Nari Jibon Review 9/27/07

To increase students’/staffs’ creativity in different area Nari Jibon Project had established an English & Bangla blog in May 2007. Blogging is also a part of all of our course curriculums. Though the blogging activities were started many years ago in other countries but in Bangladesh it is started in the year 2005. Through working on blog we have got to know that the Blog is a new way of learning, knowing the recent events, ideas and thoughts through website. We also have got to know that bloggging is actually a web based diary where any one can write about them, their feelings, aspiration, and thoughts on different topics of home and abroad. It will give our own voice on the web. Blog is the way to share our ideas thoughts with others. People can organize their thoughts through blog. Blogging means working with many different media with emphasis on more writing.

We wrote in our proposal that we seek to introduce girls and women to English, Bangla, Photo and Video Blogging at the Nari Jibon Project, by incorporating blogging assignments into existing English, Computer, and Bangla classes. By integrating blogging in classes and students’ everyday experiences, we can train up new bloggers. Students include young women, university students, re-entry housewives, and workers (garment, sex, domestic, office) and returning migrants, all with the common desire for more skills. This project would expand non-elite girls and women’s access to the internet and blogging. Students can train others in blogging, writing, researching, and generating audio-visual content with cameras, and video-making.

We think that we are on the right track. Students/staffs are writing in the blog to increase their writing skills. They are getting training regularly. To write in blog; they are reading daily news papers; magazine, different books and advanced students (computer/English students) and staffs are browsing different website/links to get the things/idea to write more. (They are given the address/link of some website, blog including Nari Jibon blog and in these ways students/staffs are learning more things which are increasing their knowledge, writing skills and are broadening their confident level. So we can say through working with Rising Voice on blogging since July 2007 our students and staffs are acquiring more knowledge on blogging and also increasing their skills that are the objective of the blog activities.

What we have done so far:

Since we started our blogging activities with RV we are continuing to arrange workshop and weekly training programs on blog. Staffs, new and old students are getting training on blogging. We arranged a big workshop/training program on 13.07.07. And according to our proposal we will arrange another workshop after four months of first work shop. Our regular training program/meeting will also continue. We have given our time table and to do list in RV wiki up to December 2007 and we are doing the things accordingly. According to the to-do list we were supposed to post at least four articles per week in the initial months but we have been posting more than four articles per week in an average. We are hoping to post more in the up coming months. We have submitted budget for six months expenses and we have been maintaining the accounts separately.

Workshop/ training program: Before July we arranged general discussion on blogging activities several times but since July we have arranged one big workshop on blogging (13.07.07). We also have arranged another seven meeting/ training program to improve blogging activities (13.07.07, 26.07.07, 04.08.07, 11.08.07, 21.08.07, 01.09.07, 15.09.07 and 22.09.07). We also are submitting our blogging activities/progress reports regularly to Rising Voice.
Executive Director of Nari Jibon project Prof. Kathryn B. Ward has given podcast interview in RV.
We have posted 78 articles both in English and Bangla since the beginning of our blogging activities on 9th May 2007.

Total post: 78
Total English post: 60
Interview: 12x
Article: 29
Bloggers profile: 6 staffs and 6 students
Pictures post: 5
Video post: 2
On workshop post-1

Total Bangla post: 16
Article: 8
Interview: 5x
Poem: 3

What we are hoping to do in next month:

Training: We are hoping to arrange another training program in this month and three in next month. We will arrange another big workshop on first week of November.
Posting: We also are hoping to post at least 30 (including some interview) articles within next month though Nari Jibon office will remain closed for about one week in next month on account of Eid-ul-ftre (A Muslim religious festival).
We have 21articles in hand from students and staffs. We are hoping to get some more in this week. We will post those soon after editing.
Some of our staffs (Taslima, Sujan and Mohtarimun Naher Bipa) are translating citizen media introduction guide in Bangla and we are hoping to send it on Monday (01.10.07).

Purchase of equipments:
We were supposed to buy some equipments ( uninterruptible power supply (UPS), three digital camera, two video camera, Computer memory and graphics upgrade before but as we did not get RV fund in time we could not buy those. Few days ago we have got six months fund from RV. According to our budget (that we submitted to RV) we are trying to buy those things. In the mean time price of the said equipments are relatively increased though we are trying to buy those within our budgeted amount. We are checking price in different markets. We already have given advance for uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and hoping to get it on Saturday (27.09.07). We are hopping to buy all the equipments within first week of next months to enrich our blogging activities.

