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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.

January, 26 2008 update

Nari Jibon Blog meeting was held on (26.01.08). 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 Nari Jibon Project staff and students have posted 194 articles (Bangla-62 and English-132). 19 articles were posted from 12.01.08 to 26.01.08 (English-9 and Bangla-10).

English posts:

1. Dowry system in Bagladesh by Nurun Naher Islam Munni

2. Bloggers profile (Students) profile of  Salma Akter, Nurun Naher Islam Munni

3. Bloggers profile (Students ) profile of  Nina Sultana Mim, Rumi Akter

4. Bloggers profile (Students ) profile of  Asma Akter, Linda Pandey

5. Bloggers profile (Students ) profile of  Sharmin Chowdhury Shikha, Jannatul Ferdaus Nargis

6. Give me an educated mother, I will give you a educated nation by Nurun Naher Islam Munni

7. I am in myself by Sherin Sultana

8. A journey from Dhaka to Baloakandi by Mahfuja Parul

9. Nari Jibon 2nd workshop/Training January 2008

 

Bangla posts:

1. Chotto moner khotha ( Emotion of a child) by Mayanur Akter

2. Shaivvata ( Civilization) by Helen Sarker

3. Coaching centre by Nurun Naher Nipa

4. Andhokarer Chele ( Boys in the dark) by Helen Sarker

5. Bloggers profile (students) profile of Sifat Binte quaiyum, Busrat Binte quaiyum

6. Chele belay Suna rup khotha (Fairy tales that I heard in my childhood) by Nilufa Akter

7. Monowara Begum, ekjon nirjatita narir khotha ( Monowra begum who faced domestic violence after her marriage) by Tasliam akter

8. Jarina Begum-Pitha bikreta ( Jarina Begum who makes and sells cakes) by Nina Sultana Mim

9. Bloggers profile (students) profile of Laily Jahan Meghla, Ayesha Parveen

10. Bonna o amar Jacket ( Flood and my Jacket) by Helen Sarker

 

We have 26 articles/writings in hand (Bangla-18 and English-8). Those will be posted soon.

 

English:

1. A journey to Singapore by Farjana Haque

2. My memorable day by Farjana Haque

3. Chorus song of some bloggers (video blogging)

4. Rose (Poem) by Ruma Akter

5. Bloggers profile (students). Profile of Farjana Akter, Nilufa Akter, Anu kona Barui, Sufia Khatun

6.  Comrade (poem) by Jesmin Ara Amzad

7.  Historical place Sonargaion by Taslima Akter

8.  A successful Business woman by Taslima Akter

 

Bangla:

1. Sarer sai ( signature of my teacher) by Poli Akter

2. Upohash ( ) poem by Sufia Khatun

3. Mosha ( mosquito) a poem by Ruma Akter

4. A computer student reciting her own writing poem on Nari Jibon blog (video blogging)

5. Rangghin chokh (Colored eye) by Sufia Khatun

6. Hoyrany  by Sufia Khatun

7. Bazar dor ( Market Price)- a poem by Sufia Khatun

8. Ma (mother) – a poem By Hazera Akter Shirin Shila

5. Gach (Tree) by Hazera akter Shirin Shila

10. Bhasani Novo theatre by Hasina Akter

11. Sangsar  by Hazera Akter Shirin Shila

12. Bloggers profile (students) Profile of 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. Ekti meyer nirob kanna by Taufiqa Farjana

16. Gramer Nari (Village women) by Sheikh Rumana

17. Interview: Ekjon sarthok bebosayee nari (A successful Business woman) by Taslima Akter

18. Shaisaber bhalobasha (love at the childhood) by by Laily Jahan Meghla

 

Training:

Taslima Akter trained some old and new bloggers on browsing, how to search blog, Rss and also discussed on Citizen media guide. The following studens/bloggers got training:

1. Nurun Naher Munni Id # 673 (Old blogger),

2. Laily Jahan Meghla ID # 737(Old blogger),

3. Sharmin Chowdhury Shikha ID# 736(Old blogger),

4. Busrat Binte Qaiyum  ID # 741 (New blogger)

5. Irin Sultana ID # 744 (New blogger)

6. Anu Kona Barui ID # 739 (New blogger)

7. Irin Akter Akhi ID # 760 (New blogger)

8. Linda Pande ID # 763 (New blogger)

 

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 Singapore by Farjana Haque

2. My memorable day by Farjana Haque

3. Rose (Poem) by Ruma Akter

4. Chorus song of some bloggers (video blogging)

5. A computer student reciting own writing poem on Nari Jibon blog ( video blogging)

6. Bloggers profile (students). Profile of Afia akter, Anu kona Barui, Sufia Khatun, Farjana Akter,  Papia and Nilufa Akter

7. Historical place ‘Sonargaion’ by Taslima Akter

8. A successful Business woman by Taslima Akter

 

Bangla posts:

1. Song (video post) sang by Moni and it will be posted by Tasliam Akter

2. Sarer sai ( signature of my teacher) by Poli Akter

3. Upohash ( ) poem by Sufia Khatun

4. Mosha ( mosquito) a poem by Ruma Akter

5. Bloggers profile (students). Profile of kamrun Naher , farjana Haque,Papia and Nilufa Akter

6. Ekti meyer Nirob kanna by Taufiqa Farjana

7. Interview: Ekjon sarthok bebosayee nari (A successful Business woman) by Taslima Akter

8. Ma (mother) – a poem By Hazera Akter Shirin Shila

9. Gach (Tree) by Hazera akter Shirin Shila

10. Bhasani Novo theatre by Hasina Akter

11. Sangsar  by Hazera Akter Shirin Shila

 

