Tamim Ahmed
Tamim Ahmed
7 Nov 2021 (1 year ago)
Araihazar, Narayanganj, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Knowing about Faatiha Aayat will change your life [Fatiha Aayat]

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Fatiha Ayat, a 10-year-old of Bangladeshi origin, is a fourth-grader at Gifted and Talented Programs in New York City.

Participated several times in national level math competition and was first in Honorable Mention in last math competition.

Moreover, he regularly participates in various UN conferences and speaks on various issues and discusses the rights of underprivileged children.

Loves to draw pictures and write letters on various subjects. Although he is a citizen of the United States at present, he has infinite love for his motherland. His father’s house is in Bangladesh.

And so seven-year-old Fatiha spoke at the United Nations about the destruction of Bangladesh’s forests by the Rohingya and its harmful effects on global warming.

Once when he was asked in a national level mathematics competition in USA, why are you carrying the flag of Bangladesh even though it is not an international event? In response, the Fatiha verse says, ‘As no one from the country of my predecessors had ever won this contest before, I regard my own achievement as the achievement of all of them. I am dedicating this award to all the talented math-loving students of Bangladesh.

Although he lives in the United States, his heart is full of Bangladesh. Fatiha last spoke on the issue at the UN World Youth Day on August 12. United Nations Deputy Assistant General Satya Tripathi, who was present there, mentioned Fatiha in his speech.

Earlier Fatiha participated in 16th International Human Rights Conference 2019, United Nations Day 2017 and Women Peace and Security Agenda 2017. At these events, Fatiha spoke about child abuse, gender inequality, domestic violence, inhumane life in refugee camps and the impact of climate change on children. Even in the math competitions Fatiha participates in, she talks about children’s right to a joyful education.

Regarding mathematics, Fatiha Ayat said that she is always very nervous at the beginning of any competition. His father gets angry when he sees him nervous. His father could think of no alternative to being confident.

Fatiha’s mother then gives her courage. For example, the 2017 National Mathematics Pentathlon Academic Tournament had five events. Fatiha lost the first two events. Because, he was very nervous. He was five and a half years old at that time, this was his first mathematics tournament in his life, that too a national tournament of such a large scale. Mother gives him a lot of courage, loves him a lot. Fatiha then won the remaining three events and became the first Bangladeshi to earn the ‘Honorable Mention’ title in that competition. Apart from this he participated in JEI Math Olympiad 2019, National Math Festival 2019, Global Math Week 2017.

Fatihar has some video tutorials on his Facebook page and YouTube channel. He has a studio in a corner of the living room in their house. Earlier parents used to help, now she dresses herself, prepares light-camera and green skin, records videos, edits herself in Premiere Pro or Fiber Cut Pro’ and uploads videos herself.

Apart from mathematics, Fatiha uploads various content on HTML coding, science, geography, Tafseer of Qur’an and contemporary issues.

There are videos of Fatihar on the Kashmir issue, as well as videos of his letter to the mayor of New York on the issue of garbage trucks and his reply. Fatiha has two books on Amazon, unveiled by fiction writer Anisul Haque.

Fatiha has wanted to be an astronaut ever since she met astronaut Don Thomas at NASA, astronaut Nicole Stott at the National Science Festival and scientist Nathan Ruthman at the Science Port.

He thought that nothing could be more joyful than seeing the earth from space. But after that day of first fasting, he no longer wanted to be an astronaut. Now he wants to grow up to do something to contribute to world civilization, so that no other child spends a single day in hunger or thirst.

It can be in many ways. For example, if he is a geological engineer, he will build rainwater reservoirs for more use of rainwater without wasting it, which will quench the thirst of children in all parts of the world. Genetic scientists will discover the DNA profile of different foods to make them more nutritious for children. After all, whatever he is, he wants the profession to be for children.

Fatiha said, ‘When I came to the United States at the age of four, my parents were very careful not to make English my first language. Dad takes me with him every day to listen to BBC Bengali news, if I don’t understand something, I ask him. I watch Bengali movies every week with my mother. I can read and write Bengali. Even in New York, I regularly read Bangladesh board textbooks.’

Fatiha says, ‘I have won many painting competitions. Dad’s office is decorated with my paintings. Teachers use my drawings in various school leaflets and materials. I recently went on a trip to Alaska. On my return, I wrote letters to the forest rangers, glacier pilots, adventure guides, eco-artists I met there and sent pictures taken with them.

Fatiha fasted on the first day, and enjoyed much hunger and thirst. He wanted to eat a lot that day. Before Iftar, Fatihar felt that she would eat all the food and water in the world alone. His father then told him that as he was hungry that day, thousands of children of his age in Yemen, Syria, Palestine, Somalia, Ethiopia suffer from hunger and thirst every day. From that day Fatiha changed her dream.

Moreover, he wants to make education fun for children. He thought that study was the most fun among all other things. Then children will be interested in books.

He talked about the education system of Bangladesh. It is understood according to his words. The education system of Bangladesh is very weak. The most taught subject in Bangladesh is the culture of their country.

The reason why the people of Bangladesh are lagging behind in science or other ICT is their education system. He thinks that they can know the culture of their respective countries from their magazines and internet. For this reason, it is not right to give additional professions to students separately. As a result, many students will find learning hard and lag behind.

And such thoughts come to the mind of some people. We should all appreciate him. He thinks back to his background in the United States. I salute him. May he continue his journey.

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