This time, we bring you the insightful journey of a DIANA award 2020 recipient and Commonwealth Youth Awardee. He is a visionary leader who has set his way to fix children’s statistics having learning disabilities. He is the founder and CEO of Study Buddy, Sheikh Inzamam. Here is a glimpse of our question-answer session with Sheikh Inzamam.
“Be happy and spread happiness”it is my motto- Sheikh Inzamam.
What was the main idea behind the inception of Study Buddy? It all started with my family’s struggles while dealing with my childhood buddy, my elder sister, who was identified with Autism. Experiencing all the difficulties with her, I always wanted to take any initiative to help the mentally disabled ones. And finally, such an opportunity arrived in May of 2018 when the German Embassy arranged Small Scale Development Projects in Dhaka. He presented his idea of Study Buddy, an initiative to help children with learning disabilities like Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, and Autism. Being a CSE graduate, I wanted to indulge in technology(augmented reality) to solve these children’s education problems. Finally, my idea came to reality when I was announced to be the winner of that program. What is Study Buddy? Study Buddy is an alternative learning platform for kids with learning disabilities. We create a contextual source that includes Augmented reality, IoT, etc. We have also published some augmented reality books. Apart from that, we provide a service where we connect our 60+ psychological experts(physiotherapists, psychotherapists, and educators) with those special children’s parents. We have provided our service to nearly 2500 parents and children. We also create awareness about the unknown types of learning disabilities which reside in 3 out of every 10children. We have organized ten school campaigns and helped around 30,000 people to spread awareness.