Tuesday 06 June, 2023
13 Apr 2023 | 10: 32 am
ISDE Bangladesh a local Non Govt organization has been trained around 600 dropped out adolescent and women for a 6-months long vocational training on different trades (tailoring and dress making, beauty salon and handicrafts) by establishing Women Support Center at camp no 13. The learners also received certificates on successful completion of the training. This certificate & Sewing machine distribution and training completion ceremony has been organized at the ISDE Bangladesh office. Palangkhali UP Chairman Gafur Uddin Chowdhury honored by the presence the center through an informal function. ISDE Bangladesh Program Coordinator Md. Jahangir Alam, UP member Zainal Abedin, project officer Asif Noor Hasnat, local community leader Sahab Uddin, trainer Khaleda Begum and others were present in the program organized on this occasion. In his speech Mr. Gafur said, “The truthful effort that the participants invested for this training for the last 6 months not only harvested subject based expertise and experience, but also enriched them to contribute for the society with a pool of strengthened youth. My door is always open for you all if you need any assistance”, he mentioned.
WJR UK and Fahim Kaza Foundation USA supported WSC Project, implemented by ISDE Bangladesh. Mr. Md Jahangir Alam Programme Coordinator shared gratitude to the donors for extending their support to ISDE Bangladesh to implement this important project. He also shared his idea and humble request/prayer to the local Union Parishad, Government Offices for arranging loans for these groups of skilled trainees in order to start their own work stations.
This project has also provided soft skills training besides the vocational training, which enhanced their communication skills and raised awareness on 18 social issues including prevention of child marriage, dowry, divorce, drug addiction.
The beauty of this project is that, the trainers who trained the participants in person, were committed to ensure employment opportunities for the trainees in their workstations. So, it can be hoped that by utilizing these sets of skills, knowledge and experience gained from this project, Cox’s Bazar can be turned into a pool of productive and skillful people.
All the learners and trainers were sincerely thanked for their utmost dedication in completing the project successfully with 100% attendance rate and enthusiastic performance at the training centers and practical training in the workstation during the 6 months of this project.
Through this skill development center, Rohingya and local women will be trained in various work skills including prevention of child marriage, special counseling on mental health problems, awareness on gender equality, prevention of gender-based violence, training in tailoring and handicrafts. In this, 100-120 girls and women get training every day, 20-25 people per batch. After the training, sewing machines will be distributed among the successful trainees. Already 90 trainees have successfully completed training through this center.
It noted that since 25 August 2017, local non-governmental development organization ISDE Bangladesh has provided humanitarian aid to the displaced Rohingya population from Myanmar in camps 9, 10, 13, 16, 19 and humanitarian relief among the displaced Rohingya and Palongkhali Union, establishing children’s education centers. emergency health care, Non-food items, creating awareness to prevent violence free society, protection of child rights, creating awareness to prevent trafficking and sexual harassment of women and children, water and sanitation services, education on personal health care, skills development training for women, including unemployed and unemployed in the fight against COVID 19. Emergency food and disinfectant materials have been distributed to ensure food security for the victims. Also implementing activities related to corona epidemic leaflets, festoons, installation of basins with water facilities for hand washing.