In 2011, Khan Academy partnered with Agami USA and 1° Initiative – Bangladesh for an exciting translation project where nearly 900 mathematics videos were translated to Bangla, thus bringing the world’s classroom at our doorsteps. The 7-month long project involved more than 150 volunteers ranging from high school to post-graduate level students and countless hours of painstaking work.
The project aims to make a wider range of education material easily available to those willing to learn, free of cost. In the long run, it also aims to encourage creative learning and breaking the barriers of the current education system, allowing students to reach their true potentials and learning from beyond textbooks and classrooms.
The Khan Academy videos were made available to individual schools within Dhaka and several schools outside via DVD/CD. Schools and students were also provided videos during Math Olympiads and other similar competitions. All Khan Academy videos translated to Bangla are available in YouTube and students are encouraged to download them directly via online. Several IT firms, such as TechMania, has agreed to support by installing the videos in their new computer during sales.
We received overwhelming feedback from students all over Bangladesh on how the videos have helped them during their studies. Teachers, professors and faculty members have shared experiences on the usefulness of the videos and scopes for future improvement. Currently, the videos are being categorized and sorted according to age/class group and made easily available to them as required.
Khan Academy is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) with the mission of providing world-class education to anyone, anywhere. It is the free classroom of the world. Agami is a US-registered non-profit charity, dedicated to promote basic education for the underprivileged children in Bangladesh.