Motivational Speech by Ms. Layla ArjumanA seminar named ‘Sofolotar Golpo- Success Stories’ was organized by KK Foundation at its Shelter House Program (Joy Shokol Shishur) earlier this year on April 6, 2019. Ms. Layla Arjuman, a prominent motivational speaker of the country was the keynote speaker. She has also served as the Principal in three prominent Government High Schools of the country and has also authored a few books. As a special guest Ms. Farzana Rahman, Head, Retail Governance and Operation, Grameen Phone Limited graced the occasion.As can be expected the children who are being supported by the shelter house program came from vulnerable backgrounds and in majority cases they suffer from stress, trauma, depression and other mental anxiety issues. Constant motivation and counselling is required for these children. In this regard, motivational speakers can inspire and stimulate the audience to make positive changes to their lives. Their speech not only motivates the children but also conveys the need the for essential life skills and provides successful case stories. Both the guests through their positive stories inspired the children in many ways. The participants also shared their experiences and expressed their feelings about the program. Senior officials of KK Foundation were also present in the seminar.Seminar on Liberation War StoriesA seminar titled “Muktijuddher Golpo Shono- Stories of Liberation War” was organized by KK Foundation at its Shelter House Program (Joy Shokol Shishur) on 18 December 2019. Mr. Sheikh Mohammad Shajahan, freedom fighter of sector 11 Kaderia Bahini, Mr. Hasnain Sabih Nayak, Co-Founder and International Relation and Culture Editor of TOITOMBOOR (Children and Juvenile Monthly Magazine) and Mr. Sabih Ul Alam, prominent artist and senior adviser of TOITOMBOOR were present as keynote speakers. They depicted the stories of liberation war and significance of independence to the children. On this event, children performed group dance, music and drew paintings based on liberation war.Each or Equal: Ms. Esha Mahin, Senior Advisor, KK Foundation Attended a Seminar on Women’s Day 2020On the occasion of World Women’s Day 2020, Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB) organized a seminar in their auditorium. The theme of the occasion was “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. The Honorable State Minister of Women and Children Affairs, Ms. Fazilatun Nessa Indira M.P was the Chief Guest and the Deputy Managing Director, “Probashi Kalyan Bank” Ms. Mahtab Zabin was the Special guest of the program. The Senior Advisor, KK Foundation Ms. Esha Mahin graced the occasion as “Guest of Honor”. She presented her valuable speech on equity for all women in the society, the correct life mapping for women’s future endeavor and the role KK Foundation is playing in this regard. Children Display Art Works in National Jute Fair Shelter home children participated in the five days long National Jute Fair 2020 on 6 March 2020. The program was organized by the Ministry of Textiles and Jute, Government of Bangladesh. Some selected art works made by shelter house children were displayed in a stall of the exhibition and it was praised by the experts. The Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Lokman Hossain Mia was present in the award giving ceremony and he praised the works of the shelter house children. Seminar on Corona Awareness in Shelter HouseAs Covid-19 has already spread all over the world, KKF organized three awareness sessions in the shelter house for the children in February, March and April 2020. Age based hands on training were arranged for the children. For the staff, separate awareness and precautionary training were organized by the Foundation.