Social Media Campaign on disability awareness held
DRRA organized a Social Media Campaign on Disability Awareness for the children with disabilities on 24 November 2016 at Doulotpur Pilot Girls’ High School ground supported by Niketan and ICCO, the Netherlands. A.M. Naimur Rahman (Durjoy), Member of the Parliament, Manikgonj-1 was present as Chief Guest. Md. Tozmmel Haque (Toza), Upazila Chairman, Md. Shofiur Rahman, Upazila Nirbahi Officer, and Md. Toufique Hossain, Upazila Social Welfare Officer, Doulotpur were present as Special Guests. Chairman from different Union Parishads attended the program. Antoinette Termosuizen, Secretary of the Niketan was also present in the event. More than 300 children with disabilities were present in the event. DRRA organized this campaign for creating awareness among the mass community on the disability issues. The event covered different case studies of the children with disabilities, education materials, different leaflets, posters, journals and the products from the ability center where the youth with disabilities involved with the production of the assistive devices and education materials displayed in the campaign. After the discussion, certificates and ID cards distributed to the community volunteers of We Can project. At last, the Chief Guest of the program inaugurated the photo exhibition. The advocacy group members performed the pot song and cultural program at the same time.
The local elite persons, Union Parishad Chairmen, political leaders, Upazila chairman and Chief Guest donated money for parents’ forum. Journalists from the different National and Local Newspaper and electronic media participated the campaign.