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International Girl Child Day: Speakers say skill training, employment for girls are a must

  • Published at 09:08 pm October 11th, 2018
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Kanbar Hossein-Bor, acting British High Commissioner to Bangladesh speaks at a programme organised in observance of International Day of the Girl 2018 at the head office of Underprivileged Children's Educational Programme (UCEP) in Mirpur, Dhaka on Thursday, October 11, 2018 Dhaka Tribune

'Girls education is must to overcome the challenges in the life and for the development of a nation'

Empowerment of girls is essential in Bangladesh as it is preparing to enter a world of work that is being transformed by innovation and automation. 

The speakers came up with the suggestion at a programme organized in observance of International Day of the Girl 2018 at the head office of Underprivileged Children's Educational Programme (UCEP) in Mirpur on Thursday.

With the title "With Her: A Skilled Girl Force," this year, the speakers stressed the need for expanding learning opportunities for girls and equipping them with skill training and employment.

A non-profit and non-governmental organization UCEP Bangladesh serves children, youth (especially girls), women, persons with disability (PWD) and ethnic minority groups- for changing their lives through education, skill training and employment support. It is working for a target group of 14 to 18 years.

UCEP aims to uplift the socio-economic conditions of underprivileged communities–especially the underprivileged children and adolescent where 50% are girls, through help to learn skills to earn.

With an aim to address the girl child problems, the speakers called for raising awareness among boy students about girl child problems. 

Kanbar Hossein-Bor, acting British High Commissioner to Bangladesh was present as chief guest.

Girls education is must to overcome the challenges in the life and for the development of a nation, he said.

Education with proper working skill is the only way to overcome all obstacles on the way of development, he added. 

ABM Khorshed Alam, Chief Executive Officer of National Skills Development Council (NSDC) said, we have gained  tremendous success in the field of education but skilled education is must for creating a skilled youth society. 

On the occasion, a cultural programme was organised where the students of UCEP performed. Kanbar Hossein-Bor, exchanged views with the students.

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