A new model school of the Abinta Kabir Foundation has opened in Dhaka’s Vatara area.
US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat inaugurated the school on Wednesday, said a press release quoted by UNB on Thursday.
"I have to say the foundation and everyone who is working for it, especially Abinta's mom Ruba, are very fortunate because Abinta left this amazing road map of what her dreams were and what she wanted to see done," Bernicat was quoted as saying in the statement.
"Maybe in addition to bringing in more students, it would be really interesting to bring students who are inspired to be teachers here, so they could be interns and work with the children," she added.
It was Abinta's passion to spread education among young children, especially those who are unable to afford it.
"It was her dream to see a time where no child is denied access to education and now, with the inauguration of this Abinta Kabir Foundation School, we take it on as our responsibility to fulfill her wish," Bernicat said.
The Foundation also has five schools in Natore, which opened in February this year.
Another school in Bashabo is also going to start later this month.
Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy in Dhaka Joel Reifman, USAID Mission Director (Bangladesh) Jaina Jaruzelski, Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs Andrea Brouillette-Rodriguez, Director and Chief Operating Officer of Scholastica School Wasima Parveen, Ruba Ahmed and Nilu Rowshon Murshed were also present.
Abinta Kabir, along with 19 other hostages, was killed in the terrorist attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan on July 1 last year.