Election of child club held in Fairdpur

Sunday 5 March 2017

Save the Children

The young Child Club members of C&B Ghat, Faridpur for the first time hold its election on 16 February, 2017 to elect their nine members executive committee for the year 2017. Afroza Begum, head teacher of Aijuddi Matubbor Kandi Primary school, Tepurakandi, Faridpur played the role of the Election Commissioner and a large number of local audience, including the key government and non-government officials, journalist, Community Based Child Protection Committee (CBCPC) members, and local elites observed the entire process in a celebration mood. Following the national practice, the candidates stood before the voters - on stage, made promises and appealed for votes. The club is comprised of 80 young members – of them 38 are girls and 42 are boys who are living in the brothel and adjacent areas, but most of them are also studying in the local schools at different levels. During the event local administration and departmental authority handed over 66 Birth Registration Certificates to the parents of the children and ECCD completion certificates were awarded to the 12 tiny-tot graduates who are below five years. Project partner Shapla Mohila Sangsha (SMS) facilitated the entire process.