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The 21st Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE) was held on 6th October 2018 at LGED-RDEC Auditorium, Agargaon, Dhaka-presided over by CAMPE Chairperson Kazi Rafiqul Alam and moderated by CAMPE Executive Director, Rasheda K. Choudhury. A total of 125 members from across the country participated in the meeting including Board Members Ms. Aroma Dutta, Vice Chair, CAMPE Council; Mr. Shishir Anjelo Rozario, Treasurer CAMPE Council; Mr. Mainul Islam, Director Education, Village Education Resource Center (VERC) and Jyoti F Gomes, Advisor, CAMPE Council.
After confirmation of the previous meeting minutes, highlights of the Annual Report 2017-2018 were presented for approval by CAMPE Executive Director, Rasheda K. Choudhury and it was approved. The CAMPE audit report of 2018 was presented by CAMPE treasurer, Mr. Shishir Anjelo Rozario for approval and it was also approved.
Due to completion of term National Development Program (NDP), Sirajganj was elected in place of Access Toward Livelihood and Welfare Organization (ALWO), Natore in the CAMPE Council. 10 NGOs were also awarded affiliate membership in the meeting.
The house proposed that local level consultation on financing education might be carried out with the support of member organization for a reality check. They also proposed that a survey on NGO schools charging fees from students be carried out to check how it is being managed and how the local community perceived it. The members also recommended expansion and continuation of CAMPE’s program on ‘‘Peace and Values Education” in primary schools.
One of the members pointed out that Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programs are being implemented by NGOs but the trades on which the trainings are being offered do not meet current market requirements, these need to be updated to meet contemporary demands.
The meeting concluded with a vote of thanks by the Chair.