The Bangladesh Health Project has a new guesthouse for volunteers and visiting faculty! IUBAT contracted a new space at the end of February 2018, and the move occurred at the end of March.
The guesthouse is in a brand new building and is a large 2 story-flat with 6 bedrooms, a kitchen, a common area/conversation nook, a rooftop garden and patio. Each bedroom has a balcony and an attached bathroom with a shower.
It is a posh space with a great view and fantastic amenities, such as hot water on tap, air conditioning, excellent Wi-Fi, a washing machine, an elevator and a backup generator. During temporary power outages, the generator can power fans and at least one light in each room. At a mere 5 minute walk from IUBAT, it is also significantly closer than the old guesthouse, which is a 15 minute walk away. In fact, it is just across the highway from IUBAT; you can see the university from the new guesthouse!
We are now in a new, second phase of the program where the focus is on growing capacity for teaching locally with international faculty mentoring our local instructors. We are definitely in need of volunteers to work on-site with our faculty. For more information on volunteering abroad with the BHP, please visit our volunteer page or contact us using our contact page.