Illishia Jamila Begum High School has opportunity of Japanese visit of encouragement every year. Every time the Japanese group visits the school, they have a cultural exchange program where both parties perform something representing their cultures such as singing or dancing. There are few foreign visitors in the village. This opportunity is one of the biggest events of the school. For some students, this is the most awaited extra-curricular activity of the year.
Moreover, not only they exchange entertainments each other, the students of Illishia Jamila Begum High School also joins the Japanese group’s reforestation work which is the main reason the group visits Bangladesh. Through planting mangroves struggling with the mud together, the students and the Japanese visitors strengthen their emotional bond. The school principal Mr. Nurul Hossain spoke, “we are truly thankful for the continuous support from Japan. It is very encouraging for the students to have enjoyable time with the Japanese visitors".
●START YEAR：2004 ●：NUMBER OF STUDENTS650人 ●ADDRESS：Illishia, Chakaria, Cox’s Bazar