03 November 2009, Dhaka. A high profile delegate consisting four members of UK parliament visited several core programs of BRAC at Shirajgonj on 2nd November, 2009. The delegate came to Bangladesh to watch the development projects funded by DFID in Bangladesh.
In the morning the delegate visited the BRAC's Pre- Primary school and Government Primary school at char Kalyani, in Shirajganj. They spoke with students as well as their parents. Later they also visited the Government general hospital and Comprehensive Reproductive Health Clinic.
The team visited Choneka, a member of BRAC's ‘CFPR-TUP living in Ariya Mohon. They enquired her about various issues relating to her well-being. The team also met Razia, Sobura, Sakina and Aysha, members of CFPR (TUP) and became familiar with their income generating activities. They had a discourse with the Village Poverty Alleviation Committee, Health workers, Panel Doctors, members of the Health Forum. Later the group observed the activities and the class of the Legal aid Centre and the panel of the lawyers.
The members of the UK Parliament are John Battle, Mark Hendrick, Marsha Singh from Labor party, and Nigel Evans from Conservative party. Danial Davis from DFID and from BRAC officers Tania Zaman, Director Chairperson's Office, Faruque Ahmed, Director, Health Programme, Safiqul Islam, Director, Education Programme, Dr. Faustina Pereira, Director, Human Rights and Legal Services Programme and Rabeya Yasmin, Programme Head, Challenging the Frontiers of Poverty-Targeting the Ultra Poor were also present.