Monday 26 February, 2018

ISDE launches training program for skills development of Rohingya and Host Community women in Ukhia

17 Feb 2021 | 10: 33 am

ISDE Bangladesh a local non-Governmental voluntary Social Development organization launches Women Skill Development Training Centre at the entrance of Thaingkhali of 13th number Camp in Palangkhali Union of Ukhia Upazila in Cox’s Bazar. The 2nd batches training program has been started to ensure economical and professional skill development of the displaced Rohingya women who have taken refuge in Bangladesh from Myanmar and Host community women. The center was started by the local non-governmental development agency ISDE Bangladesh with the support from WJR, United Kingdom. Palangkhali UP Chairman Mr. Gafur Uddin Chowdhury inaugurated the center through an informal function. ISDE Bangladesh Program Coordinator Md. Jahangir Alam, UP Member Mr. Joynal Abedin, Project Officer Office Mr. Nur Hasnat, Local Community Leader Mr. Sahab Uddin, Trainer Ms. Khaleda Begum and others were present on the occasion.

The skills development center will provide training to Rohingya and Host community women in various skills including prevention of child marriage, special counseling on mental health issues, awareness on gender equality, prevention of gender-based violence, tailoring and handicraft training etc. There is an opportunity to train 100-120 girls and women in each batch of 20-25 people a day. At the end of the training, sewing machines will be distributed among the successful trainees. Already 90 trainees have successfully completed the training through this center.

It is noted that as a local non-governmental development organization ISDE Bangladesh has been provided Rohingya FDMNs displaced Rohingya people who have been displaced from Myanmar in camps 9, 10, 13, 18, 19 and host communities of Palangkhali Union Ukhiya Upazila to provide humanitarian assistance to the since August 25, 2017. The humanitarian assistance are establishment of child education centers, emergency health services, non-food items distribution, awareness on prevention of gender-based violence, protection of child rights, awareness on prevention of trafficking in women and children and sexual harassment, water and sanitation services, education on personal health care, skill development training for women etc. It also provides emergency food and disinfectants have been distribution to the COVID-19 epidemic affected jobless unemployed people to ensure food security for minimizing losses and prevention of COVID-19. Besides it also implementing epidemic leaflets, festoons, hand sanitation and hand wash facilities installation on COVID-19.