| March 11th, 2022

TAJ STORY: Probha Hasan

’m Probha and I’m currently a junior in high school. I joined Adhunika back in August 2015 as one of the founding members of Team Adhunika Jr. (TAJ) . My favorite memories from TAJ. are at Chatpati Mela. I can’t pick a favorite year, as they are all so valuable and special. The process itself […]

| April 4th, 2017

adhunika: young women determined to dream

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.

| July 31st, 2016

Mount Pleasant Middle School Walk-a-Thon

The following article was published at Mount Pleasant Middle School Newspaper, July 2016, written By Sid S. Yousuf, Grade 6 student Hi, My name is Sid S Yousuf, and I am the founder of a project called Team Adhunika Jr, which currently supports street children to get a better education in Bangladesh. Currently, we are […]

| March 24th, 2016

Friends of Adhunika: Impacting Change One Skype Session at a Time

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.


a corridor of opportunity

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.


what’s in a Skype conversation?

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.

| November 1st, 2013

Resource Guide for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Please keep in mind that while Adhunika does not provide direct services to women facing violence, we aspire to create awareness about gender violence in our communities and end all forms of violence against women.
If you are in need of immediate emergency assistance, please call 911.
The purpose of this guide is to provide a list of domestic violence, sexual assault and legal resources to members of the Adhunika community and anyone else seeking help for themselves or someone they know.

| July 19th, 2013

A day at the Adhunika Women’s Center in Dhaka

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, […]

| September 17th, 2012

* “a” team race for the cure 2012

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.

| June 21st, 2012

* my time in adhunika

My first benefit concert with Adhunika was in October 2009. Ten minutes before show time, I was sitting in the entrance hall, right behind where the tickets were being collected, with Faisal Jalal (who had just driven in from Boston), practicing the song I was about to perform for the first time!


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



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