On January 1, 2016 Parents of Secondary Schools and Madrasha of Chirirbandar upazila, Dinajpur has signed on a commitment letter during receiving books from the school for 2016. The commitment is “NOT TO ARRANGE MARRIAGE of their children before the age of 18 for girls and 21 for boys”.
The signed commitment is one of the successes of PHR program towards preventing child marriage. PHR program team took number of attempts to make it success like, meeting with headmaster and principals in presence of upazila secondary officer, motivating UP Chairman and upazila secondary education officer to issue letter and orientation workshop for teachers. The commitment letter is developed (that reflects the Child Marriage Restraint act 1929) with the support from local administration, upazila secondary education office and union parishad. As of today, a total of 11,619 parents signed the commitment letter (of them 6958 parents of girls and 4661 of boys) NOT TO ARRANGE CHILD MARRIAGE of their children in Dinajpur program area. PHR is working with 250 schools in its working area.
The successful event was covered by a local media. For more, browse the link – http://www.karatoa.com.bd/details.php?val=277430&pub_no=2192&news_type_id=1&menu_id=54&view=archiev&arch_date=01-01-2016