“Young generation is the best hope for making modern Bangladesh in future. So they should be well educated and well trained for getting employment opportunity. Leadership development program of YPSA is increasing the capacity of youth and participation of youth engagement in democratic processes effectively and actively as well as to enhance community development in Chittagong. I am expecting the great success of this project” said Deputy Commissioner of Chittagong Mr. Mesbah Uddin while he was present as chief guest in a coordination meeting of Leadership Development Program Leaders and different Govt. departments organized by Department of Youth Development, Chittagong with the support of Counterpart International.
The coordination meeting was held at the Conference hall of Youth Centre, Department of Youth Development, Halishahar, Chittagong on December 3, 2014.
Mr. Mokhlesur Rahman, Deputy Director, Department of Youth Development, Chittagong presided over the meeting while Md. Safiul Azam, Regional Manager, Karmasangstan Bank, Chittagong was present as special guest.
Ms. Farhana Taslim Nipa, Program Officer of YPSA described the leadership development program (LDP) activities of YPSA and role of LDP leaders on the Social development of Sitakund upazila, Chittagong in her presentation.
She said that as a result of previous advocacy of LDP leaders, five Union Parishad administration set up suggestion box and a School for better services in the working area. She acknowledged Department of Youth Development for their supports of implementation Leadership development program of YPSA.
Importantly, after the successful completion of first phase, Counter Part International extended this project for the second phase. The second phase of the LDP project duration is from October, 2014 to September, 2015. In the second phase, YPSA will select 1512 Youth leaders (605 of them must be female) and 1512 Community leaders (605 of them must be female) in 18 Union Parishad’s of Ramu upazila of Cox’s Bazar, Sitakunda & Mirsharai upazila of Chittagong and Comilla South Sadar upazila of Comilla district.
Md. Shafiul Azam, Regional Manager, Karmasangstan Bank, Chittagong, Ms. Arpana Dey, Program Coordinator, Youth Training Centre, Chittagong, Md. Shahidul Islam, Senior Trainer, Department of Youth Development, Chittagong, Subrata CHowdhury, Deputy Director, Department of Family Planning, M. Shahid Miah, Department of Cooperative, Imrul Hasan, Department of department of Narcotics Control, Chittagong answered different questions raised by LDP leaders in the open discussion session.