Mobile servicing training for ethnic begins in C’nawabganj

RAJSHAHI Some twenty youths from the ethnic minority

families have got scopes of building their capacity and skill through

receiving training on mobile phone servicing and repairing in Chapainawabganj

district.

Agriculture Sustainable and Socio-economic Development Organization

(ASSEDO), a national level voluntary development organization, organized the

training under its Fighting Forced Labour with Adivasi and Dalit Communities

in South Asia project.

Department of Youth Development (DYD) is extending overall support to the

training programme.

This was revealed in opening session of a month-long residential training

on the promising trade and business sector at DYD Building Auditorium in the

district today.

DYD Deputy Director Zabed Iqbal, ASSEDO Executive Director Rabiul Alam and

its Field Coordinators Mahbub Jaman, Musammat Daisy and Aminul Islam

addressed the inaugural ceremony.

The meeting was told that around 4,000 ethnic minority people including

2,000 women will be engaged in various income-generating activities in Barind

area in phases for lifting them out of poverty by December, 2021.

To this end, 1000 of the enlisted people from 2000 households will be

brought under need-based training on various trades and vocations like

electrics, mobile, mechanic, tailoring, computer operating, beautification,

driving, carpentry and building construction.

The skill and capacity building activities are being implemented under the

three-year project in 30 villages under Tanore Upazila in Rajshahi and

Nachole Upazila in Chapainawabganj districts.

Rabiul Islam said the project is intended to fight against the systemic

and structural vulnerabilities of marginalized agricultural communities for

eliminating the menace of child labour.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)