SUSTAINABLE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT BY TRANSFORMING
AN ISLAMI SCHOOL TO A SMART COMMUNITY SPACE
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Emajuddin Nurani Madrasa (Islami School) started its journey with some tin shed rooms in 2010 with the initiative of Emajuddin descendants. Today its a three storied building of approximately 4224 sq ft with more than 350 students. With the expansion of the infrastructure, education facility and number of beneficiary, Emajuddin family got involved in Madrasa activities so that religious fundamentalism is not patronized here. Gradually, with a decade of experience a strategy is conceived to transform the school as a hub of sustainable human development through digitalized smart community space model.
Beside regular education, a total of eight projects are planned for the human development initiative. Digital Center, Karje Hasana (interest free loan), Children Club and Library, Food and Fasting, Part Time Shelter, Training of Mothers, Islami Canteen for Enlighten Man and a Hybrid Islami Cultural Competition Certification are included in the endeavor. It is expected that the people of the area will be transformed to a developed community through this Islami School Approach of Human Development (ISAHD)
Mintola is a remote place of Chapai Nawabganj district of Bangladesh, almost adjacent to the border. Though the wind of digitalization has touched the area but that is mostly limited to mobile internet. School authority has planned to connect the underdeveloped people of the area with internet and modern gadgets and conduct some ICT training to bring a total change in the quality of life of the community people.
Although there are cultural and sports events in general schools, little have been done for the students of the religious sectors. As a result, in some cases fundamentalism, racism and religious extremism might take place. But fourteen hundred years ago, the great messenger Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him) informed us about the characteristics of halal culture. So we have taken this small effort to restore the practice of halal culture through the Hybrid Islami Cultural CompetitionCertification. Initial competition will be held in the Islami school or mosque and first three positions will be declared by the institutional authority. We will send them certificates upon receiving their presentations. Once many of the institutional results and presentations will be received, we will select best three presenters of various levels like Thana, Upazila, District and Division champion. Finally, a national championship can also be arranged without spending a lot of money. Hifzul Quran, Arabic to Bengali translation, Azan, Quran recitation, Dawah, Hamd, Nath, Extempore Islamic speech, Islamic debate and some more events can be planned throughout the year.
Islamic School Approach of Human Development
With these eight projects and 20 activities it is expected have a profound development effect on the community. If the Islami school authority can continue these projects with required financial support, then in the long run it will be turning in to a model of sustainable development.