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Summit, Beximco donate Tk 45m to JAAGO

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  • 10th August, 2021 12:00:00 AM
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Summit, Beximco donate Tk 45m to JAAGO

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Summit Corporation and Beximco Holdings donated a matching grant of Tk 45 million per annum to JAAGO Foundation for three years to educate 4,000 students across Bangladesh. 

With this grant, JAAGO hopes to make a sustainable change in the lives of marginalised children and accelerate the development process of Bangladesh.  

JAAGO has utilised their UNESCO award winning teaching model using ICT to ensure education over telephone calls, short messaging service and video conferencing system, said a press release.

Once the education institutions open, the grant will be used to run the digital schools.

Directors of Summit Group Fadiah Khan, Azeeza Aziz Khan and Salman Khan were present on behalf of Summit and Group Director of Beximco Ajmal Kabir, Executive Director Samira Zuberi Himika on behalf of Beximco, were present at the virtual signing ceremony.

Two students of the first batch of JAAGO, Fatema and Lenin shared their stories. The virtual signing ceremony was hosted by Nobonita Chowdhury.

Muhammed Aziz Khan, Founder Chairman of Summit Group said that Summit is committed to eradicate poverty and thus is privileged to support JAAGO’s internet-based schools. JAAGO has been awarded the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICT in Education.”

Shayan F Rahman, Advisor to the Board of Beximco Group said, “Beximco, along with Summit, is proud to partner with JAAGO to empower 4,000 children from less fortunate segments of our population with remote education.”

“Summit and Beximco have come forward to support the education sector during this global pandemic. This is an example of the Bangladesh corporate sector stepping forward for the people of Bangladesh. I hope that this initiative will encourage other corporate houses to step forward and make a difference in the community,” said Korvi Rakshand, Founder, JAAGO Foundation.