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

January,12, 2008, update

Nari Jibon Blog meeting was held on (12.01.08). 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.
Workshop/Training:
Nari Jibon blog dol (group) arranged a Workshop/training program on Friday 11.01.08 for the new/old bloggers. Mr. Shawn of Uncultured project conducted the workshop/training. Forty four students and fourteen staff attended the workshop. Trainer Mr. Shawn trained the students/staff (bloggers) how to take good picture, and video. He showed the rules of taking good picture and video. He told that there should be a sub title and short explanation of any video blogging. Mr. Shawn opened Nari Jibon you tube account and trained the staff on pod cast interview. He also shared his experience of visiting Cyclone Sidr affected area (showed picture and video).
Some of Nari Jibon English/Bangla bloggers sang a song ‘We shall over come some day” (both in English and Bangla). One computer student also recited her own writing poem on NJ blog.
Four students were selected and awarded as the best bloggers (Two from English and two from Bangla blog). They are Zannat Ara Amzad (The street beggar), Sherin Sultana (An anecdote of my friend, Mitu), Sufia Khatun (Protivar Bilupti- Abolished talent) and Nafisa Mobassara (Mayer dadur biye—Marriage of mother’s grand father). Three of them were given prize for their good post (one student/best blogger was absent).
Among staff Taslima Akter, Mohtarimun Naher Bipa and Golam Rabbany Sujan were acknowledged for their good effort in the blog activities (posting, Editing, Translation) and also for their good post. Taslima Akter was acknowledged for her video blogging and Video training, Golam Rabbany Sujan for nice post on Cyclone Sird and other good posts and Mohtarimun Naher Bipa for translating, editing and also for her good post ‘In south Asia, Bangladesh is one of the few countries that remain to be explored’.All others bloggers (students/staff) were also acknowledged for their good effort on Nari Jibon blog activities.
Since the beginning Nari Jibon Project staff and students have posted 167articles (both Bangla and English). 9 articles were posted from 30.12.07 to 12.01.08 (English-6 and Bangla-2).
English posts:
1. ‘Jarina Begum who makes and sells cake’ by Nina Sultana Mim
2. ‘One day with my brother and cousin’ by Rumi Akter
3.‘Celebrated friendship day’ by Kamrun Naher
4. ‘The problem is ‘ I am a woman’ by Golam Rabbany Sujan
5. Bloggers profile (Students) – profile of Kamrun Naher and Farjana Huque
6. ‘A memorable day of my life’ by Salma Akter
7. ‘An Interesting Story of my Exam’ by Shanta Islam
Bangla posts:
1. Etai Ki samasha’ Ami nari’ ( The problem is ‘I am a woman’) by Golam Rabbany Sujan
2. Prothom porikkha ( An interesting story of my exam) by Shanta Islam
We have 29 articles/writings in hand (Bangla-20 and English-9). Those will be posted soon.
English:
1. Nari Jibon 2nd workshop/Training January, 2008
2. Dowry in Bagladesh by Nurun Naher Islam Munni
3. Educated girls by Nurun Naher Islam Munni
4. Chorus song of some bloggers (video blogging)
5. A Journey to Balua Kandi by Mahfuja Parul
6. Bloggers profile (students). Profile of Afiya Akter, Salma Akter, Mony,Jannatul Ferdose Priya.
7. Comrade (poem) by Jesmin Ara Amzad
8. Historical place Sonargaion by Taslima Akter
9. A successful Business woman by Taslima Akter
Bangla:
1. A computer student reciting her own writing poem on Nari Jibon blog (video blogging)
2. Rangghin chokh (Colored eye) by Sufia Khatun
3. Hoyrany by Sufia Khatun
4. Bazar dor ( Market Price)- a poem by Sufia Khatun
5. Ma (mother) – a poem By Hazera Akter Shirin Shila
6. Gach (Tree) by Hazera akter Shirin Shila
7. Bhasani Novo theatre by Hasina Akter
8. Sangsar by Hazera Akter Shirin Shila
9. Bloggers profile (students) Profile of Kamrun Naher, Farjana Huque, Sifat Binte qaiyum, Busrat Binte qaiyum, Laily Jhan Meghla, Ayesha Parveen, Papia and Nilufa Akter
10. Andhokarer chele (Boys in the dark) By Helen Sarkar
11. Shabbota ( Civilization) by Helen Sarkar
12. Saraok Konna ( road Girl) by Shurma Akter
13. Chele meyer adhikar (rights of male and female) by Shurma Akter
14. Ekti meyer nirob kanna by Taufiqa Farjana
15. Chele belay sona Rup khotha (Fairy tales that I heard in my childhood) by Nilufa Akter
16. Coaching centre by Nurun Naher Nipa (English-1 student)
17. Bonna o Amar jacket ( Flood and my Jacket) by Helen Sarkar
18. Gramer Nari (Village women) by Sheikh Rumana
19. Interview: Ekjon sarthok bebosayee nari (A successful Business woman) by Taslima Akter
20. Shaisaber bhalobasha (love at the childhood) by Laily Jahan Meghla
Training:
Next training will be on video and photo blogging. Trainer Taslima Akter will train the bloggers how to take good picture and video.
Proposed post for next weeks:
English posts:
1. Nari Jibon 2nd workshop/Training January, 2008
2. Chorus song of some bloggers (video blogging)
3. A computer student reciting own writing poem on Nari Jibon blog ( video blogging)
4. Educated girl by Nurun Naher Islam Munni
5. A journey to Balua Kandi by Mahfuja Parul
6. Bloggers profile (students). Profile of Afiya Akter, Salma Akter, Mony, Jannatul Ferdose Priya
7. Dowry in Bagladesh by Nurun Naher Islam Munni
8. Historical place ‘Sonargaion’ by Taslima Akter
9. A successful Business woman by Taslima Akter
Bangla posts:
1. Bloggers profie(students). Profile of Sifat Binte Qaiyum, Busrat Binte qaiyum, Laily Jhan Meghla, Ayesha Parveen, Papia and Nilufa Akter
2. Ekti meyer Nirob kanna by Taufiqa Farjana
3. Interview: Ekjon sarthok bebosayee nari (A successful Business woman) by Taslima Akter
4. Monowara Begum, Ekjon nirjatita mohilar kotha (Monowara Begum who faced domestic violence after marriage) by Taslima Akter
5. Andhokarer chele (Boys in the dark) By Helen Sarkar
6. Shabbota (Civilization) by Helen sarkar
7. Bonna o Amar jacket (Flood and my Jacket) by Helen Sarkar
Nari Jibon blog dol will be very glad to have your suggestion, comments

