Ensuring education for slum children stressed

RAJSHAHI, Development activists and slum dwellers at

a human chain here unequivocally called for ensuring education rights of the

slum daughter child for transforming them into worthy citizens.

They mentioned that hundred percent school enrolment, quality teaching and

stopping dropout can be the vital means of attaining the cherished goal of

flourishing hidden talents of slum children.

Bangladesh Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (BARCIK), a research

based development organisation, and Namobhadra Shelterless People Development

Organisation (NSPDO) jointly arranged the programme at Namobhadra Slum in the

city in observance of the International Daughter Child Day 2019.

BARCIK Regional Coordinator Shahidul Islam, NSPDO President Shafiqul Islam

and its General Secretary Miton Mian and slum girls Chandi, Kakoli and

Kajoli addressed the meeting.

The discussants unanimously said concerted effort of all government and

non government entities concerned has become an urgent need for ensuring

quality education of the slum and all other underprivileged children.

The girls, at the event, depicted their problems relating to the

institutional education and sought cooperation of the government agencies

concerned to solve the problems so that they can be transformed into worthy

citizens through flourishing their latent talents effectively and

meaningfully.

They also urged the government and the affluent people in society to come

forward for the welfare of underprivileged children.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)