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Educo, ECD hold meeting on child development

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Published: 16:48, 30 November 2021  
Educo, ECD hold meeting on child development

Educo Bangladesh and Bangladesh ECD Network organized a learning and sharing seminar on Tuesday (30th November) entitled ‘Development of Children in Tea Garden and Haor Region: Scope and Challenges’.

Bikash Kishore Das, Former Additional Secretary, was present as the guest of honor at the event.

AKM Reazul Hasan, Member (Primary Curriculum), SCTB; and Dr. Manzoor Ahmed,  Emeritus Professor, BRAC University and President Bangladesh ECD Network, were present as guests.

Mohammad Shariful Alam of Educo Bangladesh, Project Manager, Aloy Alo Project, presented the report of the event.

In his opening remarks, Abdul Hamid, Director, Educo Bangladesh Country; said, Educo Bangladesh has been working with the government on education and protection of children for a long time. Educo Bangladesh’s strategic objective is to help the Bangladesh government achieve development plans and SDG targets through the development of backward and neglected populations. Let us walk with this objective in mind. We know that a large part of the backward people of Bangladesh are the tea garden communities who are deprived of all kinds of benefits. The children of the workers living in the tea garden came at a certain time and started working as tea workers with their parents themselves.

They have no involvement in institutional education. Educo Bangladesh started working with the objective of improving the quality of life of children growing up in tea gardens and howrah and to improve the quality of life of their parents and 30 tea gardens in Srimangal and Komalgong in Moulvibazar district since 2019 to connect them with institutional education.

The main objective of our event today is to share with all the experiences of working with the children of the tea gardens, success, obstacles and obstacles. I would like to highlight how the local government and tea garden authorities have supported us in this work. We want to make advocacy to the government so that in light of our actions and experiences, the government should take action plans for the development of children in other tea gardens. We know that the government is committed to achieving the SDG target by 2030. We are keen to work with the government to ensure that no child in Bangladesh falls behind. Educo is an international development NGO that acts on behalf of children to defend their rights, particularly their right to receive quality education. Educo works in 14 countries carrying out projects which include participation from more than 800,000 children and young people. Since 1999, it has been implementing development projects in the marginalized rural and urban areas; Dhaka, Narayanganj, Gazipur, Mymensingh, Moulvibazar and Cox’s Bazar districts of Bangladesh.

Educo works with children and their communities to promote just and equitable society that guarantee their rights and well-being with a vision of a world where all children fully enjoy their rights and lead a life of dignity.