Blogging Workshop

From Rafiq via Kathy:

Yes, our workshop went well. You will see a post on it soon. Mr. Shawn is
really a nice man. He showed the bloggers how to take good picture video,
Rules of taking good picture, video etc. He told us that there should be sub
title of video, its naqrration/explanation in short. he opened a Nari Jibon
you tube account. He down loaded a software for podcast interview. He showed
taslima how to do podcast etc. He enjoyed his time at Nari Jibon. Mr. Shawn
came at about 11:00am and stayed with us till 5:00pm. He also shared his
experince of visiting Cyclone Sidr affected area and showed picture, Video
etc. Mr. Shawn told me that he would come again in Nari Jibon.
44 students came today to attend the workshop. They all enjoyed and learn
much thing about blogging. Some of them sang a song ( We shall over come
some day- Bangla and English). Many picture and video were taken. we hope
to send some of them tomorrow.

We did not get four best bloggers. Zannat ara Amzad was busy with with her
Voter Id data entry and Nafisa Mubassara could not come as her grand mother
(Nani) became seriously ill suddenly. She had to go to see her Nani.
Blggers were very much happy to see that some of them are getting
acknowlegement and prize for their good effort. I think this will inspire
them much to give their best effort in our blog activities. They also are
happy and inspired to hear that best bloggers are going to get free cyber
time for one month.
I also acknowleged Taslima, Bipa and Sujon for their good effort in Nari
Jibon blog activities and for their excellent post, editing, Translation
etc.

December,29, 2007, update

Nari Jibon Blog meeting was held on (29.12.07). 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. It was decided in the meeting that the Second blog workshop will be held on Friday 11 January 2008.

 

Since the beginning Nari Jibon Project staff and students have posted 158 articles (both Bangla and English). 22 articles were posted from 09.12.07 to 29.12.07 (English-13 and Bangla-9).

 

English posts:

 

1. A memory Tale by Zannat Ara Amzad

2. The mentality has changed on women’s out side working by Salma Siddiqa Mumu

3. For the first time I went to Cox’s Bazaar by Farjana Akter

4. We are thankful to Kathryn B. Ward “The mother of Nari Jibon Project” by Mayanur Akter

5. ‘I miss you a lot’ a Poem by  by Sherin Sultana

6. Bloggers profile (Students) – profile of Sifat Binte Qaiyum, Busrat Binte Qaiyum

7. Bloggers profile (students) – Profile of Laily Jahan Meghla, Ayesha Parveen

8. Happy Birthday to Kathryn B. ward by Taslima Akter

9. Happy Birthday to Katie Zaman Taslima Akter

10. If I were a prime minister of Bangladesh by Ruma Akter

11. Bloggers Profile (Students) – Profile of Afrin Afroz Anny, Surma Akter

12. Bloggers Profile (Students) – Profile of Hasina Akter, Afroza Akter

13. How long the women will suffer? By Sherin Sultana

 

 

Bangla posts:

 

 

1. Mayer Dadur Biye (Marriage of mother’s grand father) by Nafisa Mubassara

2. Shadhinata ( Liberty) a poem by Safia Khatun

3. Protivar Bilupti (Abolished talent) by Safia Khatun

4. Nari Jiboner Janani Kathryn B. ward Ke dhainnabad (we are thankful to Kathryn B. ward, (Mother of Nari Jibon) by Mayanur Akter

5. Kono ek din (once a day) a poem by Zannat Ara Amzad

6. Bondhu (Friend) by Zannat Ara Amzad

7. Bloggers Profile (Students) – profile of Afrin Afroz Anny, Surma Akter

8. Bloggers profile (Students) – Profile of Hasian Akter, Afroza Akter

9. Ekjon Nirjatita Narir golpo (Story of a tortured girl) by Mayanur Akter

 

 

We have 27articles/writings in hand (Bangla-20 and English-7). Those will be posted after editing.

