Purpose of Narijibon Blog

Nari Jibon Project seeks to increase our students’ and staffs’ abilities through different ways: classes, practice, computers, internet, and now the Narijibon Blog. Readers and writers (our students & staff) of the Blog will both learn about our lives, culture, Nature, activities of people in Bangladesh and the Nari Jibon Project.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Life of Slum People

By Nina Sultana (Mim)

Bangladesh is a developing country. Our country is a small and poor country. Our country is also over populated. Thousands of people are living below poverty level. Some are living in slums. Slum dwellers are helpless and shelter less. They live in slums in an inhuman condition.

Near my home I had gone to a slum and saw their poverty and difficult life style so closely. I talked with some people, they are: Nurul Amin, Jarina Begum and their six children. They were very happy to talk with me. They told me about all of their problems and poverty.

Slum people are deprived and neglected from all kinds of human rights .They can’t have fresh food, water and good shelter. These people can’t send their children to any school to get proper education. But education is the back bone of a nation. No man or nation can prosper in life without education. They live in dirty environment. It seems to me that their position is very bad.

After visiting there I felt that the slum dwellers suffer from hunger, malnutrition and different kinds of diseases. As a result, many of them die a premature death. They also told me that they suffer from mosquito and dirty smell.

The slum people are very poor and they do not have enough money. For that reason they get involve in different anti social activities like hijacking, smuggling, stealing, smoking and using drug etc. Their children don’t go to school. They work at any shops, Garments, car garage or home.

It seems to me that they are losing their human mentality day by day and they don’t know that what is right or wrong for them. I also think that the government and non government welfare organizations should think about them and help them. Then the slum people will get rid of their dark life and will have back a new life.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Domestic Violence Forum: New York City, USA

A much needed opportunity to discuss domestic violence in NYC community!

posted by Dr. Kathryn Ward

Adhunika and Sakhi-Gen2 invite you to attend the upcoming Domestic Violence Outreach Initiative Forum.

As reported by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. It is an epidemic prevalent across all communities, and cultures. It affects individuals regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality, or educational background. Domestic Violence is one of the most chronically under-reported crimes and its impacts last a lifetime.

Domestic Violence needs to be discussed more openly in our communities. It is crucial that we educate ourselves and our communities regarding its prevention and our response to incidents of domestic violence.

Please come out and show our support by hearing Sakhi advocates speak about domestic violence issues and learn how you can help bring an end to domestic violence in our communities.

Here are the details:

Date: Sunday, November 18th
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: World Culture Open Center
19 West 26th Street , 5th Floor (Near the intersection of Broadway
and 26th Street )
New York , NY 10001

Subway: 28th street on the N/R/W Line.

Space is limited so please RSVP by Wednesday, 14th Nov at

About the Organisers:

Sakhi for South Asian Women (www.sakhi.org) is a Manhattan based organization that is committed to ending violence against women of South Asian origin. Sakhi strives to create a voice and safe environment for all South Asian women through outreach, advocacy,
leadership development, and organizing.

Adhunika ( www.adhunika.org) is a global volunteer based organization, dedicated to promoting technology usage for Bangladeshi women worldwide. Adhunika aims to bring about social change in the lives of women through the use of technology.

Justice for Rahela - new petition

A new petition for Rahela, a garment worker tortured & murdered in Aug-Sept 2004, has been uploaded for signatures in via links in Justice for Rahela Facebook group and other places, such as this blog. This petition, in particular, advocates for a speedy trial status for her assailants and is addressed to Government of The People's Republic of Bangladesh. If you would like to do something to move Rahela's case forward, please sign the online petition for Rahela and encourage your friends, relatives and well-wishers to do so.


If you would like to know more about Rahela's case, see some of the previous posts & links on the Bideshi Blue blog or this blog! Talk with your family, friends, classmates, and co-workers about this case and others that the media and justice have forgotten.

posted by Dr. Kathryn Ward

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Bloggers profile (Students)

Zannat Ara Amzad Liva

"My name is Zannat Ara Amzad Liva. My birth date is 10th April. I was born in Dhaka city. My mother, Masuda Amzad Ashru is an Ideal mother and a good house wife. We are two sisters. I am younger than my sister. I completed Higher Secondary School Certificate in 2007 under Dhaka Board in Humanities group. Now I am trying to get admit in any well-known university. Beside this I am taking courses on English Spoken and Computer Office Program in nari Jibon Project.

Our country is Bangladesh. It’s a very wonderful and beautiful country. Our country has many beautiful and historical places. But my favorite place is the Cox’s Bazar. Traveling, listening music and gossiping are my hobby. My future plan is to be a best lawyer or a writer. I want to do some social works in my life. Recently some poems and short stories have been published on Nari Jibon Blog site. I try to write real history. I was also related with theater, film, reciting etc in my childhood."

Selina Shirin

"I am Selina Shirin. I am a student of Degree 3rd year. My father is a teacher. My mother is a house wife. I was born in Mymensingh in 1984. I passed my childhood here. We are six sisters and three brothers. I am married. My husband is a private service holder. Now I live in Dhaka. I have passed my Secondary School Certificate in 2000 and Higher Secondary Certificate in 2003 from Chowdhury Sobrunnesa Mohila College.

Singing is my hobby. My future plan is to be a good teacher at any well-known college. My favorite place is my native village. Nari jibon is a very good organization for women. I am doing English Spoken course from here. I knew about the Blog site after coming here. I am very glad to be a part of this site. I am trying to write for Blog. We can share our Bangladeshi culture and people life to the other countries through this Blog site. Narijibon is a great & fabulous organization to me to learn English."

Bloggers profile (Students)

Mahfuza Parul Tania

"I am Mahfuza Parul Tania. I was born in dhaka. My birthday is on 24th July, 1985. I have one brother. My father is a service holder. My mother is a house wife. At present I am a student of Honors in 2nd year. I passed my Secondary School Certificate in 2002 and Higher Secondary Certificate in 2004 from “Ispahani Girls School and College”.

I am also a student of Nari Jibon Project. Here I am doing courses on Spoken English and Computer office Program. I was informed about nari jibon from my friend Helen. I am very glad to know about nari jibon blog site. We can share our Bangladeshi culture and people life style through the blog site. As a new writer I am trying my best. My favorite place is Cox’s Bazaar and Bandarban. My favorite movie is ‘Matrix’. Gardening is my hobby. I like flowers very much. In my free time I read story books and hear music. I also like to have some walk in the moonlight night with my friends.

After finishing my study I want to be a teacher. I think teaching is an honorable job. Beside this I will try to go abroad."

Rosy Alam Rinky

"My name is Rosy Alam [Rinky]. I was born at Faridpur in Dhaka. My birthday is on 31st March. We are eight family members. We are five sisters and one brother. My father is a businessman and my mother is a housewife. My elder brother is in H.S.C. 2nd year, my two sisters read in class eight and other two sisters read in class two. I had passed my Secondary School Certificate in 2004 and Higher Secondary Certificate in 2006 from ‘Ekramunnasha Degree College’. My favorite movie is ‘Kirton-khola’. My hobby is to visit to any amazing place. In future I want to do any respectable job. I would like to be an accounts officer to any well-known bank.

Nari Jibon is a very good organization for girls and women. I was informed about Nari Jibon from my friend, Nishu. At first I was a student of English: 1 section. Now I am a student of English: 2 and Computer Office Program. I think the most important part of this organization is the Nari Cybercafé. I knew about Blog after coming here in Nari Jibon.

Besides taking English and Computer courses I am doing a job as a teacher in a Kindergarten School. There I teach English, Bengali, Math and Islamiat subjects."