Abinta Kabir Foundation School inaugurated in Dhaka

06 Jul 2017, 19:00 | updated: 06 Jul 2017, 20:48

Online Desk

Dhaka: A new model school of Abinta Kabir Foundation has been inaugurated in capital Dhaka's Vatara area.

US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat inaugurated the school on Wednesday, said a press release on Thursday.

"I have to say the foundation and everyone who is working for it, especially Abinta's mom Ruba and everyone is very fortunate because Abinta left this amazing road map of what her dreams were and what she wanted to see done," Bernicat was quoted as saying.

"And maybe in addition to bringing more students it would be really interesting to bring students who are inspired to be teachers here so they could be interns and work with the children," she added.

It was Abinta's passion to spread education among young children, especially those who are unable to afford it.

The Foundation also has five schools in Natore, which opened earlier in February this year.

Another school in Bashabo is also going to start later this month.

Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy in Dhaka Joel Reifman, Mission Director, USAID (Bangladesh) Jaina Jaruzelski, Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs Andrea Brouillette-Rodriguez, Director and Chief Operating Officer Scholastica School Wasima Parveen, Ruba Ahmed and Nilu Rowshon Murshed were also present.

Five armed young men entered the Holey Artisan Bakery last year in the city’s diplomatic quarters and killed at least 22 people, mostly foreigners, after taking them hostage. Abinta Kabir was one of the victims of the terrorist attack.