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(18-24 October, 2011)

Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE) organized and conducted an Exposure/Study Visit during 18-24 October, 2011 to Nepal with the aim of sharing the highlights of education programs of both the countries and acquiring knowledge & experience from Nepal in the field of education. The visitation program was coordinated by National Campaign for Education (NCE), Nepal. Twelve participants including 6 professionals from the Ministry for Primary and Mass Education (MoPME), 2 from NGO Affairs Bureau, 1 from Bangladesh Teachers Association and 3 from NGO sector.


During the program the team visited Ministry of Education, Department of Education, Non-formal Education Center, Sree Bachhala Devi Lower Secondary School (formal Government school), National Campaign for Education (NCE), Nepal, Namuna Mohila Vidyalaya (a formal school operated in non-formal mode), Central Teachers' Union, Nepal and a national NGO Didi Bahini. Besides these the team also visited many historical and beautiful natural sights, such as the King’s palace at Bhaktapur, the Pashupatinath Temple, The Kamona Temple, The Golden gate, Pokhara etc.

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(12 October, 2011)

Draft Gender GuidlineCAMPE organized a Sharing Meeting on the Draft Gender Guideline for NFE Curriculum. The meeting was held at CAMPE Training Centre on 12 October 2011. More than forty participants including education material developers, representatives from organizations working on gender issues, relevant government officials and other professional bodies participated in the workshop to finalize the draft guideline for addressing Gender Equity in non-formal education materials. Mr. Ranjan Karmakar, Executive Director of Steps Towards Development presented the draft guideline while Mr. Tapon Kumar Das, Program Manager of CAMPE facilitated the sharing session which was chaired by Ms. Tasneem Athar, Deputy Director of CAMPE.


World Teachers' Day is celebrated across the world on 5th October to acknowledge the contribution of the teachers and appreciate their role to make education meet the needs of future generations and emerge as future leaders. This year the focus is on the role of teachers to bring about gender equality. We demand gender equality at all level irrespective of sex, ethnicity and poverty level. It is therefore essential to ensure effective implementation of the National Education Policy 2010 along with other gender responsive acts and policies.
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(12-14 October, 2011)

An Advanced Training Workshop on "Ensuring Mainstreaming Education for Children with Disability" was held on 12-14 October 2011 at CDD Training Center, Savar, Dhaka. The Workshop was a joint initiative of CAMPE and Centre for Disability in development (CDD). A total number of 19 representatives from Government, NGOs, Teachers’ Union along with Community Watch members participated in the workshop. To select the participants CAMPE requested the Community Watch groups and Head of the Teachers' Union for nomination.

In 2009 & 2010 CAMPE organized some orientation workshops on "Inclusive Education for Children with Disability". As a follow-up activity CAMPE has taken this initiative of advanced training to see the progress in relation to include/mainstreaming disable children in the education system. As we know positive attitude of teacher's towards inclusive education is vitally important to retain the children with disability.

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(5 October, 2011)

WTD 2011World Teachers' Day was celebrated in Bangladesh on 5th October to acknowledge the contribution of the teachers and appreciate their role to make education meet the needs of future generations and emerge as future leaders. This year the focus is on the role of teachers to bring about gender equality. As part of World Teachers' Day observance a Rally was organized by World Teachers' Day 2011 National Committee, Bangladesh. The Rally started from the National Shaheed Minar and ended at the Teacher Student Center (TSC) of Dhaka University. Thea Rally was led by Mr. A.A.M.S. Arefin Siddique, Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University.


The Rally was followed by a Discussion Meeting held at the TSC Auditorium. The Hon’ble State Minister, Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury was present as the Chief Guest in the Meeting. The meeting was presided over by Principal Quazi Faruque Ahmed, Senior Teacher Leader and Member of National Education Policy Implementation Committee.

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(18 September, 2011)

ILD 2011

Bangladesh celebrated the International Literacy Day 2011 along with millions of fellow people around the world who raised their voice in demand of quality education for all with this year’s theme “Literacy and Peace”.  It is fairly agreed that Illiteracy exacerbate cycles of poverty, ill-health and deprivation which persuade discord among the people. The day is observed while Bangladesh is facing gradual destabilization of society with 47% of illiterate population.

National Program
CAMPE organized a National planning meeting with the development organizations prior to literacy day on 16 August to facilitate the coordination of government and other development organizations celebrating the day around the country. At the national level CAMPE coordinated the participation of NGOs in the main event of ILD 2011 organized by the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education. The Hon’ble Minister of Primary and Mass Education Dr. Md. Afsarul Ameen, MP and State Minister Md. Motahar Hossain graced the main national event as Chief Guest and Special Guest after a colorful rally traversed the main points of the city to the venue Osmani Memorial Hall, Dhaka.  As part of ILD observance a Round Table discussion was organized by Bourea of Non Formal Education at the afternoon of 8 September 2011.


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