Mr Atsushi Saisho, a Waseda University Student who started an e-Education at a poor village in Bangladesh, sent me a good news again this year, which will be a follow up of the great achievement (Ref.1) they have accomplished last year.
The message read;
“The list of students who passed this year’s entrance examination of Dhaka University C course was announced at Dhaka just now.
Total 45,000 students applied for the 12,000 quota of the year 2012 Undergraduate Course of Economics of the Dhaka University. Ten of the third grade senior high school students at our Tangail school house sat for the exam and as the result, Mr Opurbo, 19 years old, passed with the wonderful score ranking of 783th.
Many other entrance exams are still yet to be held but now we succeeded in producing a Dhaka University student for two consecutive years!
I thank Mr Mahin of Dhaka University, my partner at Bangladesh, for his leadership and commitment, as well as all the teachers for their great support of the program.
The news of the last years’ success was covered by a number of medias within Bangladesh and also in Japan. As Mr Saisho and his group continued their activities, many new problems and issues arouse but they never gave up. They are still working hard to overcome those obstacles. I am certain that these experiences will turn to become their assets in the future and empower them. Some might call this power “Zasetsu ryoku (experiences to overcome from failure)”. As the saying goes; “Heavy work in youth is quiet rest in old age”. (or ‘Cherish the hardships you endure in youth’.) Life is long and hard work in youth will always be paid back in later years.
Each and every youths are working hard at their given places. Please give them your warm support and continued attention.