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June 4, 2012 : Bangladesh: Govt implements project to bring street children under formal education

Bangladesh : Govt implements project to bring street children under formal education

DHAKA, June 3 (BSS)- The government has undertaken a project to bring 10,000 street children in 20 districts under formal education by providing each of them with Taka 15,00 per month.
The project will cover 500 children in each of the 20 districts, said State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury today, said an official release.
She was speaking at a function to distribute cheques among parents of 500 children at Lalbagh in the city under the project — ‘Enabling Environment for Children.’
The children have been receiving the money for the last 18 months.
Women and Children Affairs Secretary Tariqul Islam, and representatives from UNICEF and Nagar Shanthya Kendra were present, among others.

Reference : BSS News