The community engagement and service gives students the opportunity to use their capabilities by attending various voluntary activities, awareness programs in a group or with other institutes.
Office of Co-curricular Activates (OCA) and BRAC Universality is very much engaged in this services so that our students become responsible citizen of the country. Every semester students activity in various clubs through their initiatives perform various events with this aim. Office of Co-curricular activities supports them to these movements.
In the holy month of Ramadan BRAC University Monon arranged an event ‘Road Tt School’ where they distributed Eid cloths among the underprivileged children of Porshee Foundation on July 04, 2015. These children are from financially constraint backgrounds. BRAC University Monon did this kind of activity for the first time ever and successfully unrolls happiness among those children.
ICT Expo Bangladesh 2015 was inaugurated by Honourable President Abdul Hamid in which Robotics Club of BRAC University (ROBU) jointly organized the Innovation Expo Zone with Bangladesh Computer Shamity on 15 June 2015. The main goal of the Expo was to showcase some of the Brilliant projects that are being made in Bangladesh, with its motto “meet the Digital Bangladesh”. Robotics Club of BRAC University presented 9 of its finest projects including Games for Autistic children by Rafia Anjum and Tamanna Islam, Brain controlled wheel chair by Pritom, Terrain Rescue Robot by Hridoy and Mehbas, Relief Robot to supply food in disaster by Ali Ahsan and Zahirul Islam etc. The projects were: ¬ UAV based remote sensing platform, relief-E, rescue bot, Androbot, Electronic voting machine, Bangla OCR Game, Super Bike mayhem, Brain Controlled Wheelchair and Smart Home Automation system. The Expo Continued for 3 days and so ROBU introduced a short robotics tutorials for the visitors called “Build your own robot” , in which kids from 6 years to 18 years were taught some of the main concepts of robotics and was given hands on tutorials with which the kids were able to make their own robot.
Tech Alliance of Bangladesh and BRAC University students gathered for a discussion and hands on workshop on an amazing concept named 'Liter of Light' on 29 May, 2015. Amit Kumar Dey, the president of BRAC University Computer Club (BUCC) introduced Mr. Mahbub Uz Zaman, former President of BUCC and representative of Arduino Bangladesh at the event. Mr. Zaman gave a briefing about the project. Then the initiator of the project, Niloy Anik, Co-Founder of “The Tech School” covered the main aim of the project which is to touch lives of people holding the hands of technology. Later Mr. Amitabh Dey showed a video about making of the liter of light. They also made some light with the student at the campus. These light which cost nothing but will be a good thing to have at home to light our houses in slum. Md. Shamsul Kaonain, Co-Advisor of BUCC joined the session.
A seminar titled “Smart Green Building Technology”, conducted by AplombTech BD Ltd on behalf of the ICT Division of the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology, supported by BRAC University Computer Club (BUCC) held on 20 May, 2015 at BRAC University. The aim and achievements of the project was explained by Mr. Didarul Alam, Senior Technical Marketing Executive of AplombTech BD. A video was presented about the concept of Green Technology and products of AplombTech BD like smart lights, solar panels, security system etc. The seminar was presided by Dr. Aparna Islam, Director, Office of Co-Curricular Activities (OCA) at BRACU. Professor Dr. Md. Haider Ali, Chairperson, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, BRACU was present as Chief Guest and Mr. Khan Ahmed Murshid, Director, Office of Career Services and Alumni Relations (OCSAR), BRACU was present as special guest. Mr. Mohammad Mastak Al Amin, Assistant Director, OCA and Md. Shamsul Kaonain, Co-Advisor, BUCC and were also present in the seminar.
BRAC University Law Club (BULC) arranged a programme titled ‘Sexual Harassment and Rights of Women in Public Places’ on 19 May 2015 at the BRAC University Auditorium. The main speakers at the event were Fahima Nasrin, Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh and member of Bangladesh National Woman Lawyers’ Association, Prof. Firdous Azim, Chairperson, Dept. of English and Humanities, BRAC University and Samia Islam, Programme Officer, Odhikar. Dr. Saira Rahman Khan, Associate Professor, School of Law, BRAC University also spoke at the event.
The event was hosted jointly by the School of Law, BRAC University and the BULC. The programme was organised to increase awareness regarding sexual harassment of women and the laws and means to fight back. The recent horrific incidents of sexual harassment, and the country’s reaction towards it were the main focus of the programme. The existence, or non-existence, of security to women in the public space and the rights that women have as citizens of Bangladesh and what women, and men, can do to put a stop to sexual harassment and other such behaviour, were addressed by the guest speakers. Advocate Fahima Nasrin spoke about one of the case filed by her challenging sexual harassment. This instigated the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh to give a landmark judgment paving the way for defining acts constituting sexual harassment, ensuring the creation of sexual harassment policies in academic institutions and keeping a register for those using the facilities of cyber cafes. Professor Firdous Azim spoke of the necessity to be visible and not to be afraid to venture into public spaces and be equipped with the tools to fight back. She said that sexual harassment has no socio economic boundaries and women in all walks of life must be able to enjoy the right to public life. Samia Islam shared with the audience various information and data regarding sexual harassment that was compiled by Odhikar from local human rights defenders and other sources. According to her data, most of the reported victims were between the ages of 11 and 20 years. Furthermore, large numbers of men and women were killed or physically harmed for protesting against the acts of harassment/stalking. At the conclusion of the programme, Dr. Saira Rahman Khan, who is the Adviser of the BULC, said that most acts of sexual harassment go unreported due to fear or embarrassment or a kind of social acceptance. This kind of behaviour must not be accepted or tolerated.
Professor K. Shamsuddin Mahmood, Head, Undergraduate Programme, School of Law, was also present at the programme. The BRAC University Law Club is housed in the School of Law, BRAC University. It works on the principle of ‘Lawyers as Social Engineers’ and awareness-raising programmes are just one of its many activities.
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