A youth organisation has launched an education inspiration campaign for the underprivileged slum children in Rajshahi city aimed at mainstreaming them through institutional learning.
The youth organisation, comprising of more than 90 students of various higher seats of learning named ‘Bangladesh Innovative Education Society (BIES)’, launched the time-fitting education campaign at Namo Bhadra area on Wednesday, setting a target of bringing all slum children under the campaign.
Bangladesh Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (BARCIK) and Youth Action for Social Change (YASC) supported the effort.
In leisure time, they will conduct the campaign four days a week for making the children school-oriented through expert counseling, drawing and edutainment. “We have initiated the campaign in order to educate the disadvantaged children through edutainment,” said Joinul Abedeen, President of BIES.
He urged the government and the affluent people in society to come forward for the welfare of underprivileged children.
In the preliminary stage, the youths conducted a baseline survey relating to the problems being faced by children. They also shared views with parents of the children highlighting the importance of education. BARCIK Regional Coordinator Shahidul Islam, BIES Vice-president SMR Rokan, president of Barind Education Cultural Diversity Protection Centre Zawad Ahmed Rafi and YASC President Shamiul Alim Shaon also spoke on the occasion.