 

 English:

 

1. An interesting story of my exam by Shanta Islam

2. The problem is ” I am a woman” by Golam Rabbany Sujan

3. Bloggers profile (students). Profile of Kamrun Naher, Farjana Huque , Papia, ,  , and Nilufa Akter

4. A memorable day of my life by Salma Akter

5. Comrade (poem) by Jesmin Ara Amzad

6. Historical place Sonargaion by Taslima Akter

7. A successful Business woman by Taslima Akter

 

Bangla:

 

1. Rangghin chokh (Colored eye) by Sufia Khatun

2. Hoyrany by Sufia Khatun

3. Bazar dor ( Market Price)- a poem by Sufia Khatun

4. Amar porikhar ek mojar  ghatona (An interesting story of my exam) by Shanta Islam

5. Ma (mother) – a poem By Hazera akter Shirin Shila

6. Gach (Tree) by Hazera akter Shirin Shila

7. Bhasani Novo theatre by Hasina Akter

8. Sangsar   by Hazera akter Shirin Shila

9. Bloggers profile (students) Profile of Kamrun Naher, farjana Huque, Sifat Binte qaiyum, Busrat Binte qaiyum, Laily Jhan Meghla, ayesha Parveen, Papia and Nilufa Akter

10. Andhokarer chele (Boys in the dark) By Helen Sarkar

11. Shabbota ( Civilization) by Helen Sarkar

12. Saraok Konna ( road Girl) by Shurma Akter

13. Chele meyer adhikar (rights of male and female) by Shurma Akter

14. Ekti meyer nirob kanna by Taufiqa Farjana

15. Chele belay sona Rup khotha (Fairy tales that I heard in my childhood) by Nilufa Akter

16. Coaching centre by Nurun Naher Nipa (English-1 student)

17. Bonna o Amar jacket ( Flood and my Jacket) by Helen Sarkar

18. Gramer Nari (Village women) by Sheikh Rumana

19. Interview: Ekjon sarthok bebosayee nari (A successful Business woman) by Taslima Akter

20. Shaisaber bhalobasha (love at the childhood) by by Laily Jahan Meghla

 

Training:

 

Nari Jibon blog dol (group) arranged a training program for the new/old bloggers. Taslima Akter conducted the training. The following students got training on blogging from our trainer Taslima Akter.

 

New blogger:

 

1. Housnul Awerad- ID # 769

2. Jannatul ferdous Nargis-ID # 770

3. Rahima Akter Hira ID # 639

4. Sadikun Naher ID # 780

 

Old bloggers:

 

1. Jannatul Ferdous Hira ID # 759

2. Irin akter Akhi ID # 760

3. Linda Pande ID # 763

4. Anu Kona Barui ID # 739

5. Rumi Akter ID # 669

6. Hasina Akter ID # 509

7. Tahmina Akter Rani ID # 662

8. Ruma Akter ID # 661

9. Nurun Naher Munni ID # 673

10. Mariatun Nessa ID # 576

11. Laily Jahan Meghla ID #737

12. Sharmin Chowdhury Shikha ID# 736

 

Ms. Taslima trained the new and old bloggers about browsing, what are blog, how to write a post, what to write and also Bangla typing etc.

 

 

Workshop on Video and Photo blogging:

 

Nari Jibon blog group are going to arrange a workshop on Video and photo blogging on Friday 11.01.08.

 

 

Proposed post for next weeks:

 

English posts:

1. An interesting story of my exam by Shanta Islam

2. The problem is ” I am a woman” by Golam Rabbany Sujan

3. A memorable day of my life by Salma akter

4. Bloggers profile (students). Profile of Kamrun Naher, Farjana Huque, Papia, and Nilufa Akter

5. Comrade (poem) by Jesmin Ara Amzad

6. Historical place ‘Sonargaion’ by Taslima Akter

 

Bangla posts:

1.Bloggers profie(students). Profile of Kamrun Naher, farjana Huque, Sifat Binte qaiyum, Busrat Binte qaiyum, Laily Jhan Meghla, ayesha Parveen, Papia and Nilufa Akter

2. Ekti meyer Nirob kanna by Taufiqa Farjana

3. Interview: Ekjon sarthok bebosayee nari (A successful Business woman) by Taslima Akter

4. Monowara Begum, Ekjon nirjatita mohilar kotha (Monowara Begum who faced domestic violence after marriage) by Taslima Akter

5. Amar na bola Khatha (My untold story) by Helen Sarker

6. Andhokarer chele (Boys in the dark) By Helen Sarkar

7. Shabbota (Civilization) by Helen sarkar

8. Bonna o Amar jacket (Flood and my Jacket) by Helen Sarkar

9. Amar na bola Khatha (My untold story) by Helen Sarker

 

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

Nari Jibon Blog Activities up to November 24, 2007

Nari Jibon Blog activities up to 24.11.07

Nari Jibon Blog dol (group) arranged a meeting on (24.11.07)
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 122 articles (both Bangla and English). 17 articles were posted from 11.11.07 to 24.11.07 (English-12and Bangla-5).
 
English posts:
 
     1. Nari Jibon blog training on video and digital camera
     2. How can we help the cyclone Sidr affected people by Golam Rabbany Sujan
     3. After the cyclone Sidr (part-3) by Golam Rabbany Sujan
     4. After the cyclone Sidr (part-2) by Golam Rabbany Sujan
     5. My experience of cyclone Sidr by Kazi Rafiqul Islam
     6. After the cyclone Sidr (part-1) by Golam Rabbany Sujan
     7. Post cyclone Sidr donation Bangladesh and Baby cyclone by Kathryn B Ward
    8.  Resilient staff and students of Nari Jibon came to office-classes by Kathryn B Ward
9. Cyclone Sidr and updates 17—18 November on relief efforts- What can we do? By Kathryn B Ward
10. The day after Cyclone Sird by Kathryn B Ward
11. Cyclone Sidr made landfall-beshi thanda, bisti batash Dhaka by Kathryn B Ward
12. I am from a middle class family by Sherin Sultana

