SAMHATI Launched:JAHANARA ALI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN
Wahed Hossaini   
সোমবার, ২৭ ফেব্রুয়ারি ২০১৭

Sunday February 26, 2017.  The Bangladesh Women’s Organization of Washington DC, SAMHATI, launched a scholarship in memory of late Jahanara Ali for three young women in Bangladesh yearly. The memorial scholarship for Jahanara Ali, who suddenly passed away on October 22, 2016, has been targeted for $10,000 and SAMHATI has already started collecting donations for the purpose. Mrs. Jahanara Ali was a strong believer in education for girls. She served the SAMHATI for three decades and was elected the first Secretary of the organization starting its journey in 1985. The organization solicits tax-deductible donation, which may be sent to 8602 Aqueduct Road, Potomac, MD 20854. Please make the check to SAMHATI with “Jahanara Ali” on the memo line.
Following is the full announcement of the Memorial scholarship.
 
Announcing the Jahanara Ali Memorial College Scholarship Program
October 30, 2016.
   On October 22, 2016, Samhati lost Jahanara Ali, one of our founding board members. She attended Samhati’s first board meeting on January 14, 1985 and was elected to the board as Secretary. She has remained committed to Samhati for all these years and we are very sadden by her sudden departure. In celebration of her life and her dedication to Samhati for three decades, the Samhati Board of Directors and members decided today at our 2016 annual meeting to create a new college and vocational scholarship program. Samhati needs to raise $10,000.00 to launch the program and give out the scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year. Samhati will identify three needy and academically worthy young women, one from each of the following localities where Samhati is already funding high school scholarships: Laksmichamp Union in Rangpur District; Natore District; and Katakhali Village in Patuakhali District. Samhati has been funding middle and high school scholarships in these three districts for many years, and has seen huge increase in high school graduation rates in these communities. Many of the young women are keen to continue their education with the post-secondary H. S. C. Degrees, vocational training in nursing or education or other fields, and/or a Bachelor’s Degree at a university. Such post-secondary schooling is prohibitively expensive for these improvised students, yet a necessity to secure good jobs and provide support to their extended families. Educating one woman leads to tangible benefits for the whole family and indeed the entire community.
Jahanara Ali, a graduate of Dhaka University, was strong believer in education for girls. In her honor, Samhati is today launching the new Jahanara Ali Memorial College Scholarship Program. Please help us honor Jahanara Ali’s memory and her dedication to education for women by making a tax-deductible donation to Samhati. Checks should be made out to “Samhati”, with “Jahanara ALI” in the memo line, and mailed to 8602 Aqueduct Rd, Potomac, MD 20854. Any question may be sent to স্প্যামবটের হাত থেকে এই ইমেল ঠিকানা সুরক্ষিত আছে। পড়ার জন্যে জাভাস্ক্রিপ্ট অন করুন। You may also donate online or find more information about Samhati on our website at http://samhati.org/
Samhati has 501c3 tax-exempt status with the IRS and registered as a charity in the State of Maryland. Donation of $500.00 or more will be acknowledged on our website and at our annual benefit. We are grateful for your support in memory of our departed board member Jahanara Ali.    
সর্বশেষ আপডেট ( বৃহস্পতিবার, ১৬ মার্চ ২০১৭ )