Nari Jibon Review 9/22/07

Nari Jibon blog activities report (22.09.07)
 
Nari Jibon Blog dol (group) arranged a meeting/training program on (22.09.07)
 Rafiq, Taslima Akter, Golam Rabbany Sujan, Mohtarimun Naher Bipa, Shamima were present in the meeting. Nari Jibon blog activities, progress, problem and what to do were discussed in the meeting.
 Since the beginning we have posted 73 articles (both Bangla and English). 6 articles were posted from 16.09.07 to 22.09.07 (English-4 and Bangla-2).
 
English posts:
Blogers profie (Student): Shahana Akter and Tahmina Akter
Hilsha fish is our national fish by golam rabbany Sujan.
Rickshaw puller in Bangladesh by Ruma Akater ( student of English section)
A child beggar by Amita Roy (Com/photography student).

Bangla posts:

1. Sagor Konna Hatia ( Hatia the sea girl) by Nurun Naher Islam
Author described about people and culture of a village that is situated in an island of the Bay of Bengal.
2. Maa – K mone pore (I remember my mother) by Mayanur Akter.
Author expressed her feelings about her mother and also about how she remembers her mother in her writings.

We have 21 articles in hand (students/staffs). Those will be posted soon.
 
 English:
Scenery of Bangladesh by Nurun Naher Munni (Eng/com student
Ruby Rahman, a successful business woman by Golam Rabbani Sujan
“The Royal Bengal Tiger”  by Munia-532 ( Eng/Com student)
“Food problem of Bangladesh ” by Tahmina-552 ( Eng/Com student)
“Culture of Bangladesh ” by Shamima akter (Eng/Computer student)
” Dhaka city”
Village life
Fisherman  By Taufiqa Farjana (eng/com. Student)
Flower (how flower is used) by Salma Siddiqa Eng/com)
Students profile (tailoring section)

Bangla:
Nari Jiboner kichy safolata, Asma Akter (A bit success of Nari Jibon ( Asma Akter) by Golam Rabbany
2. Khude mas bikreta (A child fish seller) by Shamima (staff)
 
3.  Swapne Sonargaon (Sonar gaon in dream) by Taufiqa Farjana (eng/com student)
4. Coaching centre by Nurun Naher Nipa (English-1 student)
 
5. Ahsan Manjil (Description of a historical place of Dhaka ) by Hasian Akter English-1
6. Mother Teresa  by Ayesha (English/com)
Ekjon bhalo shikkhok (a good teacher) by Nurun Naher Nipa (English-1)
The botanical garden and Zoo in Comilla by Hasian Akter (English-1)
Profile of Salma Akter (students Tailoring section)
Flood of Bangladesh by Salma Akter ( Tailoring/ English
Gramer Nari (Village women) by Sheikh Rumana
 
We arranged training program for bloggers (students) on 22.09.07. Taslima Akter conducted the training program. Ms. Taslima trained the bloggers (students) about what is blog, how to write a post, what to write etc. From Bangla section: Monowara ID # 733 Nasima Begum ID # 578 and from Tailoring section: Jannatul Ferdous ID # 735, Umme Kulsum ID# 663, Bithi ID # 727, Salma Akter ID# 60 Sherin Shella ID # 321 attended the training program.
 
Next Training: Next training will be on video blogging for some staffs.
Ttrainer: Taslima Akter. She will train the staff about video blogging, posting and etc.
 
Proposed post for next week:
 
Four English posts:
Interview 1x: Ruby Rahman a successful business woman By golam Rabbany Sujan
Royal Beggal Tiger By by Munia-532 ( Eng/Com student)
Scenery of Bangladesh by Nurun Naher Munni (Eng/com student)
One student’s profile (Tailoring section)
 
Three Bangla posts:
Interview: khude mas bikreta ( A child fish seller) by Shamima (Staff)
Gramer Nari ( Village women) By Sheikh Rumana
Profile of Salma Akter ( student Tailoring section)

Nari Jibon Review 9/15/07

Nari Jibon Blog dol (group) arranged a meeting/training program on (15.09.07)
Rafiq, Taslima Akter, Golam Rabbany Sujan, Mohtarimun Naher Bipa, Shamima were present in the meeting. Nari Jibon blog activities, progress, problem and what to do were discussed in the meeting.
Since the beginning we have posted 67 articles (both Bangla and English). 9 articles were posted from 02.09.07 to 15.09.07 (English-6 and Bangla-3).