Bangla posts:

Sidr Bangladesh-2007 ebong amar abhiggata ( Sidr Bangladesh and my experiences) by Zannat ara amzad
Bhayaboho Sidr (the terrible cyclone Sidr) by Sufia Khatun
Rahela o Nadiner jainna nay bichar (Justice for Rahela and Nadine by Kathryn B. Ward) Translated in Bengali by Taslima
Paribarik nirjaton forum: New York Shahar USA (Domestic violence forum: New York City USA by Kathryn B. ward) Translated in Bengali by Taslima
Rahelar jainna Nay bichar: Natun bhabe abedon (Justice for Rahela: New petition by Kathryn B. Ward). Translated in Bengali by Taslima

We have 32 articles/writings in hand (Bangla-23 and English-9). Those will be posted after editing.
 
 English:
Cyclone Sidr and My experience by Taslima akter

Bloggers profile (students). Profile of Hasina Akter, Shurma Akter, Papia, Any, Afroza Akter, and Nilufa Akter
Street hawker by Tahmina
Village life
The story about the life of Mitu by Shirin Sultana
6. Flower (how flower is used) by Salma Siddiqa Mumu Eng/com)
7. A moon lit night by Shirin Sultana 
Comrade (poem) by Jesmin Ara Amzad
9. Video blogging: Monowara Begum who faced domestic violence after marriage by Taslima Akter
 
 
 
Bangla:
Ghurnijhar Sidr ebong antornihito bhayanot abhiggata (Cyclone Sidr and experience of a terrible night) by Laily Jahan Meghla
Shei meye ( That girl) by Zannat Ara Amzad
Cyclone Sidr by Irin Sultana
Sidr by Surma Akter
Andhokarer chele (Boys in the dark) By Helen Sarkar
Shabbota ( Civilization) by Helen sarkar
Saraok Konna ( road Girl) by Shurma Akter
Chele meyer adhikar (rights of male and female) by Shurma Akter
Ekti meyer nirob kanna by Taufiqa Farjana
Protivar bilupti ( Abolished talent) by Sufia Khatun
Amra Nari ( We are woman) by Sharmin Chowdhury Shikha
Amar na bola Khatha (My untold story) by Helen Sarker
Chele belay sona Rup khotha (Fairy tales that I heard in my childhood) by Nilufa Akter
Nari Jiboner kichy safolata, Asma Akter (A bit success of Nari Jibon ( Asma Akter) by Golam Rabbany
Kono ek din ( once a day) by Jannat Ara Amzad
Coaching centre by Nurun Naher Nipa (English-1 student)
Bondhu (Friend). A poem by Jesmin Ara Amzad
Bonna o Amar jacket ( Flood and my Jacket) by Helen Sarkar

19. Gramer Nari (Village women) by Sheikh Rumana
20. Mayer Dadur Biye (Marriage of mother’s grand father by Bafisa Mubassira
21. Interview: Ekjon sarthok bebosayee nari (A successful Business woman) by Taslima Akter
22. Video blogging: Monowara Begum, Ekjon nirjatita mohilar kotha (Monowara Begum who faced domestic violence after marriage) by Taslima Akter
     23. Shaisaber bhalobasha (love at the childhood) by by Laily Jahan Meghla
Training:
Nari Jibon blog dol (group) arranged a training program for the new/old bloggers and (work study students) on 23.11.07. Taslima Akter conducted the training program. Ms. Taslima briefed the new, old bloggers (staff/students/ work-study students) about video blogging. She trained the students how to take picture, how to operate digital camera, taking picture and video in different zoom, how to down load picture from memory card and camera and also capture the video from tape. She also trained the new bloggers what is blog, how to write a post, what to write etc. Following students/staffs were present in the blog training:
 

Shirin sultana (work study student, also student of ICT, eng/com0
Mahfuza Akter Parul Work study student)
Zannat Ara Amzad (old blogger)
Jesmin Ara Amzad(old blogger)
Kamrun Naher Puspo(old blogger)
Salma Akter (New blogger)
shahida Islaqm Mony (New blogger)
Khadiza Khatun New blogger)
9. Golam Rabbany Sujan (staff/old blogger)
10. Shamima Akter (Staff/old Blogger)
11. Afroza Akter Kazol (Staff/old blogger)

Next Training:
Next training will be on video Camera/ digital camera for some staffs and also for some students (work-study students).
Ttrainer: Taslima Akter. She will train the staff/ students on video blgging
(She will train the staff/students about the use of video and digital camera, posting etc.).

Proposed post for next weeks:
 
English posts:
Cyclone Sidr and My experience By Taslima akter
Bloggers profile (students). Profile of Hasina Akter, Shurma Akter, Papia, Any, Afroza Akter, and Nilufa Akter
  3. Street hawker by Tahmina
  4.  Flower (how flower is used) by Salma Siddiqa Mumu Eng/com)
The story about the life of Mitu by Shirin Sultana
A moon lit night by Shirin Sultana 
Comrade (poem) by Jesmin Ara Amzad
8. Video blogging: Monowara Begum who faced domestic violence after marriage by Taslima Akter

Bangla posts:
     1.  Bloggers profie(students). Profile of Hasian Akter, Shurma Akter, Papia, Any, Afroza Akter, and Nilufa Akter
2. Shei meye- (That girl-part-3) by Zannat Ara Amzad
3. Ghurnijhar Sidr ebong antornihito bhayanot abhiggata (Cyclone Sidr and experience of a terrible night) by Laily Jahan Meghla
Cyclone Sidr by Irin Sultana

