The International Mother Language Institute in Segunbagicha, Dhaka, is home to the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education, hosting the “Smart Education Festival.” The celebration signalled the start of the smart education initiative, which aims to apply the new curriculum with the ultimate objective of creating a smart Bangladesh. Twenty intelligent education activities were presented at the event, and 10 seminars were given during it that attracted attendees from all areas of life.
Guest list for the opening day —
Dr. Dipu Moni, M.P, Minister, Ministry of Education
Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury, M.P, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education
Md. Kamal Hossain, Senior Secretary, Technical and Madrasah Education Division
Suleman Khan, Secretary, Secondary and Higher Education Division
Professor Nehal Ahmed, Director General, DSHE
Shahedul Khabir Chowdhury, Director (College and Administration), DSHE
The BRAC Institute of Educational Development (BRAC IED) actively took part in the event and set up a stall where they displayed a wide variety of resources about Early Childhood Development (ECD), mental health, and learning through play.
Children can participate in play-based learning and activities that promote holistic childhood development in BRAC’s play-based Play Labs. The playthings are created from inexpensive or free local resources, just like the BRAC Play Lab. The Play Labs are spread out over many worlds (Dream World, or the shopner bhubon, Color World, or the rong er bhubon, Story World, or the golper bhubon, Private World, or the apon bhubon, and Outdoor World, or the bairer bhubon) and are made to be kid-friendly and entertaining.
BRAC IED presented a session on “Non-Formal Early Childhood Development” on the third day from 12 to 1 PM. Nahid Parvin, Senior Manager-Early Childhood Development at BRAC IED, BRAC University, and Taslima Begum, Research Associate at BRAC IED, BRAC University, hosted the talk. They have emphasized BRAC IED’s efforts to provide innovative ways for children to become involved, empathetic, and empowered individuals.