On Wednesday 24 February 2016, the National Seminar & Launching Ceremony of the Project – Education and Health for Child Waste Pickers supported by ChildHope UK/ Big Lottery Fund was held at CIRDAP Auditorium to make people aware of the actual condition of waste pickers of Matuail dump site of Dhaka and to share the objective of the project with the potential stakeholders.
About 150 representatives of parliament, government organizations, national and international NGOs, service club organizations, electronic and print media, academics and the waste picker community participated the event.
Adv. Fazilatunnesa Bappy, Honorable Member, Bangladesh National Parliament was present as the Chief Guest of the event. In her speech, she said,
“We want to see a dream that all the children are going to school by leaving waste picking”
Besides her, Seayda Roksana Islam Chameli, Ward Councillor for Ward-13, 19 and 20, Ms. Jill Healey, Executive Director, ChildHope UK, Mr. Amit Arulanantham, Partnerships and Programmes Manager, ChildHope UK, Mr. Imtiaj Rasul, Vice-Chairperson, GUC Ms. Shaheen Akter Dolly, Executive Director, Nari Maitree and Mr. Mozammel Hoque was present as the Special Guests.
A K M Maksud, Project Manager and the Executive Director, Grambangla Unnayan Committee presented a brief presentation on the project.