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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 12:45am

U.S. Ambassador Marcia Bernicat and USAID Mission Director Janina Jaruzelski officially launched the new season of popular children’s television show, Sisimpur – the Bangladesh version of Sesame Street – during a live television broadcast on local station RTV. In her remarks, Ambassador Bernicat emphasized the importance of teaching young children basic skills such as numbers and the alphabet, and lauded Sisimpur for doing this in an interactive way to make learning fun. She also thanked Sesame Workshop, RTV and the Government of Bangladesh for working with USAID to bring Sisimpur to an estimated 12 million Bangladeshi children each week.

Minister of Women’s and Children’s Affairs Begum Meher Afroze Chumki and Minister of Information Hasanul Haq Inu were also in attendance and expressed their gratitude to Sisimpur for their contribution to children’s education. Shari Rosenfeld, Vice President of International Projects at Sesame Workshop USA, traveled from New York to be at the event, where she renewed Sisimpur’s vision to make learning fun – and effective – in Bangladesh.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 1:30am

The US Ambassador to Bangladesh Dan W. Mozena and the State Minister for Youth and Sports, Md. Ahad Ali Sarkar jointly inaugurated USAID’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) in the Edward M. Kennedy center today. This newly launched five year program will prepare approximately 24,000 community leaders and Bangladeshi youth in 16 districts to become advocates for alleviating poverty, creating jobs, and protecting the environment.

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 1:30am

Today, the United States, through USAID, launched the newest phase of its largest investment in Bangladesh, the NGO Health Services Delivery Project. The four-year $55 million project will continue to provide basic health services through Smiling Sun clinics in underserved areas in Bangladesh.

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Last updated: March 16, 2015

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