The officials of the Khulna Field Office of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) visited the activities of the Volunteers Association for Bangladesh (VAB) in Shyamnagar of Satkhira. The Head of the Khulna Field Office of UNICEF, Mr. Md. Kausar Hossain, and Education Officer Mr. Md. Sajidul Islam visited the Shyamnagar Field Office of VAB and the VAB Technical Training Institute on the third floor of the JC Complex in Shyamnagar Sadar, and exchanged views with students, teachers, technical training institute manager and trainer.
Mr. Mina Habibur Rahman, Upazila Academic Supervisor (UAS) of Shyamnagar Upazila Secondary Education Office (USEO) was present as a special guest. Students and teachers of the VAB Bangladesh project schools in Shyamnagar and officials of the field office of VAB greeted the UNICEF officials with flowers. They also informed the latter about various activities of VAB Bangladesh. The activities of VAB Bangladesh were highlighted by students Tazmira Khatun, Debjyoti Biswas, Computer Trainees Mamun and Sabrina of the VAB Technical Training Institute, Field Officer and Manager of the Technical Training Institute Mr. Abdul Alim, Computer Trainer Mr. Abdullah Al Mamun, Kanthalbaria AG Secondary School's Headmaster Mr. Md. Azaharul Islam, and Chingrakhali Secondary School's Headmaster Mr. Joydeb Biswas.
During the hour-long discussion, the officials of UNICEF's Khulna Field Office learnt the details of VAB Bangladesh's activities. They expressed their satisfaction with the VAB Bangladesh activities and thanked VAB Bangladesh. On behalf of VAB Bangladesh, we express our sincere gratitude to the officials of UNICEF's Khulna Field Office.
According to a recently signed “Statement of Intent”, operational for six months starting on November 1, UNDP Bangladesh and the Volunteers Association for Bangladesh (VAB) will cooperate on an e-learning pilot project which aims to enhance access to education of 191 SSC (2021 and 2022) candidates with assistance from 22 teachers in 9 schools located in Satkhira, Kurigram, Nilphamary, Pabna, and Jashore. e-Learning by students of rural schools is a “first” for Bangladesh. The cooperative project is expected to achieve progressively greater technology diffusion in rural areas which will contribute to supplying digital skills as Bangladesh enters the 4IR era.