Suzanne Müller, Deputy Head of Mission Embassy of Switzerland and Katri Hoch, Humanitarian Aid Coordinator visited YPSA’s project Interventions in Cox’s Bazar on 07 December 2021. During visit, they have observed the Life Skills Education (LSE) sessions at Surutia Senior Madrasah, Bangla Bazar, Cox’s Bazar.
YPSA CEVEC Consortium is implementing project named ‘Community Engagement in Countering Violent Extremism in Chattogram Division’ and this project funded by GCERF. Since 2016, YPSA CEVEC Consortium R 1 has been implementing this project in Cox’s Bazar & R2 has been started from November 2019 in Chattogram Division & Cox’s Bazar District.
During visit, Suzanne Müller discussed different PVE related issues with the students of the LSE session. Students shared their opinions and expressed their involvement in this regard. Suzanne Müller has given her heartfelt thanks to all students, teachers and Organizers for conducting LSE session in the institution to bring about free violent extreme society.
During this time Ms. Khaleda Begum -Team Leader of YPSA CEVEC Consortium & Deputy Director of YPSA, Mr. Nazmul Barat Rony – Program Coordinator (Training & Campaign), Mr. Bana Ratna Tanchangya – M& E Officer,Md. Abu Taher – M& E Officer, Mohammed Harun – Program Manager, Mr. Abidur Rahman – Upazilla Manager, Jitu Barua – Field facilitator & Shaila Mustafa – Field Facilitators presented among others.
At first, the principle of the Madrasha (Faith base educational Institution) Mr. Maolana Kairul Bashar Siraji and the Madrasha Management Committee welcomed Suzanne Müller, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Switzerland and Katri Hoch, Humanitarian Aid Coordinator, Embassy of Switzerland.
Mr. Jashim Uddin, Teacher at Surutia Senior Madrasah, has conducted the LSE session. 50 students of class nine have participated in this session.
Suzanne Müller, Deputy Head of Mission Embassy of Switzerland, Bangladesh interacted with students of Surutia Senior Madrasah to know about the conditions of violence & extremism in Cox’s Bazar, GBV status in Community, the responsibilities of youth on prevention violent and extremism, how the local community people make interaction with Rohingya Community. During interaction students of the session replied accordingly.
Suzanne Müller, Deputy Head of Mission Embassy of Switzerland, Bangladesh said that, she impressed to see the session and felt very happy to interact with students. She said, ‘I am conveying thanks to all member of YPSA CEVEC consortium and management of YPSA for their tremendous effort on prevention violence extremism. She expressed her hope that very soon she would meet again on next visit.