The next Southeast Chapter, a social organization in Washington DC
and Virginia, have honored two American women personalities for their special
contribution to education and socio-economic women empowerment.
On the Fund Rising Concert at the Lee Kauffman
Auditorium in Alexandria, Virginia, on Saturday (August 28th), the president of
the Southeast Chapter Afsan Khan, handed over the honor to Sharmin Ahmad Ripi,
the eldest daughter of the first Prime Minister of Bangladesh Tajuddin Ahmed
and Farhana Hanip, president of People's Tech, the largest Bangladeshi-owned IT
education company in the United States and the woman entrepreneur.
Among others who spoke on the occasion
included Afsan Khan, president of the Southeast Chapter, one of the founders
and advisor of the organization, former president Mostafizur Rahman Parvez,
marketing director Farhana Zaman Mou and honorable women personalities Sharmin
Ahmed Ripani and Fahman Ahmad Ripi. The founder of People N Tech, CEO
Engineer Abu bakar Hanip was present on the occasion as well.
Fuad and Friends, Cronez and Anila Naz Chowdhury performed the
music at the Fund Rising Concert. The media partner of the event was NRB
Educationist Sharmin Ahmed is the eldest daughter of the Former Prime
Minister of Bangladesh, late Tajuddin Ahmed, and the Former leader of the
Bangladesh Awami League, the late Johra Tajuddin. She has been living in
the United States for 5 years. He has been a consultant at various
institutes and organizations on human rights and women's empowerment for nearly
two decades. The book 'Tajuddin Ahmed Leader and Father', written in the
27th with the contribution of Tajuddin Ahmed in the history of the liberation
war of Bangladesh, has received praise in various places.
Farhana Hanip has set a
unique example of women’s empowerment in the United States.Farhana Hanip,
president of People-Tech, the largest IT-educational institution owned by
Bangladesh, has a special role in social empowerment by establishing women in
Her biggest contribution is that she has provided
about 4,000 women in the United States with advanced employment in the field of
IT through the Female in IT or FIT project under the PeopleNTech
Foundation. Her husband, Engineer Abu bakar Hanip is the founder of
PeopleNTech. People N Tech has trained about 5,000 people in the IT field
so far, providing them with advanced paid jobs, most of whom had previously
worked in America. Presently they are working for a salary of $ 8,000 to $
It may be referenced that Agami (Next) continues to play a
role in educating the underprivileged children of Bangladesh.
The association made its debut in California
in the 21st. There are currently four chapters in the United
States. They are the next California Chapter, founded in 2003, the next
Northeast Chapter in New York in 2012, the next Southeast Chapter established
in 2004D.C. and Virginia, and the next Carolina Chapter, established at 2015. The
three founders of the organization are Babu Rahman, Mahmudul Hasan from
California and Sabir Majumder of North Carolina.
There are more than 200 volunteers in these four
chapters. They have helped 12,000 disadvantaged children in 30 schools in
the country through the next Bangladesh Foundation.