PM for making Joyeeta Foundation economically stronger
Published : Monday, 27 May, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 103
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday instructed the authorities concerned to make the Joyeeta Foundation economically stronger as a specialized organization.
She came up with the instruction during a meeting of the Joyeeta Foundation Board of Governors at her official residence Ganobhaban in the capital.
After the meeting, PM's Deputy Secretary KM Shakhawat Moon briefed reporters.
He said the Prime Minister laid stress on enhancing the capacity of the grassroots-level women entrepreneurs and improve the Foundation's organizational strength.
She also put emphasize on vocational education for women for the purpose of their employment.
Sheikh Hasina also said women entrepreneurs should be groomed as skilled ones so that they could engage in multipurpose entrepreneurship.
The Prime Minister said the main aim of the Joyeeta Foundation, an initiative of the government, is to eradicate poverty and make women self-reliant so that they could live in society with greater dignity.
Sheikh Hasina also briefly described various social safety net programmes of the government, including old age and widow allowances taken for the country's women.
The Prime Minister put emphasis on building the Joyeeta Foundation in such a way so that the women involved in it could take pride of this organization.
She also said initiatives have to be taken to make the Foundation more effective and brighten its name.
Elaborating the steps of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for development of the womenfolk, the Prime Minister said the Father of the Nation took various initiatives for socioeconomic development in the war-ravaged country.
"After independence, Bangabandhu had made education free for the girls and took various steps for rehabilitation of women," she said.
Members of the Board of Governors of the foundation were present at the meeting.