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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Lessons Learned from the Adolescent Development Program (ADP) in Bangladesh
South Asia Partnership Canada
Cordially invite you to a mid-day presentation
Lessons Learned from the Adolescent Development Program (ADP) in Bangladesh
Country Director, USCC Bangladesh
On: Tuesday, June 25, 2002
From: 12 to 2 PM
At: Room 202, 1 Nicholas Street, Ottawa
Among the poorest of the poor in Bangladesh, women are the most deprived.
Adolescents are also neglected - adolescent girls in particular. With
limited access to education, food, clothing, and medical services, most of
them turn to early marriage, resulting in high rates of pregnancy, domestic
violence, divorce, and desertion. Clearly, youth in Bangladesh, especially
adolescent girls, need to be educated in order to provide them with the
confidence and skills that will allow them to improve their lives.
USC Canada and its international partners, which have been working to
alleviate poverty in Africa and Asia for more than 50 years, recognize that
low female literacy rates, contribute to the vulnerability of girls and
women to exploitation on many level. As a result USC Canada has made
child/adolescent protection one of its strategic global priorities.
After years of development work in rural areas, USCC Bangladesh noted that
development projects for women often fell short of objectives because they
addressed poverty alleviation needs in a curative rather than a preventative
manner. USCC Bangladesh is implementing a successful Adolescent Development
Program (ADP) in Bangladesh since 1996. Since its inception, the ADP has
focused on adolescent girls in the rural areas of Bangladesh. In an effort
not to limit the scope of the program, an adaptation was launched in 1999
comprised of a rural boys ADP. In its short history, the ADP has achieved
remarkable results. The presenter will share the lessons learned from the
ADP in Bangladesh, at this round table.
For More Information:
Canadian Program Manager
South Asia Partnership (SAP) Canada
1 Nicholas Street, Suite 200
Ottawa Ontario K1N 7B7
Phone: (613) 241 1333, extension 226
Fax: (613) 241 1129
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