IOM donates bus for children with disabilities in Cox’s Bazar
Publish- February 09, 2020, 07:40 PM
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Update- February 09, 2020, 07:43 PM
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN migration agency, has donated a 30-seat coaster bus to Cox’s Bazar Arunodoy School, a specialised school for children with disabilities, as part of stepped-up efforts to support the host community.
The bus handover event was held at the school on Saturday attended by several hundred participants, including students with disabilities, teachers and community members.
State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain was present as the chief guest at the event attended by Public Administration Secretary Shaikh Yusuf Harun, Deputy Chief of Mission of IOM Manuel Pereira, National Liaison Officer of IOM BM Masiur Rahman were, among others, present with Md Kamal Hossain, deputy commissioner of Cox’s Bazar, in the chair.
Thanking IOM for their continuous support for people with disabilities in Cox’s Bazar, the state minister said, “We’d be glad if they can also extend this kind of aid in other districts of Bangladesh.”
Arunodoy is the first institution of its kind in Cox’s Bazar and has opened its doors to 700 students; 500 special needs children and 200 street children.
Arunodoy School aims to help students enter the mainstream education system.
IOM’s Manuel Pereira said, “IOM sees this initiative as a landmark and we hope with it more children will have the opportunity to access education and adequate specialized care.”
Earlier, the IOM donated 50 wheelchairs to Arunodoy School for children with special needs.