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Around 9,400 school children in the district, both boys and girls, are receiving life-building skills and support that will help them flourish their physical and mental development.
The children including 5,400 girls age group from 6 to 14 are getting the privileges through 17 socialisation centres under a three-year project titled “IKEA Good Cause Campaign”. ‘I Play, I Learn and I’m Safe’ was the main theme of the project.
The project is being implemented in two wards of Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) and two pourasavas and three unions under Godagari upazila in the district. Association for Community Development (ACD) is implementing the project in association with Save the Children.
ACD staffs revealed this while addressing a daylong annual workshop of the GCC at Godagari Pourasava conference hall in the district on Wednesday. Pourasava Mayor Monirul Islam, Panel Mayor Munira Begum, Social Service Officer Md Rasheduzzaman and Women Affairs Officer Sharmin Shapla addressed the meeting as guests of honour.
The meeting participated by all stakes discussed elaborately on how to work together to support vulnerable children for reducing unsafe migration.
In his concept paper presentation, Soroj Kumar Biswash, Monitoring and Documentation Officer of ACD, said the project intends to prevent unsafe migration and advance the rights of children on the move to protection, education and play.
He details aims, activities and implementation strategy of the project that means to transform the children into worthy citizens through multidimensional approaches.
The meeting was told that 4,500 parents, 150 public representatives and 140 teachers are being imparted need-based training so that they can create and ensure congenial and convenient atmosphere for the children.

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