Workshop on Field Level Implementing Strategies of Uplifting the Lives of Elderly People Programme
A workshop on Field Level Implementing Strategies of Uplifting the Lives of Elderly People Programme was held on July 23, 2017 at PKSF Bhaban. A total of 120 Focal Person and ProgrammeOrganisers of 52 Partner Organisations were present in the day-long workshop.
Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, the honorable Chairman of Palli Karma- SahayakFoundation, Mr. Md. Abdul Karim, honorable Managing Director of PKSF and Mr. Md. Fazlul Kader, Deputy Managing Director (Programme) were present at the inaugural session of the workshop. The honourable guests discussed the background and perspective of the Uplifting the Lives of Elderly People Programme. They welcome the workshop participants and gave necessary guidance to them.
In his speech Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad said that in order to establish human dignity it is important to manifest the thoughts of grassroot people andrecognise theirinnovations. He said that in old age, people become ineligible in many ways. “These neglected, destitute elderly peopleshould not rehabilitate in old home rather they should be served at their own homes”.
Mr. Md. Abdul Karim in his speech emphasised the importance of inclusive development in sustainable poverty reduction. Referring the necessity of the workshop heasked the participants to contributethe workshop effectively. Mr. Abdul Karim also urged the focal person and programmeorganisers of the respective partner organisationsto be the pioneer in uplifting the lives of the elderly people by implementing the programme at field level successfully.
Mr. Md. FazlulKader said that like the dispersion of lights during the sunset, elderly people enlightened us with their knowledge and experiences before their departure. Comparing the old social center to the lighthouse, Mr. FazlulKader said “by establishing a social center, we are establishing a lighthouse which will encourage the other people to establish more”.
Mr.Abul Hasan Md. Abdul Qaiyum, Deputy General Manager, PKSF gave a presentation and discussed on strategies for Uplifting the Lives of Elderly People Programme at field level. In the workshop, the respective officials gave chapter wise presentation on the ‘Guideline to Implement the Uplifting the Lives of Elderly People Programme’. There was also a separate presentation from PKSF Audit Division, where the participants were briefed about budget formation and re-imbursement.
In the workshop, focal person of three POs as RIC, Jagarani Chakra Foundation and Ghasful shared their field level implementation experiences.