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JOCV helps building future of Bangladesh

JOCV helps building future of Bangladesh
(risingbd.com, December 10, 2013 (PDF/87KB) )
Having taught at a primary school in Japan for 10 years, Ms. Kozue Akatsuka has some tips to improve education in Bangladesh. “It was the same in Japan, teachers used to speak in classes and children remained silent. But now this has changed in Japan” she says.
She came to Bangladesh as a JICA Volunteer in June, 2012 and since then she has been assisting the instructors at Primary Teacher’s Training Institute (PTI) in Jessore to achieve children-centered-education.

Govt seeks help to cut maternal deaths

Govt seeks help to cut maternal deaths
(bdnews24.com, April 17, 2013 (PDF/91KB) )
JICA held launching ceremony of SMPP Publication, "Narsindi Model: Saving the lives of mothers and children through partnership and capacity development" on 17th April, 2013 in Dhaka with attendance of Health Secretary MM Neazuddin.
The minister stressed on people's participation in this programme as lessons learnt in Narsingdi, and said, "It's not always money. It is the willingness, it's cooperation and concerted effort that can save mothers."

Expansion of Narsindi Model (SMPP) to reduce maternal & neonatal mortality in Bangladesh

Expansion of Narsindi Model (SMPP) to reduce maternal & neonatal mortality in Bangladesh
(Bengali Times, July 7, 2011 (PDF/70KB))
JICA's technical cooperation "Safe Motherhood Promotion Project (SMPP)", which aims to improve maternal and neonatal health services in Bangladesh was implemented in Narshingdi district as a pilot. Through the development of Community Support System (Cmss) for pregnant women and newborn during obstetric emergencies, the percentage of pregnant women who attended antenatal care and the deliveries attended by skilled birth attendants have significantly increased, while mortality rate of pregnant women has declined.

JICA to provide DCC 100 vehicles for waste management

JICA to provide DCC 100 vehicles for waste management
(The Independent , January 31, 2010)
Bangladesh will soon get a fleet of vehicles for collecting solid waste and some compactors from Japan to improve city's solid waste management system, said officials of JICA which launched a four-year technical cooperation project in 2007 for strengthening of solid waste management in Dhaka city.

JICA celebrates Dhaka-Tokyo historical ties

JICA celebrates Dhaka-Tokyo historical ties
(The News Today, October 15, 2009)
Over 300 spectators were spellbound as some vibrant Japanese young boys and girls attired in sharees and Panjubi making presentation of their development activities in Bangladesh astoundingly in fluent Bangla like the local people, reports BSS.

JICA move to reduce poverty by resource recycling

JICA move to reduce poverty by resource recycling
(The Independent, September 12, 2009)
A unique project funded by JICA shows a new path of producing fertilizer which could help reduce country's dependence on chemical fertilizer, says Kunio Takashi, a Japanese Expert who is playing the key role in promoting this project in Bangladesh.

Phones and farmers

Phones and farmers
(The Daily Star, June 28, 2009 (PDF/65KB))
This "luxury" item of the early 1990s translated into a "necessity" just within the span of one decade. Mobile phones are now an essential instrument to reducing "rural penalty" not only in Bangladesh but also in other rural areas.

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