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“Quality is one of the five values that systematically underlie Friendship's actions,” said Runa Khan on January 8th at Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art (Mudam Luxembourg) explaining that offering quality services and infrastructure is a way to bring dignity to people and to regard them with the utmost respect. The Cyclone Shelter is thus a realization of the principles that Friendship deploys in all its development solutions. Entrepreneurs and architects from Luxembourg visited the Friendship Cyclone Shelter recently. ... See moreSee less
2 days ago
On January 8, 2019 at the Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art (Mudam Luxembourg) in Luxembourg, François Bausch, Minister of Mobility and Public Works; Joseph Baustert, Honorary Vice-President of the Group of Entrepreneurs, Marie Lucas, Associate Architect at M3 Architects and Jacques Brauch, Director General of Soludec, spoke about their support for Friendship. The latter two spoke with enthusiasm about their successful trip to Bangladesh in November 2018 visiting various Friendship projects in the remote char areas of Bangladesh. ... See moreSee less
1 week ago
“The reality is adaptation, and adaptation solutions. Each organization in Bangladesh is so strong in this realization, and we need to be a voice for this in the world” said Runa Khan, Friendship Founder and Executive Director, at the closing ceremony of Gobeshona 5. The 4-day long international conference on climate knowledge was held at Independent University, Bangladesh. This iniative by International Centre for Climate Change & Development (ICCCAD) covered a wide array of topics related to climate change; adaptation, awareness, effects, mitigation, etc.
Friendship hosted a session each day with thesis presentations by multiple presenters, followed by a panel discussion and round of Q&A. ... See moreSee less
"Modern technology is essential in moving forwards in combating climate change, for instance in predicting changing river banks and coastlines, or determining the viability of using sandbanks for agriculture, all of which are projects currently underway" - said Kazi Amdadul Hoque today.
The third session hosted by Friendship at Gobeshona 5, the fifth annual International Conference on Climate Knowledge was regarding Coastal Zones, specifically in Bangladesh. The 4-day conference is being held at Independent University, Bangladesh ... See moreSee less
"Engaging NGOs for biodiversity, ecosystem, mangrove reforestation and resilience should be an essential focus in combating climate change" - said Kazi Amdadul Hoque, Director of Strategic Planning and Head of Climate Change, Adaptation and Disaster Management moderating a session regarding "Forest, Hills and Ecosystem Resilience".
This is the second session co-hosted by Friendship at Gobeshona 5, International Conference on Climate Knowledge, being held at Independent University, Bangladesh. Md Ariful Hoque Belal, Assistant Chief Conservator of Forests, Bangladesh Department of Forests was presiding as Chair.
Friendship has recently started a project for mangrove plantation in the Sundarbans, which is one of Friendship's working areas. ... See moreSee less
Outstanding results by Friendship students in national exams
Friendship’s primary and secondary schools in the remote chars and coastal areas have, once again, outperformed their peers around the country.
In the Primary Education Completion Examination (PECE) national pass rate is 97.59% while Friendship schools achieved 100% pass rate. 590 out of 1457 (i.e. 40%) students got GPA 5, the highest attainable grade.
In the Junior School Certificate Examination (JSCE) Friendship schools achieved 98.44% pass rate while the national pass rate is 85.28%.
Friendship provides children access to education in the most remote areas of Bangladesh. To educate a child, donate: friendship.ngo/donate
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