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Sightsavers, BBDN launch project financed by StanChart Foundation

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 26 October, 2022 12:00 AM
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Sightsavers, BBDN launch project financed by StanChart Foundation

Sightsavers and Bangladesh Business and Disability Network (BBDN) launched a project funded by Standard Chartered Foundation that will support youth with disabilities in the labour market by providing them with technical skills.

Sightsavers and BBDN, in association with three local organisations of people with disabilities, Manikganj Disabled People’s Organisation to Development, Narayanganj Sadar Upazila Protibondhi Unnayan Parishad and Tangail Disabled Peoples Organisation to Development, have started delivering the 18-month long project from July 2022 in three districts, Manikganj, Narayanganj, and Tangail, said a press release.

 By working under the framework of Futuremakers by Standard Chartered, Sightsavers and BBDN will support 720 women and men with disabilities to learn new skills and improve their chances of securing a job or starting their own enterprises, without needing to relocate from their homes.

Dr Md Mafizur Rahman, Managing Director of SME Foundation graced the national launching of Futuremakers as the chief guest.

 Ardashir Kabir, President of Bangladesh Employers’ Federation was present as a special guest.

Representatives from Standard Chartered Bangladesh, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Bangladesh Bank, private employing companies, organisations of people with disabilities (OPDs) among others attended the event.