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Homeless child inspired him to help hundreds

It was a day playing with plastic bottles that changed Korvi Rakshand’s life. Named one of 10 inspirational Bangladeshis last year, Rakshand was born to a wealthy family. But he turned his back on money and for the past eight years has been running an NGO in one of Dhaka’s biggest slums. [caption id="attachment_18406" align="alignright" width="612"]jago foundation Korvi Rakshand (fourth from left) with the first class of children taught at his school. Photograph: Jaago Foundation[/caption] He talks freely about the moment that changed everything...

‘Floating schools’ at flood-ravaged areas

In Bangladesh, roughly one-third of the country, much of which sits only a meter above sea level, goes underwater during monsoon season from June to October. In those months, roads become inaccessible, crops and schoolhouses are destroyed and commerce stalls. Millions of Bangladeshis are forced to migrate to larger cities to feed their families. floating schoolChildren suffer acutely during monsoon season. As sea levels rise and seasonal rains become more frequent and intense (scientists expect that 10 to 20 percent of Bangladesh will...

1,000 technical interns to receive trainings in Japan

About 1,000 Bangladeshi technical interns are set to receive trainings in Japan under an apprenticeship and entrepreneurship training programme as a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two countries were signed on Wednesday. Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain and Executive Chairman of IM Japan Kyoei Yanagisawa signed the MoU at Probashi Kalyan Bhaban here on Wednesday. BD-JapanDirector General Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training Begum Shamsun Nahar and senior executive director of the ...