The delegation from the Joyeeta Foundation and CPSC Faculty Specialist Ms. Therese Tan Lee

Five officials from Bangladesh’s Joyeeta Foundation, through the intercession of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, visited the Colombo Plan Staff College on December 20, 2018 as part of its study tour in the Philippines from December 17 to 22, 2018.

CPSC Faculty Specialist Ms. Therese Tan Lee along with the officers of the Staff College welcomed the delegation headed by the foundation’s Managing Director Mr. Md. Ashraf Hossain and the Embassy’s Second Secretary Mr. Md. Arafat Rahman.

Managing Director Mr. Md. Ashraf Hossain introducing Joyeeta Foundation to CPSC

The Joyeeta Foundation was an initiative developed by the Department of Women Affairs in 2011 under the policy guidance of the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs (MoWCA). Since then, it has empowered women by providing a platform for them to develop their vocational and entrepreneurial skills.

During the visit, CPSC and the Joyeeta Foundation explored possible capacity building programs to be offered for their beneficiaries. Some of the possible topics identified include management and entrepreneurial skills for SMEs and vocational courses in culinary and textile arts.