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.
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.