|Bangladesh Women in Technology (BWIT) and
Underprivileged Children’s Educational Program UCEP
In attendance 40 Girls – impact 24,000
Bangladesh Women in Technology (BWIT) and UCEP celebrated Girls in ICT Day in Bangladesh. UCEP has around 48,000 Children and about half are girls from Marginalized Communities in 8 districts of Bangladesh through its 53 general schools and 10 technical schools to “End Child Labor, Ensure Education and Employability!”. Luna Shamsuddoha, President BWIT in the Chair and Member, UCEP Board of Governors said that this is the second time we are celebrating the ICT Day for Girls Day. It has created a huge excitement, expectation and participation from Girls and Women. It is becoming an event of high impact. . The event was held at UCEP Mirpur Technical School, Dhaka on Thursday 24 April 2014 with the participation of girl students. IT Journalists and IT entrepreneurs, IT professionals attended the event. The Keynote address ‘Underprivileged Girls in ICT’ was given by Zaki Hasan Executive Director, UCEP.
UCEP is observing the day by recognizing the importance of highlighting this important agenda of Girls in ICT. While all the other expectations from education is very important in the work of UCEP does, the effort to develop employability i.e. economic value creation is amongst the top priority for UCEP. The prime reason behind this importance is about the target group of UCEP.
DELL Bangladesh donated two laptops under DELL: Student Power program to UCEP during the event. UCEP and BWIT is very happy and honoured to accept this kind gesture from Ms. Sonia Bashir Kabir, CEO/Country Manager, DELL and Vice President BWIT.
UCEP girl students shared their views on ICT with the guests. Ms. Shahamin Shahadat Zaman, CEO, CSR Centre & Member, UCEP Association, Ms. Farzana Sultana, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Access to Information Program of UNDP and Bangladesh Govt., Mr. Md. Julker Naim, Sr. Sector Specialist, BRAC Education Program, Mr. Bikash Chandra Sarkar, Deputy Head of Materials Development, English In Action, Ms. Shahida Begum, Program Director, Save the Children, Mr. Muhammad Kawsar Uddin, Bangladesh ICT Journalists Forum spoke in the occasion.