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DCAB members visit the Aga Khan Academy Dhaka

23 May 2023

On 22 May 2023, Diplomatic Correspondence Association of Bangladesh (DCAB) members were welcomed at the Aga Khan Academy Dhaka by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Resident Diplomatic Representative His Excellency (HE) Mr Munir M Merali and Head of Academy Mr Bill O'Hearn to build upon the existing relationship between AKDN and DCAB. The visit offered the guests an opportunity to view the Academy’s 17-acre, award-winning campus and learn more about the unique aspects of the Aga Khan Academies. The distinguished guests included notable personalities such as DCAB President Mr Md. Rezaul Karim (Lotus), General Secretary Mr Abu Hena Emrul Kayesh and Treasurer Mr Atiqur Rahman. 

The visit commenced with warm greetings and introductions by HE Mr Munir and Mr Bill, who expressed their delight in hosting the DCAB members at the Academy. The visitors then embarked on a tour through the Academy, immersing themselves in the serene ambience and architectural splendour that defines the institution. During their tour, the DCAB members had the opportunity to explore various educational facilities, including classrooms, science labs and the Learning Garden that inspires the students’ creativity. Additionally, they visited the Junior School and Senior School libraries, a treasure trove of knowledge and imagination that enriches the educational experience for students.  

The guests were captivated by the Academy's nurturing environment and the staff’s dedication to empowering young minds to become responsible global citizens who can positively impact their communities.  

“We are truly delighted to visit the state-of-the-art facilities in the Academy in Dhaka – amazing campus, attractive buildings and brilliant teachers and staff members,” Mr Rezaul said. “I am sure the Academy will bring a great change in quality education by providing high-standard education facilities. We believe the students who are studying here will lead Bangladesh in future and will emerge as global leaders.” 

Following the tour, the DCAB members gathered for an enlightening session led by Mr Bill. He discussed the Academies’ mission and vision, emphasising its commitment to providing high-quality education for exceptional students regardless of their socio-economic background through an academic programme that is built upon the framework of the International Baccalaureate (IB). He further highlighted the unique aspects of the Aga Khan Academies Learner Profile, which, in line with the IB, encourages critical thinking, leadership and a sense of community among students. Academic and administrative leads of the Academy also joined the session, contributing their insights and perspectives to the question-answer session that followed.  

Mr Bill also spoke on the significance behind the relationship between AKDN and DCAB, emphasising the importance of generating a greater understanding of the Academy’s profound impact on students and their communities. 

“We believe that by collaborating, we can foster a greater understanding of the transformative power of the Academy,” Mr Bill said. “I look forward to utilising our effective partnership to generate more awareness on this matter and create a ripple effect of positive changes.”