A two-day orientation workshop on skill development was organized by Feni District Administration with the participation of members of District Child Marriage Prevention Committee, under the project “Combating Early Marriage in Bangladesh” being implemented by YPSA with the support of Global Affairs of Canada, Plan International Bangladesh.
Acting Deputy Commissioner and Deputy Director, Local Government, Mr. Mohammad Manzurul Islam, inaugurated the orientation workshop at Feni Shishu Niketan, Collectorate School Auditorium on 20th April, 2022.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, (General) Mr. Md. Masudur Rahman, Deputy Director, Department of Women’s Affairs, Feni Mr. Nasreen Akhter and Feni Shishu Niketan, Headmaster of Collectorate School Mr. Md. Shafiul Alam were present as special guests.
Farhana Idris, Divisional Manager, Combating Early Marriage in Bangladesh Project, YPSA gave a welcome speech on the occasion.
Sessions on Child Marriage Restraint Act, 2017 (CMRA), Gender Equality, Child Rights and Child Protection were conducted by Honorable members of the District Trainer Pool for Prevention of Child Marriage Additional Deputy Commissioner, (Former) Mr. Md. Masudur Rahman, Deputy Director Department of Women’s Affairs, Feni Mr. Nasreen Akhter and District Coordinator of CEMB Project Mr. Sajedul Anwar Bhuiyan.
Deputy Commissioner, Feni Mr. Abu Selim Mahmud Ul Hasan, was present on the concluding day of the orientation workshop on April 21, 2022.
In his speech at the concluding session, the Hon’ble Deputy Commissioner said that the government has taken various initiatives and plans to prevent child marriage. In order to implement this initiative, the responsible people need proper knowledge and skills in that regard. I think this two-day orientation held with the members of the District Child Marriage Prevention Committee will help the members to fulfill their responsibilities. Orientation sessions are important enough and are linked to the government’s sustainable development goals.
All government and non-government members of our district committee should have a clear idea about child marriage prevention law, gender, gender equality, child rights, child protection. At the same time, he or she has to play a responsible role as a member of the committee. I would like to thank YPSA on behalf of the district administration, Feni for cooperating in such an event. We want to take a bigger plan to declare Feni district child marriage free. He added.
He hoped that every member of the District Child Marriage Prevention Committee would take initiative in their respective sectors to declare Feni district child marriage free.
Mr. Anjuman Ara Gias, Co-President of Feni District Women’s Awami League; Deputy Director Social Services Mr. Saiful Islam Chowdhury, District Education Officer Kazi Salim Ullah; Mr. Md. Yusuf Ali, Deputy Director, Islamic Foundation; Deputy Director Family Planning, Mr. Abu Saleh Md. Forkan Uddin; Mr. Md. Abu Jafar, Deputy Director, Department of Youth Development; District Primary Education Officer Md. Nurul Islam; District Information Officer Mr. Rezaul Rabbi Monir; Khadija Akter Khanam, chairperson of the National Women’s Organization; Mr. Mohiuddin Didar, President of Kazi Samiti; BRAC District Coordinator Sumon Chowdhury and members of the District Child Marriage Prevention Committee. were present in the meeting.