PLCEHD added a new dimension to the diverse activities of non-formal literacy programs which are being implemented by Non-formal Education Bureau under the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education. PLCEHD project is designed to turn the target people (11-45 years) into skilled human resource through training on skill building, profession-oriented activities, income earning and creative activities in addition to making them literate under literacy program. On completion of the training on skill development for self employment, trainees will be provided with microcredit support so that they can carry on petty business.
Padakhep has been implementing the project at Feni sadar, Daganbhuyan, Porshuram, Fulgazi, Chhagolnaiya and Sonagazi upazilas of Noakhali district as one of the co-partners. The project will continue up to 2012.
Major objectives of the project are as follows:
- Continuing post-literacy education
- Enhancing human resource through skill development initiatives
- Providing training on income generating activities (IGAs)
- Facilitating credit for IGAs