Financial assistance to five women in Kalapara
In order to increase alternative income, financial assistance has been provided to five poor women in Kalapara of Patuakhali. Each of them was given Tk 10,000. The upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) was provided assistance after a meeting at the meeting room of the upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) on Wednesday morning to inform about two projects named “Parivartan” and “Ipzia” of the non-governmental international development organization World Concern Bangladesh.
Upazila Nirbahi Officer Shankar Chandra Baidya presided over the function. Upazila Parishad (Acting) Chairman Shahina Parvin Seema was present as the chief guest. Among others, Upazila Agriculture Officer A.R.M. Saifullah, Upazila Livestock Officer Dr. Md. Gazi Shah Alam, Assistant Director of cyclone preparedness program CPP Md. Asaduzzaman Khan, Upazila Project Implementation Officer Md. Humayun Kabir, Officer-in-Charge (Investigation) of Kalapara Police Station Md. Mostafizur Rahman were present as special guests.
Officials of various government departments, union parishad chairmen, NGO representatives and media persons were present on the occasion. Program Managers Sylvester Michael Madhu and Francis Tamal Halder presented the contents of the two new projects on behalf of The World Concern. World Concern Bangladesh Project Officer James Rajib Biswas moderated the programme. Seema Veronica Rosario, project officer of Ipzia, said the funding was aimed at empowering women, including tackling the effects of climate change, increasing alternative incomes at the family level.
Besides, the organization has been working for a long time in various risky unions of Kalapara upazila. In continuation of this, the project has started work in two new ways in Baliatali, Mohipur, Latachapali and Nilganj unions with the financial support of donor organizations Tearfund-UK, Sidorfund-Hong Kong and Interact-Sweden. He said the projects will work in a new way to build a disaster-resilient population by improving the quality of agriculture and livelihood, including increasing disaster awareness, eliminating gender inequality, ensuring children’s rights and protection, adapting to the climate and climate change of the backward communities.