Dear Readers,
Happy New Year! We finished 2013 in style with global recognition of having conditional license to run the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Program as the National Award Authority (NAA) in Bangladesh. This was conferred in a Gala ceremony of Asia Pacific Regional Conference held in Bangkok in October last year. The Bangladesh contingent, being the biggest among the participating countries in the meeting made an impact to demonstrate their worthiness. Now, it’s time to prepare ourselves to achieve the full license in due course. In this Newsletter, we highlight this event in addition to the other activities done in September to December 2013.
Let me take the privilege of introducing the new logo of the International Award, as you see in its cover. May I also take the honor to welcome our new National Director, Dr. KM Shariful Huda, Professor of Geography and Environment, Jahangirnagar University? Professor Huda started his new found duties from September 2013. We wish him all the best.
Thank you for your support throughout 2013. In the end, I wish all the friends of The DEA Foundation a prosperous and stable 2014.