ICDP project with UNICEF

March 2024: The latest ICDP project in Bangladesh represents cooperation between the ICDP team operating under Normisjon and UNICEF. It is a large-scale project, in which UNICEF is providing resources, as well as personnel to be trained in the ICDP programme. In addition, they produced and published a locally adapted pack of ICDP materials that will ease the implementation of the programme, envisaged to be applied by hundreds of future facilitators.

The ICDP activities were inaugurated with a ceremony in Dhaka, which was attended by the Norwegian ambassador. The ICDP trainers started to roll out the first phase of the project by conducting workshops for future facilitators with three different groups. One hundred and six participants attended the workshops and they were selected from a project linked to the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs (MoWCA).

ICDP in Bangladesh counts with a good team of trainers, some with years of experience and a few who finalized their training in 2023. Bobby Sajeda, is the trainer of trainers, as well as overall project coordinator and she keeps in touch with Nicoletta Armstrong who has been involved in forming the ICDP team. Bobby shared her impressions: “We had a great time together with the participants. The interest was high. All presented their home tasks digitally. Everyone shared their personal stories and we learned of many positive experiences with their children. Thank you for your kind support for this project. We hope through this work with UNICEF we will be able to benefit thousands of children in Bangladesh. I share some photos from the inauguration program in three different divisions.”