February 9, 2008 update

Please see below Nari Jibon blog activities: Nari Jibon Blog activities up to 09.02.08
Meeting/training/workshop:

Nari Jibon blog group/dol arranged a meeting/workshop on 08.02.08 with Ms. Kira www.k-minos.com , a Venezuelan photo Journalist who is working in Bangladesh in a Danish company. 38 students and 13 staff attended the meeting/workshop. In the meeting/workshop Ms. Kira explained the importance of blogging, advantage of flickr account. She also told about the importance of face book etc. She told the Nari Jibon staff/students/bloggers how people/community and country can be benefited by blogging. She highlighted the importance of opening personal blog. Ms. Kira also told the staff/students that through blogging people can broaden their thoughts, creativity and writing skills. Through professional blogging people can also earn money and become celebrity. Ms. Kira in her speech on blogging asked the staff and students to read/see other bloggers activities specially who are doing Bangla blogs and also asked to write on Bangladeshi women and women rights etc. She thanked some of Nari Jibon best bloggers and asked them to keep up their good works. Before leaving Nari Jibon she assured us that she would come to Nari Jibon again. Through the meeting/workshop with Ms. Kira Nari Jibon students/staff/bloggers got to know much about blogging, about people of Venezuela, their food, culture and politics. Nari Jibon staff/students are very much encouraged to do more blogging. This meeting would help to improve Nari Jibon blog activities.

Nari Jobon blog meeting:

Nari Jibon blog dol also arranged their regular blog meeting on 09.02.08. Rafiq, Taslima Akter, Golam Rabbany Sujan and Mohtarimun Naher Bipa were present in the meeting. Nari Jibon blog activities, progress, problem and what to do were discussed in the meeting. It is decided in the meeting that Bipa and Taslima will be responsible for answering to any comments on both the blogs through students/staffs. Rafiq and Taslima will be responsible for contacting with Mr. David and other RV grantees, see/read and write comments on other blogs, follow-up etc. Rafiq will write updates of the blogging activities and also send other reports as and when needed.

Training:

Taslima Akter trained some new/old students about blogging. (What is blog?How to write? What to write and importance of blogging etc. The flowing students got training from Ms. Taslima:

1. Busrat Binte Quaiyum ID # 741
2. Iyrin ID # 744
3. Tahera Sultana Sweety
4. Sadekun Naher ID # 780
5. Shilpi akter ID # 772
6. Nargis akter ID # 773
7. Rahima Akter Hira ID # 639
8. Sufia Khatun, ID#734

Since the beginning Nari Jibon Project staff and students have posted 208 articles including Video and photo post, (Bangla-69 and English-139). 14 articles were posted over the last two weeks “12.01.08 to 26.01.08” (English-7and Bangla-7).

English posts:

1. My best friend by Sifat Binte Quiyum
2. Need your vote for electing Cox’s Bazar and Sundarbon as Natural new seven wonders in the world by Golam Rabbani Sujan
3. Video blogging :Corus song of some bloggers
4. Last year I visited the Ekushe book fair by Laqily Jahan Meghla
5. My nephew: Farhan Siddique by farjana Haque
6. Bloggers profile (students). profile of Anu Kona Barui and Sufia Khatun
7. Video blogging: Mony is singing a Bangla song by Taslima Akter

Bangla posts:

1. Bhasani Novo theatre by Hasina Akter
2. Gach (Tree) by Hazera Sherin Shela
3. Bloggers profile (students). Profile of Nina Sultana Mim, Rumi Akter
4. Bloggers profile (students). Profile of Salma Akter and Nurun Naher Munni
5. Prakritik Sundarja Nirbachone Cox’s Bazaaz o Sundar Bon ke vote din- shirsho esthan dore rakte shahojogita karun ebong onnoder by Golam Rabbani Sujan
6. Ekti meyer nirob kanna ( Silent tears of a women) by Taufika Farjana
7. Shadhinatar Pakhi (Birds of Freedom) by Farjana Akter
We have 27 articles/writings in hand (Bangla-18 and English-9). Those
will be posted soon.

English:

1. A journey to Comilla by Ayesha Parveen
2. Garments workers by Jannatul ferdoush
3. A journey to Singapore by Farjana Haque
4. My memorable day by Farjana Haque
5. Rose (Poem) by Ruma Akter
6. Bloggers profile (students). Profile of Farjana Akter, Nilufa Akter,
7. Comrade (poem) by Jesmin Ara Amzad
8. Historical place Sonargaion by Taslima Akter
9. A successful Business woman by Taslima Akter

Bangla:

1. Ekushe February (1st February) by Nurun Naher Islam Munni
2. Ekusher provat ( Morning of 21st February) a poem by Sufia
3. Sarer sai ( signature of my teacher) by Poli Akter
4. Upohash ( ) poem by Sufia Khatun
5. Mosha ( mosquito) a poem by Ruma Akter
6. A computer student reciting her own writing poem on Nari Jibon blog(video blogging)
7. Rangghin chokh (Colored eye) by Sufia Khatun
8. Hoyrany by Sufia Khatun
9. Bazar dor ( Market Price)- a poem by Sufia Khatun
10. Ma (mother) – a poem By Hazera Akter Shirin Shila
11. Sangsar by Hazera Akter Shirin Shila
12. Bloggers profile (students) Profile of Bithi Akter (ID # 780),Afsana Rahman (743) Kamrun Naher, Farjana Huque, Papia and Nilufa Akter
13. Saraok Konna ( road Girl) by Shurma Akter
14. Chele meyer adhikar (rights of male and female) by Shurma Akter
15. Gramer Nari (Village women) by Sheikh Rumana
16. Interview: Ekjon sarthok bebosayee nari (A successful Business woman) by Taslima Akter
17. Shaisaber bhalobasha (love at the childhood) by by Laily Jahan Meghla

