Over 9,000 school children get mental development support in Rajshahi


RAJSHAHI, Dec 6, 2018 (BSS) – Around 9,400 school children, both boys and
girls are receiving life-building skills and support that will help them
flourish their physical and mental development.

The children including 5,400 girls age group from six to 14 are getting
the privileges through 17 socialization centres under a three-year project
titled “IKEA Good Cause Campaign”.

‘I Play, I Learn and I’m Safe’ was the main theme of the project.

The project is being implemented in two wards of Rajshahi City Corporation
(RCC) and two pourasavas and three unions under Godagari upazila in the
district. Association for Community Development (ACD) is implementing the
project in association with Save the Children.

ACD staffs revealed this while addressing a daylong annual workshop of the
GCC at Godagari Pourasava conference hall in the district on Wednesday.
Pourasava Mayor Monirul Islam, Panel Mayor Munira Begum, Social Service
Officer Md Rasheduzzaman and Women Affairs Officer Sharmin Shapla addressed
the meeting as guests of honour.

The meeting participated by all stakes discussed elaborately on how to work
together to support vulnerable children for reducing unsafe migration.

In his concept paper presentation, Soroj Kumar Biswash, Monitoring and
Documentation Officer of ACD, said the project intends to prevent unsafe
migration and advance the rights of children on the move to protection,
education and play.

He details aims, activities and implementation strategy of the project that
means to transform the children into worthy citizens through multidimensional

The meeting was told that 4,500 parents, 150 public representatives and 140
teachers are being imparted need-based training so that they can create and
ensure congenial and convenient atmosphere for the children.