On 15th March 2021, Mr. Xerses Sidhwa, Director of OPHNE, USAID visited YPSA resource center at Amin Colony in Ward-7. During the visit he became aware about community outreach screening activity on Maternal, Newborn and Children Health (MNCH) issue with the women group of YPSA PROYASH II project (Supported by Save the Children). The outreach activity was conducted with the support of USAID’s Ujjiban SBCC Project. As a part of collaboration with Save the Children to disseminate MNCH –FP-N issue under Ujjiban SBCC project, YPSA has conducted the session. Honorable chief guests Mr. Xerses Sidhwa talked with the community people and expressed his warm support in future as well for the ongoing effort on increasing awareness of maternal health and nutrition.
Some other notable guests of that visit were Dr. Samina Chawdhury, Project Management Specialist, USAID, Bangladesh, Mr. Belal Uddin, Advisor- Community Mobilization, Save the Children International, and Mr. Muhammed Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive of YPSA.
The session and group discussion with the women group was facilitated by Sanzida Akhter (Project Coordinator, Proyash Phase II, YPSA) and Syeda Jamila Siddika (Deputy Manager -Campaign & Community Mobilization, Save the Children International). Md. Habibur Rahman (Senior Project Officer-Campaign & Community Mobilization, Save the Children International) had coordinated the visit. The Urban Community Volunteers of 7 no ward welcomed the Ambassador with flowers.