Educo Bangladesh, through its ALOY ALOW project, has been working in the hard-to-reach tea gardens of Bangladesh for more than three years now. Educo’s activities are planned and implemented not only to support the tea garden communities’ parents but mainly to nurture their children in a healthy and child friendly environment.

From 31 July to 04 August, a 5-day long residential ‘Basic Training’ for care givers of Day Care center was organized at Sreemangal under ALOY-ALOW project in leadership of partner organization BTS. 17 Caregivers from 3 partners (BTS, PROCHESTA & MSEDA) have participated in the training. With the focus of childcare and development, the key objective of the training was to develop skills and techniques of the care givers to provide a child-friendly environment and ensure quality care to make children feel good about themselves and have opportunities for proper development.

Shahida Akter, Upazila Women Affairs Officer, Sreemangal visited the training and states, “There is no alternative to daycare centers for women workers in tea garden areas. The ALOY-ALOW project has established Day Care centers in tea gardens and training for caregivers, which is very promising. The integrated development program being implemented by this project will contribute immensely to the improvement of the quality of life of the tea workers.” It is noteworthy to mention that this project is funded by ChildFund Korea.

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