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Summit, Beximco to provide Tk 4.5cr grant annually to JAAGO Foundation

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Published: 00:26, 10 August 2021  
Summit, Beximco to provide Tk 4.5cr grant annually to JAAGO Foundation

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Summit Corporation and Beximco Holdings, two of the country’s largest conglomerates, awarded a grant of Tk 4.5cr annually for three years to JAAGO Foundation to educate 4,000 students across the country.

This is the first time two local conglomerates are jointly contributing such a large amount to a local non-profit organisation.

JAAGO utilizes their UNESCO award-winning teaching model using ICT to ensure education over telephone calls, short messaging service and video conferencing system, said a press release.

"The excellent work of JAAGO in using web-based learning for the poorer students all over Bangladesh is perhaps a model of education in the future. Summit is privileged to support JAAGO’s internet-based schools as it is committed to poverty reduction and illiteracy eradication,” Muhammed Aziz Khan, founder chairman of Summit Group of Companies said.

“Every child has the right to education — the right to go to school and learn. For too many, however, that right has been left in tatters by the Covid-19 pandemic,” says Shayan F Rahman, advisor to the Board of Beximco Group.

“Thankfully, we can cash in on the robust countrywide digital infrastructure and information technology prowess to enable distance learning opportunities for many. Beximco, along with Summit, is proud to partner with JAAGO to empower 4,000 children from less fortunate segments of our population with remote education,” he added.