NABIC in collaboration with Voluntary Association of Bangladesh-New Jersey (VAB-NJ) has established computer centers to help the poorest children in rural Bangladesh to achieve quality education and skills training. So far NABIC has sponsored and maintained 15 computer literacy centers (CLCs) and 9 smart class rooms in different areas. So far NABIC provided $126K, 2017 commitment $11K for the maintenance of these centers.
NABIC not only facilitated education program but also provided outdoor facilities for the rural girls’ schools. NABIC has been supporting this project since 2010, with NABIC’s funding, our local partner Karmirhath provided sports equipment and facilities to 23 schools. The program became very popular among students and teachers especially since most of the rural schools lack in sports facilities. It has been reported that the enrollment has been increased in those schools which received sports materials. So far NABIC provided 27K for this project, and allocated $7K in 2017.
NABIC in collaboration with Dhaka Ahsania Mission established a Center called “Center for Ethics Education” at the campus of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST) to undertake systematic studies of ethics and its application in the society. Currently the governing body is working to develop academic curriculum, course and training materials for workshop, seminars and other public awareness campaign as appropriate. NABIC committed to provide 50% of the total expense, $200K in 4 years. In 2017 NABIC has provided $50K.
Since 2008 NABIC has been providing funding to Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS) to cover the travel expenses for young scientists attending the conference of Nobel Laureates in Landau, Germany and travel grant for Bangladeshi students participating in the ACM-ICPC finals. NABIC support the science education and research among the young scientists of Bangladesh. So far NABIC provided $86K as travel grants of $10,000 to the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences. 2017 Commitments $10K.