Impact

Rafid Alam Khan, iEARN-Bangladesh Alum

Life is like a rainbow to us all as it helps us to have different patterns and shades at various moments. Thus iEARN-BD is a part who have taught me to be a perfect person, and has given me the right to be of what I am today. In 2009 I was awarded with the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (K-L YES) Program scholarship by the U.S. Department of State and the Bureau of Education & Cultural Affairs. Being a fully funded sponsored scholar by the government of the United States of America only didn't let me know the world from a different perspective, but also helped me to make a home away from home; and this all has happened for International Education And Resource Network-Bangladesh (iEARN-BD). I have been a part of iEARN-BD since June 2010.

During my exchange year I had the opportunity to represent Bangladesh as a Youth Ambassador to the people of the United States and to other friend from all over the world. As a contestant of International Education Week 2009, I was crowned with the 2nd prize and am the sole winner from Bangladesh to uphold such a great certificate. Moreover as a part of the scholarship I have got to do about 210 hours of community service which lead me to achieve "The President's Voluntary Service Award" from the President of the United States of America, Mr. Barack H. Obama. Besides, I was never falling back from my studies. I had a good grade which got me enrolled in the Honors Society of my school district.

After returning as an exchange student I had the opportunity to work with iEARN-BD as an Intern in Student Counseling for K-L YES Program. I have had the honor to promote about K-L YES 9 and be a part of the total recruitment procedure. I was in charge as a project coordinator in two different projects which was organized by K-L YES Alumni-Bangladesh in-collaboration with iEARN-BD. I have also worked as an advisor in a numerous projects. Moreover I was designated as the Event Management Coordinator by iEARN-BD in Youth TechCamp.

Besides all these, I have never felt tired of being a part of iEARN-BD and of any other organization related to this name. I was selected to uphold Bangladesh to the world as a Youth Leader in iEARN 20th International Conference & 17th Youth Summit, Qatar 2013.

Concurrently, I am studying Process Engineering at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada. I have completed my high school from Winnipeg, Canada after getting done with grade 11 in the United States as an exchange student.

I believe we all have a potential of being a perfect human being. Everyone of us has our own way of doing it and thus we look for a peaceful world where we can be ourself and do what we want and need to.

Thanks to iEARN for helping me in being a global citizen!