Mayor of Rangpur Mostafizar Rahman Mostafa has underscored the need for bringing all children living in urban slums under inclusive education programme to attain the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
“Side by side with reducing poverty for development of backward population living in urban slum areas, education and health care of their children must be ensured to attain sustainable social development,” the Mayor said, reports BSS.
He was addressing a function arranged for distribution of educational materials among pre-primary slum children and loans among members of Community Development Committees (CDC) at City Bhaban on Thursday afternoon as the chief guest.
The Mayor distributed school bags, school dresses, shoes and stocking among 300 pre-primary level slum children and 73 CDC members of ten extended wards of Rangpur City Corporation (RpCC) under the City Governance Project (CGP).
With Chief Executive Officer of RpCC Akhter Hossain Azad in the chair, Senior Slum Development Officer of the CGP Pradip Kumar Das in the function discussed the project activities for reducing slum poverty by improving livelihoods of slum population.
Panel Mayor of Rangpur Mahmudur Rahman Titu, Executive Engineer of RpCC Azam Ali and Slum Development Officer Selim Mian addressed.
The chief guest asked pre-primary and primary level school teachers to properly educate urban slum children for making the inclusive education programme of the government successful. Other speakers discussed importance of ensuring inclusive education of children living in urban slum areas at the pre-primary and primary level educational institutions to flourish their latent talents like all other children.