A delegation of Canadian High Commission in Dhaka visited different development programmes of Brac emphasizing the necessary support to working women and the poor population at Ukhiya.
The programmes are amied at improving the socio-economic condition of local people at Ukhiya upazla in Cox's Bazar district.
BRAC, financed by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), has taken up a project for providing health services and running income generating activities for ultra-poor people in the area.
Under the project, BRAC has provided assistance to 11,585 ultra-poor people at 10 unions of Ukhiya and Teknaf upazilas of Cox's Bazar from April 1, 2019.
The project is scheduled to continue till March 31, 2023.
The delegation included Phedra Moon Morris, head of Development Assistance of the High Commission; Maegen Andolfatto, first secretary; and Mir Md Saifur Rahman, development advisor.
Sajedul Hasan, director of Humanitarian Crisis Management Programme (HCMP) of BRAC; Hasina Akhter Haque, regional director; Md Nurul Alam Razu, chief of HCMP; were also present during the visit on Tuesday.
The delegation visited Ayesha Abed Foundation at Jadimura, and a centre for skill training, financed by GAC, and a workplace for those received skill training at Court Bazar in Ukhiya upazila.
The delegation stayed at Ayesha Abed Foundation for some time and exchnaged views with BRAC officials.
The delegation also talked to working women and assured of providing necessary support to the uplift programmes, taken up by BRAC for developmnt of local people.
Later, the team went to a BRAC-run Community Tailors where they talked to working women there.
During the interaction, Phedra Moon stressed on taking up pragmatic programmes for prevention of child marriage among local people and Rohingyas and protection of children.
Sajedul Hasan said, "we need to hold more advocacy at the grassroots level for preventing early marriage and protecting children. Taking into consideration the situation, which arose due to Covid-19, BRAC will face the challenge in this regard in the days to come."