Health Desk-6 Sep 2019: Speakers at an advocacy meeting on Thursday stressed the need for effective engagement and smooth running of ‘Early Learning Centres’ to ensure early childhood education for unprivileged urban children in Rangpur city, reports BSS.
They viewed this at the meeting on ‘Early Learning Centres’ organised by Rangpur office of Bangladesh Shishu Academy (BSA) with assistance of UNICEF Rangpur divisional office at Rangpur Circuit House conference room.
As part of UNICEF supported ‘Early Learning for Child Development Project’, the BSA is running ‘Early Learning Centers’ in 10 Wards of Rangpur City Corporation (RpCC) where 300 unprivileged urban children are receiving early childhood care and support.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (Genaral) Syed Enamul Kabir as the chief guest attended the event while UNICEF Education Officer Sifat-E-Islam facilitated the key sessions.
District Children Affairs Officer Mushtaq Ahmed, Chief Health Officer of RpCC Dr. Kamruzzaman Ibne Taj, its participating Ward Councilors and teachers of all 10 ‘Early Learning Centres’ spoke at the event.
The chief guest stressed importance of early childhood education and asked UNICEF for ensuring effective engagement in running the ‘Early Learning Centers’ smoothly to make the early childhood development programme successful.
UNICEF Chief of Rangpur and Rajshahi Division Najibullah Hameem delivered keynote speech terming early years (0 to 8 years) as the most extraordinary period of growth and development in a child’s lifetime.