The children of our Pallabi Community Center greeted INCLUDED Country Office staffs with this lovely and wonderful card (hand made and drawn by them) on the eve of biggest festival of Bangladesh - Eid ul Fitr. EID Mubarak to all of you!
We are extremely glad that Saikat Majumder, a renowned and internationally acclaimed photographer has joined us as the Photographer Ambassador for INCLUDED. He has been supporting us with his brilliant photographs. You can see several of his photographs being used in our official website. Rita and Jonathan honoured him with INCLUDED name cards. All of us are excited!
INCLUDED Bangladesh team along with Rita and Jonathan had to do meeting at the INCLUDED Bangladesh Office. We discussed to strategies and ways to adopt to roll Bangladesh programs faster to implement in 2014.
The ground floor of this building has been hired to set up the 2nd Community Center in Dhaka. Very soon, the center will be vibrating with colourful activities of center staffs, teachers, parents and most importantly children.
Mr. Iqbal Ahmed, Director - Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Govt. of Bangladesh visited our Agargaon Community Center on 10th May. He was instrumental during our registration process. The ECD children getting introduced with him, expressed their interest to become a diplomat of the country i.e. as big as him, in this fashion!
For the very first time, we have been able to broker services for the migrant communities. The Department of Primary Education, Ministry of Mass and Primary Education has provided us with Teaching - Learning materials for one-year long Pre-Primary education for our 2 community centers. This materials will be used in our ECD program. Earlier 2 trainers from the same Department provided training to the ECD Facilitators. The District Primary Education Office, Dhaka will also do monitoring and provide supports to our programs regularly. We have already applied with the DPE for signing MOU with us. It is in the process!
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.