Adhunika: Young Women Determined to Dream
By Shahana Hanif
My path crossed with Shahnaz Apa’s in 2015 at a conference in Washington DC. We didn’t get in touch until after the summit and have since been crossing paths because that’s just how sisterhood works.
Adhunika: Young Women Determined to Dream
The Adhunika Jr. Team participated in the 5th Annual Chatpati Mela on August 13th, 2016. The Mela was full of cultural performances, activities, and contests. Many people came to see the organizations that lined up selling clothes, food, and more for a purpose that will benefit the world in their own way.
The inception of the Skype session workshops, which enables volunteers -friends of Adhunika from Adhunika Foundation- to engage in dialogue involving a multitudinal set of topics with students at Adhunika Women’s Center in Dhaka, took place in the latter part of 2013. The sessions materialized as a result of the desire to interconnect volunteers in the U.S. and participants in Bangladesh. While the initial goal, as requested by the students, was to strengthen their English speaking skills by encouraging them to converse using the language, it has morphed into addressing crucial social issues such as women’s rights to analyzing literature written by 19th century European authors.
Our team Adhunika Jr. (MN) had great success at the fundraising booth at Ekushe mela. With dedicated and enthusiastic team members, they were able to raise money for Adhunika’s “Project Amrao Manush (We Are People Too)” while having fun at the mela booth! This fund will help street children in Bangladesh continue their school and shelter […]
On August 22, 2015, the Adhunika Jr. team went to the Chat Pati Mela Fundraising Event in Queens, New York to launch their first fundraising event. There, the team thought of many different ways to help Project Amrao Manush, a project dedicated to getting street children in Bangladesh temporary shelters, food, clothing, and education.
Carrying a mixture of curiosity and excitement me & my mother ascended 6 floors to visit the Adhunika Women’s Centre in Azimpur, Dhaka. After instructing my first English lesson through their skype program in March (one of the many services provided by the Adhunika Foundation to Bangladeshi women, along with technological studies), I was more than intrigued by their enthusiastic students and helpful staff. Undoubtedly I was ecstatic when offered the opportunity to visit the Centre and meet some of the inspiring young ladies I had taught.
In a span of seven weeks in November and December 2013, volunteers— friends of Adhunika from Adhunika Foundation (Adhunika USA)—met with students at Adhunika Women’s Center (AWC), Dhaka for the pilot project of Skype session workshops. As per popular request, the purpose of these sessions was to help students practice their English speaking skills during the workshops. Students met with the volunteer facilitators at a specified time and discussed about various topics during the session.
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In Janurary 2013 long time Friends of Adhunika Muna Shams & Imran Hassan made a trip Adhunika Women’s Center which is supported by Adhunika Foundation & managed by Sajida Foundation, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This is a blog entry on their visit to the center for the first time. Enjoy During our last trip to Bangladesh, […]
Reflection by Nadia R. Fletcher
How many excuses are there to take a trip to Central Park on a beautiful Sunday morning? The answer, endless! However, there is no reason more rewarding than taking a walk through the beautiful park with thousands of people supporting an amazing cause like the 2012 Susan G. Komen – Greater New York City Race for the Cure.
About this blog
Adhunika blog is launched with a mission to share knowledge among women from every walk of life. Sometime it would be in the form of sharing experience to find a feasible solution of a problem; sometime it would be in the form of professional consultation, which Adhunika group will arrange for its bloggers. Nevertheless, the intent of this blog always remains the same - to help and empower women through a common web-based platform....read more