Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) has joined hands with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to empower madrassa students in Bihar and help them helped acquire scientific, technical and social skills.
Under the Adolescent Education Programme (AEP) of UNFPA, Jamia Millia Islamia and the Bihar State Madrassa Board are the other partners in the programme.
Programme Director, Prof. Mohd Shahid of the MANUU stated that the programme will help students not only to equip themselves with the present-day requirements but also acquire scientific, technical and social skills to lead a successful life.
Dr Nadeem Noor of the UNFPA said that farsightedness is required to be a part of the inevitable change. For this we have to prepare ourselves so that the dream of a bright and radiant future can be realized, he added.
The inauguration of the state-level training for the AEP was held in Patna on Wednesday. More than 84 master trainers and facilitators from 12 districts of Bihar attended the programme.
The pilot was launched last year in two districts of Purnia and Katihar and following its successful implementation, the Bihar government decided to expand AEP to the entire state. The selected master trainers and facilitators are undergoing training from November 18 to 24 at the Youth Hostel in Patna.