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In fond memory of Niloufer Manzur
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In fond memory of Niloufer Manzur

Niloufer Manzur started Sunbeams School in 1974 in her own residence at Indira Road, with only a handful of students. In over four decades, the institution has grown into a household name, entirely to the credit of the educator’s vision.

  • Melissa Roy: The first South Asian woman to travel 193 countries across the world

    Melissa Roy has made a record of visiting 193 countries across the world at the age of 34. The passionate traveller was born in the USA. Her father, Shubhash Chandra Roy, is from Netrokona. Melissa, who is also a model and actor by profession, completed her world tour by coming to father’s homeland, Bangladesh. She visited Dhaka, Netrokona, Gazipur, Cox’s Bazar and Chattogram. We caught up with the traveller to find out more about her aspirations.

  • Lifting weights and expectations

    Awhona Rahman made history as the winner of the first ever Women’s Bodybuilding Championship, organised by Bangladesh Bodybuilding Federation. Currently a twelfth grader at Bir Shrestha Noor Mohammad School and College, she aspires to represent Bangladesh in international platforms.

  • Youth Opportunities

    Centre for Governance Studies presents Bay of Bengal Conversation 2020

  • Auxilio: Interacting with a computer differently

    Auxilio (meaning “to assist” in Latin) is a head mounted wireless device, created by a group of youngsters, as an alternative means for controlling a computer mouse. With this device, users can move the cursor by rotating their head in different directions, and implement clicks by their eye blinks.

  • Join ‘Malaysia Education Lead Meet 2020’

    “We have come here because we can get campuses of renowned universities in Malaysia that is so close to our home, and the tuition fees and living expenses are comparable to our country,” said a parent. The students and parents can also learn about the visa regulations, student life, and other facilities in Malaysia at the event.

  • The youth join hands to fend off Rupnagar fire

    Yesterday morning, a fire broke out in the slum areas of Rupnagar, Mirpur. Along with 25 firefighting units, several students of nearby schools and universities, rushed to the spot to help out.

  • Nurturing young dreams

    Dream Deviser, founded by Golam Rabbani, is recognised for generating positive content and nurturing the aspirations of youngsters.

  • Shomy Hasan Chowdhury wins the Legacy Award at Diana Award Ceremony

    The Legacy Award is presented to twenty young changemakers who embody Princess Diana’s qualities of kindness, compassion and service, from around the world.

  • International Women’s Day Walk: #FreedomFromFear

    A vigil-walk was seen in the north of the capital around the eve of International Women’s Day 2020. The event page of the walk, hosted by Deeory, has been circulating over Facebook for the past week.

  • ‘DSDE Youth Exchange’ at BRAC Centre

    Desperately Seeking Development Experts, formally known as DSDE, has been serving as the largest network of development practitioners in Bangladesh.