Ensuring education for slum children stressed

12 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: Development activists and slum-dwellers at a human chain here unequivocally called for ensuring education rights of the slum daughter child for transforming them into worthy citizens.

They mentioned that hundred percent school enrolment, quality teaching and stopping dropout can be the vital means of attaining the cherished goal of flourishing hidden talents of slum children, reports BSS.

Bangladesh Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (BARCIK), a research-based development organisation, and Namobhadra Shelterless People Development Organisation (NSPDO) jointly arranged the programme at Namobhadra Slum in the city in observance of the International Daughter Child Day- 2019.

BARCIK Regional Coordinator Shahidul Islam, NSPDO President Shafiqul Islam and its General Secretary Miton Mian and slum- girls Chandi, Kakoli and Kajoli addressed the meeting.

The discussants unanimously said concerted effort of all government and non-government entities concerned has become an urgent need for ensuring quality education of the slum and all other underprivileged children.

The girls, at the event, depicted their problems relating to the institutional education and sought cooperation of the government agencies concerned to solve the problems so that they can be transformed into worthy citizens through flourishing their latent talents effectively and meaningfully.

They also urged the government and the affluent people in society to come forward for the welfare of underprivileged children.