Students in Satkhira, Bangladesh, where chronic flooding known as water-logging closes schools periodically, are forced to discontinue their studies, like Jhampa Government Primary School, which remained suspended from all academic activities for four months, during the last rainy season.
In Bangladesh, there is no clause in the political party constitutions and Representation of People’s Order (RPO) of Election Commission about children’s participation in politics; and there is no guideline to protect them from any political violence. In the past children were widely misused by the political parties in different political activities and for that they were the victims of physical and mental torture.
On the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8, 2017, Ms. Morjina Begum, Executive Director of Mukti Mohila Shamity (MMS), partner organization of Save the Children, based in Rajbari, received ‘Joyeeta’ award at the national level from the state minister for women and children affairs, Ms. Meher Afroz Chumki, for her outstanding performance as a woman leader.
The National Disaster Preparedness Day (NDPD) was observed across the country on March 10, 2017 with emphasis on expediting disaster preparedness programmes among the people and making them well equipped for lowering the risk of natural calamities.
A three day training on Photography and Life Skills was organized for the members of NCTF, Rayerbazar Executive committee on 28-30 March.