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Volunteers Association for Bangladesh


The Volunteers Association for Bangladesh (VAB, pronounced VaaB – meaning “idea” or “feeling” in Bengali) aims at empowering poor children of rural Bangladesh to have a brighter future. VAB helps them gain quality high school education and vocational skills training.

Since its establishment in 1998, VAB has helped more than 300,000 young men and women and their families in rural areas of Bangladesh. VAB’s mission is now moving forward with greater strength and higher hopes.

Latest Developments

VAB Completes Online Competition

VAB Successfully Completes Nationwide Online English Conversation Competition among High School Boys and Girls

On January 28, 2021, VAB held an online “National" Competition in English Conversation by high school students, in celebration of the Centenary Anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. It was a competition among twenty five schools in five districts located in five directions in the country, it can thus be considered a National Competition. This is the first of its kind in Bangladesh.

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Lifetime Achievement Award

VAB’s Founder and President Dr. A T Rafiqur Rahman Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

It is with great honor and pride that we announce that Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, has just presented A T Rafiqur Rahman, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, for his “achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field”.

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VAB Schools SSC Results

Outstanding SSC Results of VAB Schools

The rural schools VAB works with in Shyamnagar upazila of Satkhira district had outstanding successes in the SSC examinations held in 2020. The average pass rate was 95.48 percent. This is 12.61 percentage points (or more than 15 percent) higher than the national average of 82.87 percent. The pass rate of these schools also surpassed that of the Board in which they belong – they outstripped Jashore Board by more than 9 percent. 5 out of the 15 schools achieved a 100% pass rate.

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Irvington, New York 10533 

Phone: (914) 231-7972 
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Phone: 910-4558 
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