Members of ‘Agrani Mohishkhoncha Union Federation (AMUF)’ set up a computer training centre (CTC) at its e-public information centre (e-PIC) premises in Aditmari upazila of Lalmonirhat on Thursday afternoon.
The CTC was launched with incomes earned through providing e-services to common people by the e-PIC set up with RDRS Bangladesh assistance under the Strengthening Community-based Organisations for Pro-poor Democratic Governance Project (SCOPE).
Head of Programme Coordination of RDRS Bangladesh Monjushree Saha attended the ceremony, formally launched the CTC and inspected training activities as chief guest.
Chairman of AMUF Mozmul Haque presided over the function participated by members of the male and female youth forums of AMUF, youths and local civil society members.
Mohishkhoncha union Chairman Mosaddek Hossain Chowdhury, Senior Social Development Officer of RDRS Bangladesh Zulfiqar Ali, Senior IT Officer Raihanul Islam Ratan and Technical Officer (Agriculture) Saiful Islam addressed, among others.
Programme Manager (Filed Coordination) of RDRS Bangladesh for Lalmonirhat Maidul Islam narrated about activities of the e-PIC that was launched in 2008 to reach all government services to the people in the process of building a digital Bangladesh.
The male and female members of the Youth Forums of AMUF have been operating the e-PIC to provide digitised e- services to the common people, including farmers, educated unemployed youths, students and everyone, at their doorsteps.
“We established the CTC with incomes of the e-PIC to turn local educated youths into skilled human resources and IT professionals by imparting training on computer and information and communication technology (ICT),” he said.
The chief guest appreciated the initiative of setting up of the CTC to benefit the common people of rural area alongside with speeding up the government efforts for building a middle income digital Bangladesh by 2021.
“The CTC will provide training on computer, ICT and outsourcing to the students and educated youths of the area to turn them into skilled human resources for becoming self-reliant and improving life standard,” she hoped.