Community welcome programme held in Ctg
Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) organised the Community Welcome Programme for the Global Xchange Team-79 at Theatre Institute Chittagong on Sunday.
YPSA has British Council, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and Nagorik Uddyog (NU) as partners for the Global Xchange Programme.
The fist exchange programme was held in 2007 in Houndslow, UK and Rangpur.
The current exchange programme is being held between Caithness, UK and Chittagong.
As part of the programme, the UK and Bangladesh exchange volunteers, which brings together 18 volunteers, aged 18-27 years, from both the UK and Bangladesh.
The volunteers have successfully completed the UK phase and now they are in Chittagong working with different NGOs.
The programme will continue till the end of February 2009.
Principal of Agrabad Women's College Prof Anwara Alam was present on the occasion as the chief guest while Md Zakir Hossain, chief executive, Nagorik Uddyog, Md Shafiqur Rahman, programme development officer, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and Tasneem Abedin, branch manager of British Council, Chittagong were present as special guests.
The programme was presided over by Md Arifur Rahman, chief executive, Young Power In Social Action (YPSA) and line manager, Global Xchange Programme.