YPSA, an organization for sustainable development, has distributed smart phones among 40 visually impaired women students from different educational institutions of Dhaka. YPSA has already provided smart phones among 200 visually impaired students in Bangladesh, of whom more than fifty percent of women. In continuation of this, smart phone distribution and an orientation program was arranged on 22nd April at Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) auditorium, Dhaka.
PKSF chairman and eminent economist of the country Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad was present as the chief guest in the function.
Deputy Managing Director of PKSF Dr. Md. Jasim Uddin was present as special guest while Md. Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive of YPSA moderated the phone distribution program.
Chief Guest said that human dignity of all citizens must be established in order to ensure sustainable development and overall development of Bangladesh. For this reason, all the students with disability need to access to information technology and the use of this tool for their education.
Using the information and communication technology, they have to be educated and trained for decent employment. At the same time, the state also should take measures concurrently to ensure respectable employment. He added.
Special guest at the meeting Md. Jasim Uddin highlighted the expansion of this kind of effective and innovative initiative across Bangladesh for all the students with disability.
This year, YPSA will provide more smart phones to 300 students and will organize orientation program for them.