On 14 March 2023, Dr Lilly Nicholls, Canadian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, visited Moanoghar. She was accompanied by a delegation from the Canadian High Commission to visit the project activities supported under the Global Affairs Canada through the UNDP SID-CHT project and BRAC in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. During her visit, Stefan Liller, UNDP-Resident Representative to Bangladesh, and Prasenjit Chakma, Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP, were present.
Ven. Buddha Datta Mahathera, Joint General Secretary and Ashok Kumar Chakma, Executive Director and Arupan Bikash Barua, Assistant Head Teacher of the Moanoghar Residential School, received the Canadian High Commissioner and delegates.
Dr Lilly first visited a class of the Advanced Graphic Design and Freelancing (AGDF) at the Moanoghar Institute of Technology (MIT) followed by a tree plantation at the MIT premises. She interacted with the students to know how they were doing with the AGDF course. She expressed her appreciation to see the commitment of the students and progress of the graphic design and freelancing course.
The High Commissioner also visited a Bangla class to learn the experience of the students how they learned languages like Bangla and English in the school.
In the conference hall of the new academic building, BRAC in cooperation with the Moanoghar Residential School set up stalls to showcase the activities implemented on ‘learning Bangla by the students, pedagogies of teaching specific subjects such as English and Mathematics. Dr Lilly visited all the stalls and interacted with the students and teachers. During the stall visit Safi Rahman Khan, Director of Education, Skills Development & Migration and Nobonita Chowdhury, Director, Gender Justice and Diversity at BRAC, were present.