RCE Greater Dhaka Conducts Community Engagement Sustainability Program: Hygiene 1.0

A community engagement sustainability program: Hygiene 1.0 was conducted in an urban slum near IUBAT on 22 November, 2021. Organised by student organisation IUBAT Earth Chapter under the guidance of IUBAT Institute of SDG Studies (IISS), collaborating with RCE Greater Dhaka, and supported by BYEI (Bangladesh Youth Environmental Initiative), the program was concentrated on proper waste management within slums, introducing ideas such as separating decomposable and non-decomposable waste. Two large recycle bins were initially set in the slum. The practice of waste separation will be monitored weekly by the students and community dialogues will be done with sector forums and city corporations for collection of the waste from the slum. The slum will be under the guidance of IUBAT for building waste management practice. 

Honorable Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Abdur Rab, Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Hamida Akhtar Begum, Brig. Gen Dr Md Zahid Hossain took part in the event and encouraged the youth by giving a valuable speech. The event was sponsored by M Shaikh Imran Akhand Shuvo, Senior Lecturer of the university, co-sponsored by Bangladesh Youth Bangla Travelers and supported by media partner Smile Seekers. Professor MA Rahman, coordinated the program.

(Photo credit: RCE Greater Dhaka)