Receiving this award is a Proud Moment for মজার ইশকুল :: Mojar School, from ICT Adviser to Prime Minister & Chairperson of CRI ( Young Bangla ) Mr. Sajeeb Wazed handed over the award.
Mojar School has started its journey in 2013 with the vision of Street Child Free Bangladesh. During this 10 year journey, we never stopped working to achieve the goal.
Even in 2015, some of our team members were jailed with the fake claim of Child Trafficking. We never thought to stop, because we believe “GOOD WORK NEVER LOST”.
10 years, maybe a long time or not. But in this journey we faced so many obstacles. Especially in the COVID-19 pandemic we struggle a lot to connect these children in our network.
After the COVID-19 pandemic, we restart our journey with full function and more dedicatedly. We reform the team with old visionary people with new hard-working talented young employees. As a result we are able to reach 2000 underprivileged children and the community directly every day. Also, we served food to more than half millions (500,000) people and still going. We already bring the light of hope and dreams to 1000 underprivileged children who are studying in our 4 full formal schools under NCTB curriculum from pre-primary to class 7 (class 8 in 2023). 1000 children are getting basic knowledge of education and food in our 6 open schools named as Under the Sky- Mojar School.
Mojar School has 4 major programs which are-
1. Education Program: 1000 underprivileged children are studying in 4 formal schools and another 1000 are getting basic knowledge of education in the open schools.
2. Food Program: 500,000 underprivileged people eat food and still ongoing.
3. Youth Development: 5,000 registered volunteers are connected in our network and working all over Bangladesh.
4. Residential Village: Currently, we have a residential Village and a shelter home where street children are living and we have been provided all the necessary items like food, clothes, medical services etc. to them.
Apart from these 4 programs we have different employment projects under the initiative Odommo Bangladesh Better Stories, where we provide skill development training, van, rickshaw, domestic animals and cash support to the underprivileged people. This is a sustainable and progressive model which already established economical development with sustainability around 200 families.
In the 2041 development model of the Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Mojar School wishes to contribute towards building a Street Child Free Bangladesh.
We are delighted, proud, inspired and truly thankful to the Young Bangla for considering our work and activities. Undoubtedly this achievement will boost our energy to work for the betterment of our children, our community, our society and our country.
An inspiration from The Honorable Advisor to The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Information and Communication Technology said on the time of receiving this award- “I know Mojar School activities since 2015 after the incident. I really appreciate and adore your work. You are such an inspiration for the young people in Bangladesh. I am proud of you”.
More to go more to achieve. We highly acknowledged all of you who supported us in the process of bringing positive sustainable change to underprivileged children. Kudos to all the team members, volunteers and well wishers, this may not be possible without the support and collaboration of yours.
আরিয়ান আরিফ :: Arian Arif
Founder & Executive Director
মজার ইশকুল :: Mojar School ( Odommo Bangladesh Foundation )
14 November 2022