Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Stockholm University and Life Academy, Sweden organize International Training Program on ICT and Pedagogical Development (ICTPD) each year. The regional workshop for the batch “ICTPD-2014A” was held at Cox’sbazar in Bangladesh jointly organized by Life Academy, Access to Information (A2I) program under Prime Minister’s Office and Ministry of Education of Bangladesh. ICTPD-2014A batch consist of 25 members from various countries like Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kosovo, Bolivia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Sweden, India and Bangladesh. The entire team visited YPSA’s ICT & Resource Center on Disabilities in Chittagong on 29 November.
Visitors attended a meeting at the conference room of YPSA Head Office where Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee, Program manager of YPSA made a presentation in order to introduce YPSA and its IRCD activities and achievements for the person with disabilities. After the meeting, visitors visit IRCD Computer Lab and Digital book production room. They talked with 15 youth PWDs and gathered experience that how can visually impaired and people with low vision can access to the computers. They also talked with two chess players who were playing chess without their vision.
Visitors were very impressed during their visit to YPSA. They realized that People with disability can be involved in mainstreaming development around the globe through empowering them with technology.
Mr. Afzal Hossain Sarwar, Policy Expert (Education), Access to Information (A2I) program and other three government official from National Academy for Educational Management (NAEM) and Primary Education Department were present with the visitors.