Wednesday, June 24, 2015

New website and Director for Bholas Children as Ali Retires

Welcome back to our new website which we have updated to reflect the changes in Bhola.

Ali turned 62 in March and decided it was time to let a younger man take Bhola’s Children forward. We were lucky enough to persuade Zakirul Haque, whom we have known for many years, to join us as our new director.

Here he is with his wife and two daughters. As soon as we have created appropriate accommodation, they will join us in Bhola.

Meanwhile we now have a strong local committee, with whom we work closely. The Managing Trustee was a Lt. Colonel in the Bangladesh army who, on retirement, set up a successful life assurance company.

He speaks perfect English, as does Zakirul, so telephone conversations are now easier. He is known to his friends as Manik. He and his wife, and another trustee, have all been in London for a few days which gave us an opportunity for a very productive Trustees Meeting.

On Sunday we had Open House here in Cornwall Grove, so that as many donors as possible could meet Manik. Luckily it stopped raining just in time for us to lunch in the garden.