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Press Release

January 12, 2015

JICA Volunteer support continues in Primary Training Institutes

JICA volunteers are working for a long time to support different sectors of education in Bangladesh. A number of volunteers have been working for Primary Education, Technical School and Colleges, Computer Instruction etc. Ms. Yuri Ando and Mr. Kazuhiro Jo, JICA volunteers, have arrived in Dhaka on 8th of January to improve the capacity of teaching methods and teaching material in Sylhet PTI and Jessore PTI.

Five more volunteers have arrived in Bangladesh on the same day. They will work for 2 years in different sectors and districts in Bangladesh. One will work in the sector of environmental education with Dhaka North City Corporation, one will work as a PC Instructor in Barisal Technical School and College and other three will work for community development and capacity building in handcrafts at NGOs in Dhaka, Dinajpur and Chittagong.

The seven members met with Mr. Mikio Hataeda, Chief Representative of JICA Bangladesh Office and described their target activities.

PhotoMr. Mikio Hataeda, Chief Representative is seen here with new JICA Volunteers at JICA Bangladesh Office

JICA's volunteer program has been one of its core programs for more than 40 years through which the Government of Japan is extending technical support to Bangladesh in diversified sectors. Total number of present volunteers in Bangladesh is 66. Since 1973, the volunteers have been working in Bangladesh to support its effort to improve the lives of people with diversified field of expertise. They extend assistance to the citizens and villagers with friendly smiles. The volunteers reach out to the needs of local communities and try to find the ways how to solve their problems together with their local counterparts. The volunteers work in all over the country by integrating with the communities using the Bengali language.

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