In order to build up awareness and ensure participation in the program, a parents gathering has been arranged on June 19, 2014 at Agargaon Community Center. Some 45 parents attended the gathering and a student of Dhaka University IER department, Mrs Rafia Nusrat was present as guest.

The gathering started at 10.30 am. The staff members discussed our ECD program activities and how the community will be benefitted and what their responsibilities to perform successful implementation of the program. Rabeya Begum, a mother of a child says, “This is our great fortune that EC Bangladesh is implementing this program with the support of INCLUDED in our community to support our children and family”. Mrs Rafia Nusrat told that being the participant of this gathering I am feeling rather lucky because I get the scope to know about slum children and people as well as about the INCLUDED great initiatives for them”. In the meeting, parents became conscious and committed to the program. The event finished at 12.30 pm on that day.