangladesh.

44 files, last one added on Nov 26, 2005

Rural


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Bangladesh has the highest population density of any country, but that does not mean that every one lives in a city -- in fact, the opposite is true. Bangladesh's economy is largely agricultural, and most people live in villages grams. Even people who live in the city try to visit their relatives in their grams when they can.

99 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2006

Plants and Animals


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Bangladesh is home to many species of plants and animals, including some with endangered status.

5 files, last one added on Sep 16, 2005

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KidsEvery where we turn, there are photogenic kids. We made a folder just for them.
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Photos of Kids


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Kids in Bangladesh are very photogenic, and we keep ending up with extra photos of children from all over Bangladesh. Some of these pictures were taken at GCEP events, others were just snapped by students and staff around town or near our schools.

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