English posts:
1. “The Mango” by Munia-532 (Eng/Com student)
2. Video blogging: Birth of a child in street by Tarun Folia (Staff)
3. Interview: Nirupoma, a successful business woman,who passed long days in unlawful and dark life- (Part-1) by Golam Rabbani Sujan
4. Nirupoma, a successful business woman,who passed long days in unlawful and dark life- (Part-2) by Golam Rabbani Sujan
5. Nirupoma, a successful business woman,who passed long days in unlawful and dark life- (Part-3) by Golam Rabbani Sujan
6. Bloggers profile (students): Sherin Sultana and Shamima Akter Rita

Bangla posts:
1. Amar Kotha (My life, Nila sultana) by Golam Rabbany Sujan
2. Interview: Kormojibi ek shishur kotha (Story of a working girl) By Shamima Akter (Staff)
3. Narir Jagoron (Women’s Awareness) – (Kobita-poem) by Afroza akter Kazol (Eng/com student)

We have 21 articles in hand (students/staffs). After editing those will be posted soon.

English:
Child beggar By Amita Roy ( Com/photography student0
Scenery of Bangladesh by Nurun Naher Munni (Eng/com student
Ruby Rahman, a successful business woman by Golam Rabbani Sujan
“The Royal Bengal Tiger” by Munia-532 ( Eng/Com student)
“Food problem of Bangladesh ” by Tahmina-552 ( Eng/Com student)
“Culture of Bangladesh ” by Shamima akter (Eng/Computer student)
” Dhaka city”
Village life
Fisherman By Taufiqa Farjana (eng/com. Student)
Flower (how flower is used) by Salma Siddiqa Eng/com)
Students profile (tailoring section)

Bangla:
Nari Jiboner kichy safolata, Asma Akter (A bit success of Nari Jibon ( Asma Akter) by Golam Rabbany
2. Kormojibi Kichu meyer kotha by Shamima (staff)

3. Swapne Sonargaon (Sonar gaon in dream) by Taufiqa Farjana (eng/com student)
4. Coaching centre by Nurun Naher Nipa (English-1 student)

5. Ahsan Manjil (Description of a historical place of Dhaka ) by Hasian Akter English-1
6. Sagor konna Hatia ( Hatia the Sea girl) by Nurun Naher Islam (English1.5). Author described about people and culture of a village that is situated in a island of Bay of Bengal
Mother Teresa by Ayesha (English/com)
Ekjon bhalo shikkhok (a good teacher) by Nurun Naher Nipa (English-1)
The botanical garden and Zoo in Comilla by Hasian Akter (English-1)
Profile (students Tailoring section)

We conducted two interviews since last meeting (01.09.07)
1. Kormojibi Kichu meyer kotha by Shamima (staff)
2. Nirupoma, a successful business woman,who passed long days in unlawful and dark life- (Part-1, 2 and 3) by Golam Rabbani Sujan
Those are already posted

We arranged training program for bloggers (students) on 14.09.07. Taslima Akter conducted the training program. Ms. Taslima trained the bloggers (students) about blog, website, internet etc. Sheikh Rumana, Kamrun nahar puspo Id: 715, Jesmin Ara Amzad Id: 713 Zannat Ara Amzad Id: 712, Papaya Hossain Shampa Id: 724 attended the training program.

Next Training: Next training will be on blogging for some new students and staff.
Ttrainer: Taslima Akter. She will train the students and staff about blog and others (posting etc).

Proposed post for next week:

Five English posts:
Child beggar By Amita Roy ( Com/photography student)
Interview 1x: Ruby Rahman a successful business woman By golam Rabbany Sujan
Royal Beggal Tiger By by Munia-532 ( Eng/Com student)
Scenery of Bangladesh by Nurun Naher Munni (Eng/com student)
One student’s profile (Tailoring section)

Four Bangla posts:
1. Maa-ke mone pore (I remember my mother) by Maya Nur Akter (Staff). Author expressed her feelings about the lose of her mother and also about how she remembers her mother in her writings

khude mas bikreta ( A child fish seller) by Shamima (Staff)
3. Sagor konna Hatia ( Hatia the Sea girl) by Nurun Naher Islam (English1.5). Author described about people and culture of a village that is situated in an island of Bay of Bengal

4. One student’s profile (Tailoring section)

September 01 2007 Updates

Nari Jibon Blog dol (group) arranged a meeting/training program on (01.09.07)
Rafiq, Taslima Akter, Golam Rabbany Sujan, Mohtarimun Naher Bipa, were present in the meeting. Nari Jibon blog activities, progress, problem and what to do were discussed in the meeting.
Since the beginning we have posted 58 articles (both Bangla and English). 11 articles were posted from 22.08.07 to 01.09.07 (English-7 and Bangla-4).

