Access to information (a2i) program and TQI-II project of Ministry of Education have jointly organized a Training Workshop on digital content development and use of multimedia class for visual impaired teachers of Bangladesh. The workshop was organized for the first time in Bangladesh at Dhaka Teachers Training College. The training workshop will be held from 4 to 18 of January ’16. 25 visual impaired teachers from all over the country participated in the workshop who works at government administrated schools. Education Minister Mr. Nurul Islam Nahid MP inaugurated the program.
The workshop provided a unique opportunity for all the participants to come together and learn how to use computer and multimedia in their respective classroom for not only technological advancement in Education sector but also for their own development. A2i, TTC, YPSA (Young Power in Social Action) and Bangladesh Visually Impaired People’s Society’s trainers provided the training. The trainers of this workshop are well trained and some of them are visually impaired. This gave the participants to have the confidence to learn and use new technology and methods in their own work-field. After this workshop the participants will be able to develop digital contents for their class on their own. Also they can use Daisy Multimedia Books which has been prepared for the students of class 1 to class 10.
According to the policy of the current government of Bangladesh visual impaired persons are being employed in different government jobs. An initiative of providing Daisy Multimedia Book and Brail Book to the visual impaired students has taken jointly by a2i programme, Ministry of social welfare and Ministry of Education.
Secretary of Education Ministry Mr. Md. Sohrab Hossain and Senior Social Sector Specialist of Asian Development Bank Mr. Rudi Van Dael were present as special guest on the inaugural program. The program was presided by the Director General of Directorate Of Secondary And Higher Secondary Education Prof. Fahima Khatun.
Media coverage : The Daily Star