Monthly Archives: April 2015

Bridging Knowledge Gap: UN and Information Literacy Training at School level

IL 01An academic outreach training on UN and Information Literacy was jointly organized by UNIC Dhaka and the Centre for Information Studies at Savar Girls High School during 17-18 April 2015. Forty students and teachers of the school took part in the training programme. The Secondary Education Officer of Savar Upazila spoke on the occasion as chief guest while the Headmaster of the School presided over. UNIC Officer-in-Charge spoke in the closing programme as special guest. He focused on knowledge gap and information services of United Nations in various level. It was a capacity building follow-up training for the school students. The resource persons were Kazi Ali Reza, Director (Communication), Dhaka Ahsania Mission, Prof Dr Mezbah-ul-Islam, ISLM, Dhaka University, Mr Minhaj Uddin Ahmed, Adjunct Faculty, Dhaka University, M. Moniruzzaman, OIC, UNIC Dhaka and a number of students. Certificates were awarded among all the participants in the closing ceremony.

Commemoration of World Autism Awareness Day 2015: Cultural Performance by Autistic Children

01Dhaka, 5 April 2015: In observance of World Autism Awareness Day, UNIC Dhaka and Bangladesh Protibondhi Foundation (BPF) jointly organized a Cultural event with the participation of autistic children at BPF auditorium on 5 April 2015. An art exhibition was also opened at the beginning of the event. In his speech, M. Moniruzzaman, UNIC Officer-in-Charge urged the policy makers and voluntary organizations to come forward with appropriate steps to meet the challenges of the people with autism. The Executive Director of BPF Dr. Shamim Ferdous presided over the function while Kazi Ali Reza, Director (Communication) of Dhaka Ahsania Mission spoke as Chief guest. They focused on various issues of autism disorders and have put emphasis on awareness programme. The autistic children of BPF Inclusive School took part in dance and musical show. Around 200 children, parents, teachers and guests took part in the event.