‘Training on IGAs help make beneficiaries self-reliant’
GAIBANDHA, Dec 8: Director General of Bangladesh Rural Development Board (BRDB) Muhammad Moududur Rashid Safdar said the trainings on income-generating activities (IGAs) can help change socio-economic condition of the beneficiaries and make them self-dependent.
The knowledge acquired from the training on different trades should be utilised in their practical life aimed to eradicate their poverty and change their living standard to build a happy, prosperous and enriched nation, the DG said.
DG of BRDB and also Additional Secretary of the government Muhammad Modudur Rashid Safdar made the comments while addressing an inaugural session of twelve-day long IGA-based training at Radhakrishnapur, an outskirt of the district town, on Saturday morning as chief guest and senior team leader of sharique Programme, Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation David William Morley was present at the event as special guest.
Gaibandha Integrated Rural Poverty Eradication project of Bangladesh Rural Development Board (BRDB) under the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives arranged the function.
With Project Director and also Deputy Director of BRDB here Abdus Sabur in the chair, the function was also addressed, among others, by DD of BRDB and also personal secretary of the DG Sadequr Rahman and NCDM, sharique, Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation AFM Amir Uddin, while Gobindaganj Upazila Rural Development Officer (RDO) Enamul Haque was moderator.
DG of BRDB Moududur Rashid Safdar said after ending the trainings, all the selected beneficiaries would be provided loan with nominal interest from the project to help them engage in IGAs so that they can earn economic benefit and reach the desired goals.
The DG also urged the project beneficiaries to work properly in a bid to turn their yards and surroundings of their houses into agro farms and other working places utilising the loan money of the project and to make it successful.
A total of 180 project beneficiaries of six upazilas of the district are taking part in the trainings on different issues including fish culture, cow and goat rearing, kitchen gardening, garments, sewing, computer, fridge and mobile phone services, and driving, said Jahangir Alam, Sadar RDO.