Women’s role stressed for peaceful society
The 'graduation celebration of the Mother Schools Bangladesh' was held at Institute of Diploma Engineering at Kakrail in the capital.
Nari Maitree and Community Participation and Development (CPD) supported by USAID, Women without Borders and Manusher Jonno Foundation jointly organized the event recently.
At the programme, certificates were distributed among the mothers, who took part in the three month (July-Sept) long course under the MotherSchools project.
A total of 120 mothers have completed the MotherSchools Parenting for Peace Model in the capital. As part of the project, the mothers were trained on how to groom their children as the country's worthy citizens.
The project was supported by the US Department of State, US Agency for International Development, and Management Systems International, and with implementation support by Nari Maitree and (CPD).
Highlighting the importance of mothers' role in upbringing children, speakers the programme called for empowerment of mothers so that they can carry out their duties properly.
If empowered with necessary supports, mothers can bring up children properly, they observed.
Women are the key to families. Qualified mothers can play an important role in making their children as the worthy citizens. Peaceful families can contribute to a peaceful country. Women have much to offer. Hence, they need necessary supports, they said.
Dr. Edit Schlaffer, executive director of Women without Borders, Rand Olson, USAID Mission Director, writer Selina Hossain, Shaheen Akter Dolly, executive director of Nari Maitree, Shaheen Anam, executive director of Manusher Jonno Foundation, among others, spoke at the event, which was chaired by Moslema Bari, executive director of CPD.