Dhaka Ahsania Mission Receive UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy 2013 for its “Ganokendra” (People’s Centre) Programme
Dhaka Ahsania Mission has been awarded UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy 2013 for its “Ganokendra” (People’s Centre) Programme. In a letter dated 1 August 2013, Ms. Mmantsetsa Marope, Director, Division for Basic Learning and Skills Development Education Sector (The Literacy Prizes Secretariat), UNESCO mentioned that “the Jury highly appreciated the determination of the programme to empower women and girls to cultivate their minds and create an enabling environment so that they can use their latent social energy and forge ahead to achieve sustainable development.“
Ganokendra meaning peoples centre functions as multi-purpose community learning centre and serves as a platform to empower women and girls through literacy promotion integrated with livelihood skills training. DAM has been implementing Ganokendra in hard-to-reach poverty stricken areas in 84 sub-districts of 26 districts in Bangladesh since 1992.
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