The one-year program is for children with disabilities ages 0 to 18 years old, as well as their families and community members who live in the project areas.
According to a press release, the objective of this program is to support children with disabilities to access to education, health, and development from mainstream service providers, to minimize social stigma and prejudice against children with disability with the goal of improving social inclusion in the community and support the children and their families to enable them to learn and earn.
The program will support 300 children with disability aged between 0 to 18 years and their families, community members living in the project locations, caregivers, teachers, 20 primary schools and 200 teachers, school management committee members, community people, local elites, and other adults.
From March 2022 to February 2023, the “Integrated Support for Children with Disabilities” initiative will enhance access to education, health services, development, engagement, and well-being through inclusive methods, assisting in the attainment of the UN SDGs.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Habiganj district Ishrat Jahan as chief guest along with civil surgeon, ADC (General), ADC (Education and ICT), deputy director (DD)- district social welfare office, district education officer (DEO), district primary education officer (DPEO), assistant district primary education officer (ADPEO), district youth development officer, inspector of police Habiganj district; and upazila social welfare officer of Nabiganj Upazila and Chevron Bangladesh’s Corporate Affairs Director, Muhammad Imrul Kabir attended the event.