Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah (R.)

Today on Wednesday, 05th June 2024, at 11:00 am, Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) organized a Upazila-level inception meeting of Ashshash Phase II project in the meeting room of Keraniganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer’ s Office. The Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Keraniganj, Md. Abu Riad was the chief guest of the event. Sk. Mahabbat Hossen, Team Leader of Rights & Governance presided the event and inaugurated the event with a welcome speech.

The master of the ceremony, Noore Saba Jyoti, Case Manager- Economic Development of Ashshash Project, with a skilful approach, conducted an introduction session among the participants. Later, an informative documentary was screened in the event portraying the tragic experience of human trafficking victims and their struggling turn around form the misfortune with help of Ashshash project. Ashit Banerjee, the Regional Coordinator of Ashshash Project gave a brief presentation on goal and objectives of the project. The presentation was followed by an open discussion facilitated by Jobiada Najneen, the Project Manager of Ashshash project where guests expressed their utmost willingness to contribute for the noble cause. At the end of the event, the chief guest drew a hopeful conclusion of the event by thanking all the participants for sharing their valuable insights.

Among the other valuable guests, Haji Abdul Ali, the chairman of Ruhitpur Union; Md. Nazrul Islam, Upazila Youth Development Officer; Md. Alauddin, Upazila Social Services Officer; Ms. Mala Baral, Upazila Women and Children’s Affairs Officer and Md. Helal Uddin, Inspector of Konakhola Police Station were present. Besides, representatives of Migrants Welfare Bank, BRAC, INCIDIN Bangladesh, BASTOB, Rural Savings Bank, BCIC, District Health Complex and other GO/NGOs, community members, journalists and private sector representatives and various dignitaries were present at the event.

The project is implemented by 07 social reintegration partners in 10 districts of Bangladesh. From March, 2024, Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) with the technical assistance of Winrock International and the Embassy of Switzerland in Bangladesh, has started to implement the project for 300 men & women who escaped from human trafficking in 03 upazilas of Dhaka- Keraniganj, Savar and Dhamrai. Ashshash extends an opportunity for these people to reshape their lives with the services designed specifically toward ensuring their social and economic mainstreaming by ensuring psychosocial counselling, health assistance, legal support and economic development opportunities. With the motto of “Divine and Humanitarian Services”, Dhaka Ahsania Mission, commits to be an inseparable part of this development journey with Winrock International.