The Tech Alliance of Bangladesh brings Liter of Light to the slums of Dhaka city

Mr. Neloy Anik on his presentation Photo Courtesy: Brac University Computer Club & The Tech Alliance
Mr. Neloy Anik on his presentation
Photo Courtesy: Brac University Computer Club & The Tech Alliance

In spite of raining cats and dogs, Tech Alliance of Bangladesh and BRAC University students gathered for a discussion on an amazing concept named ‘Liter of Light’. At around 4:20 pm on Friday 29th May, the interested enthusiastic people took their seats and soon after, the program was inaugurated by Amit Kumar Dey, the President of BRAC University Computer Club (BUCC).  After a few words,  Mr. Amit Dey gave the floor to Mr. S Mahbub Uz Zaman, who gave a briefing regarding the purpose of the event.

Giving a short brief and some key information about the project including a bit about Arduino Bangladesh, the event partner, Mr. Mahbub brought to light, the initiator of the project, Mr. Neloy Anik.

“How many of us honestly want to be the change in our country? ” asked Mr. Neloy Anik, Co-Founder, The Tech School. With a smile seeing the positive response, Mr. Anik started his speech. Covering multiple arena of expertise, he also highlighted the various barriers between the people and the development path. Among them, lack of communication between entrepreneurs and developers, IT technocrats’ reluctance to invest their own idea into business and not including the majority of public in this tech field.

Participants making Liter per Light devices. Photo Courtesy: Brac University Computer Club & The Tech Alliance
Participants making Liter per Light devices.
Photo Courtesy: Brac University Computer Club & The Tech Alliance

Furthermore, Mr. Anik emphasized on giving the right dimension of training and assistance to majority of the less privileged people. With this, he pointed out the main aim of the project was to touch lives of people holding the hands of technology.

People say, change starts from home so not going too far, the project is to be taken into action at Korail slum in Banani. Summoning all to be united, Mr. Anik gave the floor to the talent BRAC University student, Amitabh Dey. With warm greetings and a personal take,  Amitabh grasped everyone’s attention and showed a fascinating video about making of the Liter of Light. To add to the thrill, Mr. Shamsul Kaonain, Senior Faculty of BRAC University and Co-Advisor of BUCC, joined the session bringing lots of inspiration and excitement along.

Finished Liter per Light samples. Photo Courtesy: Brac University Computer Club & The Tech Alliance
Finished Liter per Light samples.
Photo Courtesy: Brac University Computer Club & The Tech Alliance

Thanks to the initiative and enthusiasm of the BRAC University Computer Club students and The Tech Alliance, a segment of the session was spent on making five to six project samples within a short time. Amazingly with completed souvenirs of liter light and enlightened zeal of being the change, the seminar came to a wholesome and promising end at 6:30 pm.

Article Courtesy: Ms. Lamia Tasnim, CSE Department, BRAC University Computer Club (BUCC) & The Tech Alliance of Bangladesh.

To know more about the Liter Per Light project, read our previous article Sunlight in a bottle: Story of A ‘Liter of Light’

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