Youth Climate Camp 2015 inaugurated State Minister of Youth and Sports

The southwest coastal region is unique in the context of climate change, frequency of national disaster, salinity and climate induced migration. The frequency and intensity of natural and manmade disaster has increased in last two decades and people are being shelter less during disaster, suffering are increasing day by day. People are losing their resources, lives and livelihood. People are migrating to other place for their livelihood which is called climate induced migrating. Vulnerable people of this coastal area need support. The youth are the significant number of our total population and they have to be active to help local people in the context of climate change and natural disaster.

To bring forward the youth to social work, make a youth volunteer team to response in natural disaster and climate change; LEDARS organized a three day long `Youth Climate Camp 2015` with the support of Bread for the World from 01-03 May 2015 in Shyamnagar Kinder Garten Ground. The program is presided over by the Bidhushroba Mondal principle of Munshigonj Degree College and Chairman of LEDARS. The chief guest of inaugural session was Shri Biren Shikder, honorable State Minister of Youth and Sports ministry. Special guests are honorable member of parliament SM Joglul Haider, Satkhira-04, former Member of Parliament SM Fozlul Haq, Upazilla Chairman (Acting) Mohsin-Ul-Mulk, Deputy Director of Youth Development Department Md. Romzan Ali, Upazila Nirbahi Officer (Acting) Ahsanullah Sharifi, Secretary of Bangladesh Awamileague Ataur Haq Dolon, Executive Director Mohon Kumar Mondal, Principal Jafrul Haq Babu, Vice-Chairman (Women) Shyamnagar Upazila Nurjahan Parven Jhorna,, Chairman of Koikhali Union Parishad Md. Rezaul Karim, ano other government officials and civil society members

The honorable Chief Guest thanked LEDARS for organizing Youth Climate Camp 2015. He said the youth have to be self reliant. Government of Bangladesh along with NGOs is trying to do so. He request LEDARS to communicate the Ministry to develop some important project which support the youth in this region. He also declared that a stadium will be built in this upazila to develop youth resources.