Proposed training:

Next training will be on video and photo blogging. Trainer Taslima Akter will train the bloggers how to take good picture and video. Taslima will go out with some of bloggers and work-study students and will practically show them how to take good video and photos.

Proposed post for next weeks:

English posts:

1. A journey to Comilla by Ayesha Parveen
2. Garments workers by Jannatul Ferdoush
3. A journey to Singapore by Farjana Haque
4. My memorable day by Farjana Haque
5. Rose (Poem) by Ruma Akter
6. A computer student reciting own writing poem on Nari Jibon blog(video blogging)
7. Bloggers profile (students). Profile of Bithi Akter (ID # 780),Afsana Rahman (743) Afia akter, Farjana Akter, Papia and Nilufa Akter
8. Historical place ‘Sonargaion’ by Taslima Akter
9. A successful Business woman by Taslima Akter

Bangla posts:

1. Ekushe February ( 21st February) by Nurun Naher Islam Munni
2. Ekusher Provat ( Morning of 21st February) by Sufia
3. Sarer sai ( signature of my teacher) by Poli Akter
4. Upohash ( ) poem by Sufia Khatun
5. Mosha ( mosquito) a poem by Ruma Akter
6. Bloggers profile (students). Profile of Irin Sultana (744), Afsana Rahman (743), Jannatul Ferdoush (752) kamrun Naher , Farjana Haque,Papia and Nilufa Akter
7. Interview: Ekjon sarthok bebosayee nari (A successful Business woman) by Taslima Akter
8. Ma (mother) – a poem By Hazera Akter Sherin Shela
9. Sangsar by Hazera Akter Shirin Shila

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

Nari Jibon blog meeting/workshop with Ms. Kira

Nari Jibon blog meeting/workshop with Ms. Kira went well. Ms. Kira came at 11:40 and stayed at Nari Jibon till 1:30pm.38 students and 13 staff attended the meeting. She wanted to know about us, about Nari Jibon activities, about our blog. What we are doing? Why we are doing blog. She also wanted to know whether bloggers have separate blogs etc. I gave her the answers of her queries (I told her about Nari Jibon activities, students/staffs are doing blog to share their thoughts, experience to the people of home and abroad and increase their writing skills. They are writing about current events, nature, domestic violence, women rights etc in Bangla and English. I told her that blogging is also the part of our course curriculum. I also informed her that we would like to open separate blog for our best bloggers first and then for others but we could not do it due to slow internet. We will do it when things will be ok.
She told us about her country (location), food, dress, politics, about her blog (She informed that she writes in her blog in Spanish language about politics, her experience, thoughts, traveling etc), job etc (We also wanted to know some of those). She told how people can be benefited by blogging. She told that through blogging people can broaden their thoughts, creativity. In this respect she also told about her friends who become a celebrity by professional blogging. She told us about opening Google ad sense (through it bloggers can earn money).
She explained how the people/community/country can be benefited by blogging. She also told us the advantage of using flickr. She asked us to use flickr that can develop our photo blogging. In this respect Ms. Kira told us that she will be out of Dhaka for the next five weeks. She will come again (probably in the first week of April)) at Nari Jibon and tell us detail about flickr. She will open Nari Jibon flickr account and trained us on it and in this respect she informed that she does not know much about Video blogging.
Ms. Kira also wanted to know whether we know about face book ( Taslima informed her that she and some other bloggers know about face book. Then she told about the face book and its advantage and how their country benefited by the face book.
Ms. Kira also asked us to contact with Bangladeshi bloggers (She told about Shahidul). In this respect we informed her that we are keeping contact with Mehdi Hassan, Biplob Kumar dey and Shamiha Esha. We also told her that we are keeping contacts with Rajib Ahmed (Professtional blogger) and Shawn of Uncultured project.
Actually Ms. Kira told me before coming to Nari Jibon that she would like to know first about Nari Jibon, about Nari Jibon blogging activities and then she will plan how she can help us to develop our blogging.
In her speech she thanked some of our bloggers for their good post like; Street beggar, Dowry system of Bangladesh etc. She told all the bloggers to keep up their good works. She told them to write more on Bangladeshi women, women rights etc.

She also told that she was very much pleased to come to Nari Jibon, talking with the bloggers. She would come here again and again whenever she gets time (She informed that she has plenty of times). Our students/staff/bloggers also were very happy to have her in Nari Jibon and her visit will encourage them to develop their blogging activities, write/think more and make them more skilled and increase their creativity.
We also thanked Ms. Kira for coming to Nari Jibon and for giving her valuable time to develop our blogging activities.