    5.  Ekti meyer Nirob kanna by taufiqa Farjana
6. Interview: Ekjon sarthok bebosayee nari (A successful Business woman) by Taslima Akter
7. Monowara Begum, Ekjon nirjatita mohilar kotha (Monowara Begum who faced domestic violence after marriage) by Taslima Akter
8. Kono ek din (Once a day) by Jannat Ara Amzad
9.  Bondhu (Friend). A poem by Jesmin Ara Amzad
10. Amar na bola Khatha (My untold story) by Helen Sarker
11. Amra Nari (We are woman) by Sharmin Chowdhury Shikha
12. Andhokarer chele (Boys in the dark) By Helen Sarkar
13. Shabbota (Civilization) by Helen sarkar
14. Bonna o Amar jacket (Flood and my Jacket) by Helen Sarkar

15. Amar na bola Khatha (My untold story) by Helen Sarker

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

November,10, 2007, update

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 105 articles (both Bangla and English). 14 articles were posted from 28.10.07 to 10.11.07 (English-8 and Bangla-6).

English posts:

1. Life of Slum people by Nina Sultana Mim
2. Domestic violence forum: New York City USA by Prof. Kathryn B. Ward
3. Justice for Rahela- New petition by Prof. Kathryn B. Ward
4. Bloggers profiles- (students). Profile of Zannat ara Amzad Liva, Selina Sherin,
5. Bloggers profile (students). Profile of Mahfuza Parul Tania, Rosy Alam Rinky,
6. Sill waiting on justice for Nadine and Rahela by Kathryn B. Ward
7. A Street Begger by Zannat Ara amzad
8. Justice for Rahela and Nadine By Kathryn B. Ward

Bangla posts:

1. Bloggers profile (Students). Profile of Zannat ara amzad, Selina Shirin
2. Bloggers profile (Students). Profile of Mahfuza Parul Tania, Rosy Alam Rinky,
3. Mirtur pothe (On the way of Death) by Laily Jahan Meghla
4. Sriti khatha (From Memory) by Zannat ara Amzad
5. Ekjon rastar vhikkhuk (Street begger) by Zannat Ara Amzad
6. Bloggers profile( Students).Profile of Salama Akter Kazol ( Tailoring student)

We have 32 articles/writings in hand (Bangla-15 and English-17). Those will be posted after editing.

English:
1. Bloggers profile (students). Profile of Hasian Akter, Shurma Akter, Papia, Any, Afroza Akter, and Nilufa Akter
2. Street hawker by Tahmina
3. Flower By Mumu
4. My country by Rosy Alam
5.”Food problem of Bangladesh ” by Tahmina-552 ( Eng/Com student)
6. Computer by Rosy Alam
7. “Culture of Bangladesh ” by Shamima akter (Eng/Computer student)
8. Smoking is dangerous by Rosy Alam”
9. Dhaka city”
10. Traffic Jam by Rosy Alam
11. Marriage pattern in Bangladesh by Rosy Alam
12. Flood in Bangladesh by Rosy Alam
13. Village life
14. Flower (how flower is used) by Salma Siddiqa Eng/com)
15. Ahsan Manjil (Description of a historical place of Dhaka) by Selina shirin English-2
16. Interview: A successful Business woman by Taslima Akter
17. Video blogging: Monowara Begum who faced domestic violence after marriage by Taslima Akter

Bangla:
1. Amar na bola Khatha (My untold story) by Helen Sarker
2. Chele belay sona Rup khotha (Fairy tales that I heard in my childhood) by Nilufa Akter
3. Nari Jiboner kichy safolata, Asma Akter (A bit success of Nari Jibon ( Asma Akter) by Golam Rabbany
4. Coaching centre by Nurun Naher Nipa (English-1 student)
5. Ahsan Manjil (Description of a historical place of Dhaka) by Hasian Akter
6. Mother Teresa by Ayesha (English/com)
7. Ekjon bhalo shikkhok (a good teacher) by Nurun Naher Nipa (English-1)
8. The botanical garden and Zoo in Comilla by Hasian Akter (English-1)
9. Flood of Bangladesh by Salma Akter (Tailoring/ English
10. Gramer Nari (Village women) by Sheikh Rumana
11. Mayer Dadur Biye (Marriage of mother’s grand father by Bafisa Mubassira
12. Interview: Ekjon sarthok bebosayee nari (A successful Business woman) by Taslima Akter
13. Video blogging: Monowara Begum, Ekjon nirjatita mohilar kotha (Monowara Begum who faced domestic violence after marriage) by Taslima Akter
14. Mirtur pothe (on the way of death) by Laily Jahan Meghla
15. Shaisaber bhalobasha (love at the childhood) by by Laily Jahan Meghla

We arranged training program for the new and old bloggers and (work study students). Taslima Akter conducted the training program. Ms. Taslima trained the bloggers (students/ workstudy students) about use of Digital camera, what is blog, how to write a post, what to write etc. Following students were given training on blogging.
1. Afia- work study student, also student of Ict, Com/eng and hardware)
2. Shirin sultana (work study student, also student of ICT, eng/com0
3. Mahfuza Akter Parul Work study student)
4. Bilkis Akter
5. Hasina Akter
6. Anu Kona Barui
7. Rumi Ajter
8. Tahmina Ajter
9. Salma
10. Ruma Akter
11. Laily Jahan
12. Shikha

Next Training: Next training will be on video Camera/ digital camera for some staffs and also for some students (work-study students).
Ttrainer: Taslima Akter. She will train the staff/ students on video camera/digital camera
(How to use video and digital camera, posting etc.).

