9 November 2009
Classroom activity books and complementary guides for teachers were officially launched in the coastal community of Noakhali, south-east of Dhaka.
IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and CDSP-lll (Char Development and Settlement Project) jointly organized a ceremony to launch educational books at BRDB Training Centre in Noakhali.
The programme began with a warm welcome note by Dr. Niaz Ahmed Khan, IUCN Bangladesh Country Representative. He addressed all the participants cordially, especially the teachers and delivered a speech outlining the objectives of the project. Dr Niaz noted that students are the future of Bangladesh and the teachers as the catalysts, were both the main stakeholders of the project. Mr. Mizanur Rahman, the District Commissioner of Noakhali, as the honorable chief guest delivered his speech and officially launched the two books, a guide for teachers and the student activity book on climate change. M. Hasan Zubair, the Team Leader of CDSP III appreciated the success of the project and its achievements. The Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands funded this project through CDSP-lll. Program Officer of IUCN Bangladesh, Ms Remeen Firoz, made a brief presentation to the share findings of the project. A documentary on the project was also presented to the audience. Finally an interactive session took place where community members provided their feedback. All aspects of the project, the drama named “Ebar Rana Bhai Blochhen”, contests on topic debates, art and essay writing, were highly appreciated by all. The book launching ceremony concluded with a note of thanks to all participants.