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Caritas Bangladesh supports survivors of garment-factory victims

Caritas Bangladesh, the social development wing of the Catholic bishops in the country, held a get-together for educationally supporting students on December 15.

Caritas Bangladesh, Dhaka Region, has been implementing "Long-Term Educational Support to the Children of the Unidentified Dead Workers of Rana Plaza.” 

Rana Plaza, a garment factory on the outskirts of Bangladesh, collapsed on April 24, 2013, causing the death of over 1,100 people and injuring about 2,500 others. Most of them were workers.

Caritas’ education project has been ongoing since January 2014 with the funding support of a private donor. 

According to the activity of the graduation phase of this project, Caritas Dhaka Region organized a get-together and bank deposit or Fixed Deposit Receipt (FDR) handover program at the Caritas Dhaka Regional Office.

The event started with a soulful universal prayer by Mr. Amit Rozario, Field Officer-Rana Education Project. 

Mr. Michael Rozario, Junior Program Officer-DM, facilitated the program. Mr. Shawrab Rozario, Acting Regional Director of Caritas Dhaka Region, is the president of the program and graced as the chief guest. 

Michael also presented the project phase-out plan to the participants, outlining the program's goals.

The primary objective was to gather data on beneficiaries, including updates on their education and overall family situation. 

Additionally, the program aimed to educate participants on the effective utilization of FDRs for educational development.

Mr. Amit Rozario, Field Officer-Rana Education Project, compiled the latest six-month updates on the beneficiaries' family status and educational progress, including their education plans. 

Additionally, he shared information on the FDR handover process, obtained signatures on the muster roll, and facilitated various other activities throughout the program.

Mr. Rajon Das, Psychosocial Counselor-Tazreen MLTS Project, conducted an insightful session on safeguarding and child protection, highlighting aspects such as parental-child relationships, mental health care, and individual/family counselling. 

Das also facilitated individual and family sessions with the beneficiaries on different mental health issues. 

In his speech, Mr. Shawrab Rozario, Acting Regional Director of Caritas Dhaka Region, thanked everyone for their presence right from the beginning of the program. 

Besides, he encouraged the beneficiaries and their parents to share their future FDR utilization plans and highlighted the importance of proper FDR utilization for the beneficiaries' common good.

The Regional Director emphasized the significance of technical education and life skills development in the competitive world.

During the open discussion session, participants enthusiastically shared their thoughts and experiences related to the Rana Education Project. 

At the end of the event, Mr. Shawrab Rozario, Acting Regional Director, and Mr. Michael Rozario, Junior Program Officer-DM, handed over the FDRs to all beneficiaries.


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