Proposed post for next week:

English posts:
1. Bloggers profile (students). Profile of Hasian Akter, Shurma Akter, Papia, Any, Afroza Akter, and Nilufa Akter
2. Street hawker by Tahmina
3. Chele belay sona Rup khotha (Fairy tales that I heard in my childhood) by Nilufa Akter
4. Ahsan monzil (Description of a historical place of Dhaka) by Selina shirin
5. Interview: A successful Business woman by Taslima Akter
6. Video blogging: Monowara Begum who faced domestic violence after marriage by Taslima Akter

Bangla posts:
1. Bloggers profie(students). Profile of Hasian Akter, Shurma Akter, Papia, Any, Afroza Akter, and Nilufa Akter
2. Rahelar Jainna nay bichar- Natun Abedon (Justice for Rahela- New petition by Prof. Kathryn B. Ward) Translated By Taslima
3. Interview: Ekjon sarthok bebosayee nari (A successful Business woman) by Taslima Akter
4. Monowara Begum, Ekjon nirjatita mohilar kotha (Monowara Begum who faced domestic violence after marriage) by Taslima Akter
5. Shaisaber bhalobasha (love at the childhood) a poem by Laily Jahan Meghla
6. Paribarik Nirjaton forum- New York Shahor (Domestic violence forum: Newyork City USA by Prof. Kathryn B. Ward) translated in Bengali by Taslima Akter

We are checking the market price of computer memory and graphics upgrading things. We will buy those soon.

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

Nari Jibon Blog activities (27.10.07)

Nari Jibon Blog dol (group) arranged a meeting on (27.10.07)
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 97 articles (both Bangla and English). 14 articles were posted from 07.09.07 to 27.10.07 (English-10 and Bangla-4). (Nari Jibon Blog activity was remained closed from 12 Oct to 16 Oct. 2007 on account of Eid-ul-fitre).

English posts:
1. The ‘Porabari Chom Chom’ a famous and legendary sweet written and picture taken by Golam Rabbany Sujan
2. Fisherman by Taufiqa Farjana

3. Ending domestic Violence: Local- Global by Kathryn B. Ward
4. Afsana Parveen: A successful student of Nj by Golam Rabbany Suajan
5. The prosperity of life by Tahmina eng/com stu
6. EId celebration with my friends by Mohtarimun Naher Bipa
7. The Royal Begal tiger by Shahana Akter Munia
8. A rainy day of my life by Helen Sarker
9. Mafia: A successful student of NJ by Sujan
10 Eid Mubarak by Taslima Akter

Bangla posts:
1 Shei meye part-2 (That girl) by Jannat ara Amzad Author has written a story of a family from her imagination.

2. Khude mas Bikreta (A child fish Seller) by Shamima Akter staff
3. Shei meye (That girl) –part-1by Jannat ara Amzad Author has written a story of a family from her imagination.

4. Eid Mubarak by Taslima Akter

We have 30 articles in hand (Bangla-14 and English-16). Those will be posted after editing.

English:
My country by Rosy Alam
Street begger by Jannat ara amzad
“Food problem of Bangladesh ” by Tahmina-552 ( Eng/Com student)
Computer by Rosy Alam
“Culture of Bangladesh ” by Shamima akter (Eng/Computer student)
Smoking is dangerous by Rosy Alam”
Dhaka city”
Traffic Jam by Rosy Alam
Marriage pattern in Bangladesh by Rosy Alam
Flood in Bangladesh by Rosy Alam
Village life

Flower (how flower is used) by Salma Siddiqa Eng/com)
Students profile (tailoring section)
Ahsan Manjil (Description of a historical place of Dhaka) by Selina shirin English-2
Interview: A successful Business woman by Taslima Akter
Video blogging: Monowara Begum who faced domestic violence after marriage by Taslima Akter

Bangla:
Nari Jiboner kichy safolata, Asma Akter (A bit success of Nari Jibon ( Asma Akter) by Golam Rabbany
2. Coaching centre by Nurun Naher Nipa (English-1 student)

3. Ahsan Manjil (Description of a historical place of Dhaka) by Hasian Akter English-1
4. Mother Teresa by Ayesha (English/com)
5. Ekjon bhalo shikkhok (a good teacher) by Nurun Naher Nipa (English-1)
6. The botanical garden and Zoo in Comilla by Hasian Akter (English-1)
7 Profile of Salma Akter (students Tailoring section)
8. Flood of Bangladesh by Salma Akter ( Tailoring/ English
9. Gramer Nari (Village women) by Sheikh Rumana
10. Mayer Dadur Biye ( Marriage of mother’s grand father by Bafisa Mubassira
11. Interview: Ekjon sarthok bebosayee nari (A successful Business woman) by Taslima Akter
12. Video blogging: Monowara Begum, Ekjon nirjatita mohilar kotha (Monowara Begum who faced domestic violence after marriage) by Taslima Akter
13. Mirtur pothe ( on the way of death) by Laily Jahan Meghla
14. Shaisaber bhalobasha ( love at the childhood) by by Laily Jahan Meghla

We arranged training program for bloggers (work study students/ New students). Taslima Akter conducted the training program. Ms. Taslima trained the bloggers (students) about use of Digital camera, what is blog, how to write a post, what to write etc. Following students were present in the training program
Afia- work study student ( student of Ict, Com/eng and hardware)
Shirin sultana work study student ( student of ICT, eng/com0
Laily Jahan Meghla – New blogger (eng/com)
Shirin Chowdhury- (Eng/com)

Next Training: Next training will be on video Camera/ digital camera for some staffs and also for some students (work-study students).
Ttrainer: Taslima Akter. She will train the staff/ students on video camera/digital camera
(How to use video and digital camera, posting etc.).

