Lets Work For Bangladesh (LWFB) Press Release

Lets Work For Bangladesh (LWFB) Press Release

It is to inform you that Lets Work for Bangladesh (LWFB) has finally raised $ 8000 (Eight thousand dollar) from Australia (Canberra, Sydney, Geelong, Armidale and Darwin), USA (New York) and Canada (Alberta), to establish and run a school at Bhola’s Charfashion in Bangladesh. The LWFB Ad hoc Committee has named this school the “Bangladesh Canberra Friendship School”.

The Committee believes that Canberra’s initiative will be looked as a milestone and will encourage Bangladesh expatriates around the world to do similar work for Bangladesh. LWFB acknowledges the contributions made by the Bangladesh Australia Association (2008-2009 committee, contribute $2000), the Green Associates Financial Planners (contribute $600 with a commitment of another $600 in six months) and the individuals (totalled $5,400) for this school program. Thank you all for your wonderful support.

Some of you may not be aware that LWFB started its journey in July 2009 with the aim of raising $ 8000 to sponsor a school in Bangladesh in partnership with Fred Hyde’s organisation CO-ID. With your supports LWFB has reached the target ($8000) within 4 months.

Since 1991, Mr. Fred Hyde, a remarkable Australian, has been working to make a difference in the education sector in Bangladesh. So far CO-ID has built 41 schools and produced more than 50,000 students came from poor landless to marginal families.

The committee encourages you all to visit Fred’s web site (www.fredhyde.org) to have a clear vision and objectives of CO-ID. Shortly we will be working on developing LWFB website.

The Committee has decided to keep you all informed with LWFB activities. Thus you can write to AHC with your comments/suggestions for continuous improvement of LWFB.

Some activities LWFB has done so far since its inception are:

Milestone 1 – Raised $8000 which will be handed over to CO-ID in 2009.

Milestone 2-The school has been named the “Bangladesh Canberra Friendship School”.

Milestone 3 – The Ad hoc Committee and the Board of Trustee has been formed. [The next Executive Committee members will be elected in according with LWFB constitutions and AGM]. Members of the Ad hoc Committee are:

1. Mr. Borhan uddin Shafi (President)
2. Dr. Ajoy Kar (Vice President)
3. Mr. Ziaul Hoque ( Secretary)
4. Mr. Tarek Safa (Treasurer)
5. Mr. Shakawat Hossain ( Asst Secretary)
6. Mr. Haseeb Iqbal ( Communication )
7. Mr. Shamsuddin Shafi ( Member)
8. Dr. Zamir Hossain (Member)
9. Mr. Shamim Iqbal Faroque (Member)

Members of the Board of Trustee are:

1. Dr. Sadequr Rahman
2. Mr. Kazalpriya Barua
3. Mr Chowdhury Sadaruddin
4. Mr Borhan uddin Shafi (as LWFB President)

Milestone 4 – AHC has decided to establish and run scholarship programs for poor but meritorious students as its next goal. [Any suggestions and comments are welcome].

Milestone 5 – AHC has agreed to work together in a team to develop LWFB constitution.

Milestone 6– AHC has agreed on LWFB Web site, Bank Account and Registrations [in progress].

Once again, AHC expresses thank you for joining this group and warm welcome to the new members. LWFB is still looking for members from around the world to work together for making a difference in education sector in Bangladesh.

If you don’t want to receive any email from LWFB, please notify AHC for taking off your name from its mailing list.

“Who will stand for our people if we don’t?”

Kind Regards,

President Secretary
Mr. Borhan Uddin Shafi Mr. Ziaul Hoque
“Let’s Work for Bangladesh” (LWFB) “Let’s Work for Bangladesh” (LWFB)

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