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Philippines’ Princess Maria Torres spends time with Bangladesh’s special children

  • Senior Correspondent,
    Published: 2018-04-04 00:51:17 BdST


Filipino social activist Princess Maria Amor Torres has visited the PFDA-Vocational Training Center (PFDA-VTC) in Dhaka and spent time with the children with special needs.

The PFDA-Vocational Training Center is the first organisation in Bangladesh that works on capacity-building for persons with neuro-development disabilities.

It said the princess visited the centre at Mohakhali on Tuesday along with the Honorary Consul for Chile in Bangladesh Asif A Chowdhury.

Chairman of the centre Sajida Rahman Danny accompanied the princess and Asif during the visit and showed them the activities of the organisation.

The princess is also the founder and President of ‘We care for Humanity’ and she is currently visiting different centres of the special children in the world.

The PFDA Centre is dedicated to provide learning opportunities through life and livelihood skills, promote methods to empower young adult and adult with neurological disorders so that they utilise their potentials and take part in mainstream society and in cases, obtain independence.

Part of this initiative is to ensure employment of persons with disabilities and in 2017, 63 persons have been engaged in paid employment with different companies.