English posts:

1. Agriculture of Bangladesh by Tahmina Akter (Eng/com student)
2. Picture of flood affected area of Bangladesh
3. Memorable day of my life by Kazi Rafiqul Islam
4. Jackfruit by Taufiqa farjana (Eng/com student)
5. My life (Nila Sultana) by Golam Rabbany
6. A stranger came before my window by Mohtarimun Naher Bipa
7. A bit success of Nari Jibon ( Asma akter) by Golam Rabbany

Bangla posts:

1. Barshan Mukhar Shandha (Rainy evening) by Sumaya (Computer/English student). Author described her feelings in her writings. Author like drop of rain and rainy evening but she dislike when it makes hazard for human
2. Nari (women) a poem by Tahmina. Writer described about women who are neglected by the male but doing lots for them and nation. “In Bangladesh women are always despised and deprived from their rights in the male dominated society. However women have increased their self estimate and stepping ahead. Women always make confidence to acquire accomplishment for men but men don’t evaluate it” author exemplify her thought from beginning to end in her poem
3. The boy (Shei cheleti) Author-Mayanur Akter ( Staff)

Sympathetic feelings of the author about a man who sleeps in the hospital (works as the attendant of patient telling them that he has patient in the hospital (but he does not have any patient) at night as he has no house to live at Dhaka. He can not live in rented house as he does not have enough money. In day time he pulls rickshaw and at night he sleeps in hospital. He is earning/saving money for her family (Mother, and sibling).
4. Traffic Jame ful bikri kora shei meyeguli (Girls who used to sell flowers in the traffic jam in Dhaka city) by Glam Rabbani(staff)

We have 19 articles in hand (students). After editing those will be posted soon.

English:

1. Ruby Rahman, a successful business woman by Golam Rabbani Sujan
2. “The Mango” by Munia-532 ( Eng/Com student)
3. “The Rayal Bengal Tiger” by Munia-532 ( Eng/Com student)
4. “Food problem of Bangladesh” by Tahmina-552 ( Eng/Com student)
5. “Culture of Bangladesh” by Shamima akter (Eng/Computer student)
6. “Dhaka city”
7. “Village life”
8. “Fisherman” By Taufiqa Farjana (eng/com. Student)
9. Flower (how flower is used) by Salama Siddiqa Eng/com)

Bangla:

1. Amar Jibon, Nila Sultana (My life Nila Sultana) By Golam Rabbany
2. Nari Jiboner kichy safolata, Asma Akter (A bit success of Nari Jibon ( Asma Akter) by Golam Rabbany
3. Kormojibi Kichu meyer kotha by Shamima

4. Swapne Sonargaon Sonar gaon in dream) by Taufiqa Farjana (eng/com student)
5. Coaching centre by Nurun Naher Nipa (English-1 student)
6. Ahsan Manjil (Description of a historical place of Dhaka) by Hasian Akter English-1
7. Sagor konna Hatia ( Hatia the Sea girl) by Nurun Naher sislam (English1.5). Author described about people and culture of a village that is situated in a island of Bay of Bengal
8. Mother Teresa by Ayesha (English/com)
9. Ekjon bhalo shikkhok (a good teacher) by Nurun Naher Nipa (English-1)
10. The botanical garden and Zoo in Comilla by Hasian Akter (English-1)

We conducted two interviews since last meeting (21.08.07)
1. My life (Nila Sultana)
2. A bit success of Nari Jibon ( Asma akter)
Those are already posted

We arranged training program for blog dol 01.09.07. Taslima Akter conducted the training program. Ms. Taslima trained the blog dol how to post. She also trained the blog dol how to upload picture. Rafiq, Golam Rabbani Suajan, and Mohtarimun Naher Bipa attended the training program.

We have got some students profile and those will be posted soon

Next Training: Next training will be on blogging for some new students.
Ttrainer: Taslima Akter. She will train the students about blog and others.

Proposed post for next week:

Four English posts:
1. Interview 1x: Ruby Rahman a successful business woman
2. Video blogging: Birth of a child in street by Tarun Folia
3. Village fair By Rina akter (English-1)
4. One student’s profile

Four Bangla posts:
1. Aami ebong amar Maa (I and my mother). By Afroza Akter Kazol ( English/computer student). Author expressed about her mother in her writings

2. Karmojibi kichu meyer kotha ( Some working girls story) by Shamima
3. Amar jibon, Nila sultana (My life, Nila Sultana)
4. One student’s profile

Nari Jibon blog dol will be very glad to have your suggestion, comments