Proposed post for next week:

English posts:
Ahsan monzil (Description of a historical place of Dhaka) by Selina shirin English-2
A street begger by Jannat Ara Amjad
Interview: A successful Business woman by Taslima Akter
Video blogging: Monowara Begum who faced domestic violence after marriage by Taslima Akter

Bangla posts:

1 Interview: Ekjon sarthok bebosayee nari (A successful Business woman) by Taslima Akter
2 Monowara Begum, Ekjon nirjatita mohilar kotha (Monowara Begum who faced domestic violence after marriage) by Taslima Akter
3 Mirtur pothe ( On the way to death) a poem by Laily Jahan megla
4. Shaisaber bhalobasha (love at the childhood) a poem by Laily Jahan Meghla

To enrich our blogging activities we have bought the following things/ equipments
Micro UPS (uninterruptible power supply) 1 Pcs
Sony Digital camera ( Sony S 650) 3 pcs
Sony 285 E Handy cam (video camera) 2 pcs
Handy bag for Video Camera 2 pcs
Sony Cassette for Video Camera 4 pcs
Sony 2GB memory cards for digital camera 3 pcs
Battery for Video camera 1 pcs
Charger 1 pcs

We will buy computer memory and graphics upgrading things soon

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

October,06, 2007, update

Nari Jibon Blog dol (group) arranged a meeting/training program on (06.10.07)
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 83 articles (both Bangla and English). 10 articles were posted from 23.09.07 to 06.10.07 (English-6 and Bangla-4).

English posts:

1. “The rainy day” by Mahfuja Parul ( student)
2. “Dreamy days of my life” by Shirin Sultana (student)
3. “Ruby Rahman a successful business woman” by Golam Rabbany Sujan
4. “Bangladesh is full-filled with many natural beauties” by Nurunnahar Islam Munni (student)
5. “Students of Nari Jibon have started business” by Golam Rabbany Sujan
6. “Rahela Akter Lima’s third death anniversary; has this brave young woman received justice?” By Kathryn B. Ward

Bangla posts:

1. “Gayer Badhu (A village wife)” by Bithi Rahaman (Student tailoring section). A beauty of a village wife is illustrated in this poem.
2. “Amar gram (My village)” by Hasina Akter (student English section). In this post author has given a description of her village
3. “Khukir Pakhi ( Khuki’s bird)” by Bithi Rahman ( student Tailoring section). Khuki loves her pet bird and birds love flying independently.
4. “Swapne Sonargaon ( Sonargaon in dream)” by Taufiqa farjana (Eng/computer student). Author has given a description of a historical place of Bangladesh .

We have 19 articles in hand (students/staffs). Those will be posted after editing.

English:

1. “The Royal Bengal Tiger” by Munia-532 ( Eng/Com student)
2. “Food problem of Bangladesh ” by Tahmina-552 ( Eng/Com student)
3. “Culture of Bangladesh ” by Shamima akter (Eng/Computer student)
4. ” Dhaka city”
5. ” Village life”
6. “Fisherman” By Taufiqa Farjana (eng/com. Student)
7. “Flower (how flower is used) by Salma Siddiqa Eng/com)
8. “Students profile” (tailoring section)

Bangla:

1. “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. “Coaching centre” by Nurun Naher Nipa (English-1 student)
4. “Ahsan Manjil (Description of a historical place of Dhaka )” by Hasian Akter English-1
5. “Mother Teresa” by Ayesha (English/com)
6. “Ekjon bhalo shikkhok (a good teacher)” by Nurun Naher Nipa (English-1)
7. “The botanical garden and Zoo in Comilla” by Hasian Akter (English-1)
8. “Profile of Salma Akter (students Tailoring section)”
9. “Flood of Bangladesh” by Salma Akter ( Tailoring/ English
10. “Gramer Nari (Village women)” by Sheikh Rumana
11. “Shei Meyeti (that girl)” by Jannat Ara Amjad (eng/com. student) Author has written a story of a family from her imagination.

We arranged training program for bloggers (students). 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. Following English /Computer students were present in the training program
1. Papia Hossain Shampa ID # 724
2. Nurun Naher Ruma ID # 685
3. Nurun Naher Islam Munni ID # 673
4. Kamrun Naher Pushpa ID # 715
5. Jesmin Ara Amjad ID # 713
6. Jannat Ara Amjad ID # 712
Sheikh Rumana also got training from Taslima Akhter on blogging.

Next Training: Next training will be on video blogging for some staffs.
Trainer: Taslima Akter. She will train the staff about video blogging, posting and etc.

Proposed post for next week:

Three English posts:

1. “Royal Beggal Tiger” By by Munia-532 ( Eng/Com student)
2. “A rainy day of my life” by Helen Sarkar (Eng/com student)
3. “Mafia, a successful student of Nari Jibon organization” by G. Rabbany

Three Bangla posts:

1. “Interview: khude mas bikreta ( A child fish seller)” by Shamima (Staff)
2. “Gramer Nari ( Village women)” By Sheikh Rumana
3. “Profile of Salma Akter ( student Tailoring section)”

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

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.