WHO WE ARE
The activities of CEI are carried out by a core group who form the Board Members of the organisation.
Honorary President: Dr. Malcolm Green (Trustee)
Chairman: Dr. Mozammel Huq (Trustee)
Vice Chairman: Dr. Rose Mary Harley, OBE (Trustee)
Treasurer: Dr. Helen Cargill Thompson (Trustee)
Ms. Aladin Ali (Trustee)
Ms. Irene Graham (Trustee)
Mrs. Kumkum Huq (Trustee)
Mr. Tariq Jaman (Trustee)
Ms. Liz Kristiansen (Trustee)
This is shown in some detail separately under “International Programmes and Links”.
Since its inception, CEI has been depending heavily on volunteer support for its office administration and fund-raising, with occasional involvement of part-time paid employees.
For over a ten-year period from the late 1990s, Mr George Rawlinson greatly helped in establishing the Charityand also taking an active part in its office administration in the capacity of the founder Secretary of CEI.
For over a number of years during 2002-2008 (approx.), Mr Peter Morrison kindly served (in a voluntary capacity) as the Education Development Officer of CEI and, thanks to his help and support, two highly successful volunteer teaching visits to Uttar Bangla College took place, each visit for about a two-month period: by Ms Sallie Buchanan and Dr Gill Scharer (2002); and Ms Mary Gilles and Ms Norma Smith (2005).
CEI is also very grateful to a number of volunteers including the following for supporting CEI’s office administration and/or fund–raising especially during 2008-2013 (each working for brief periods):
Miss Elaine Bryceland
Miss Julie Gibson
Ms Nishat Hyder
Ms Christina Laybourn
Mrs. Onyinye Ough
Mr. Drew Ritchie (actively helped in resource mobilisation from 2009-2011).
Over the last few years, Miss Molly Huq in Glasgow (UK) and Mr Zainal Abedin in Kakina (Bangladesh) have been greatly helping CEI (as volunteers) mainly with office administration and also providing help with website development/maintenance.
USA: Mr.Waliul Hafiz and Mrs. ShamseAra Hafiz have been two of our dedicated volunteers in the USA (based in Bolingbrook, Illinois). Their fund-raising initiatives and support, especially for helping the vulnerable people (with assistance in cash and kind),has been extremely helpful inattacking poverty head on. They have been actively operating the US branch of CEI, with Mr.Waliul Hafiz serving in a voluntary capacity as its President.
Mr. Waliul Hafiz (President)
Mrs. Shamse Ara Hafiz
Mrs. Tahmina Rahman
Mrs.Tahmina Huq (Nargis), based in Berlin, Germany
Md. Jahid Faruki [Active CEI volunteer, based in Melbourne, Australia (previously in Malaysia)]
Many other individuals have also generously given their help and support, and we at CEI would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of them.
Since its inception, CEI has been actively helping various developments at UttarBangla University College (UUC) especially given our key focus on educational advancement of the people in general and the female and the poor students in particular. Our aim to help the poor people suffering from poverty has also greatly motivated us to support the Kakina Rural Health Centre (KRHC) and the Orphans' Welfare and Poverty Alleviation (OWPA) programme – two other projects which CEI has also been actively supporting.
In an attempt to strengthen its close link especially with the wider ethnic minority community in Scotland, CEI has helped to implement the following two local projects (listed below).