HR holds Interpersonal Relations Development training


DHAKA, Bangladesh, Aug. 19, 2017 - The Administration and Human Resource Department of the Christian Cooperative Credit Union Ltd., Dhaka (Dhaka Credit) arranged a half-day training for the DC Child Care and Education Centre Project at Dhaka’s Monipuripara on Saturday, 19 August.

Mohammad Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal, the former director of BIM ran the training in a participatory manner for the centre’s five teachers and one service centre in-charge.

The department held the training to develop clear understanding intending better results of inter-personal relations building in a team. ‘It helps effectively satisfy the customers who in turn will become the effective source of advertisement of the centre’s promotion,’ said Abu Hena in the training session.

In the introductory speech, Dhaka Credit’s assistant chief executive officer Liton Thomas Rozario said: ‘We had no expertise in running such an international standard child care and education centre, but we took consultation from various sources including a Singaporean consultant named David Wong Wei Li, who runs seven similar centres in Singapore on commercial basis.’

Before begins the training, Abu Hena visited the entire centre. In the beginning of the training, he said: ‘I haven’t ever seen such a wonderful equipped child care centre that also provides education. It’s definitely a foresighted initiative taken by Dhaka Credit to build ideal citizens.’ This centre can be a role model in the country, he strongly affirmed.

The contents of the training were definition of inter-personal relations, formal Vs informal relations, source of inter-personal conflicts, five strategies to maintain good inter-personal relationship by avoiding conflicts, inter-personal orientations, facilitation of smooth relations, and organizational politics.

The trainer made the participants have group discussion, writing exercise on identifying real status in their centre with remedial measures, and presenting reports in front of all.

Participating teachers were principal Dalia Magdalene Rodriques, Patsy Dona Gomes, Anjali Mondol, Rupna Rozario, Lata Christina Gonsalves, and in-charge of the Monipuripara Service Centre Shilpi Agnes D’Costa. Three of them got a 1-month training and orientation from Singapore’s ACEKIDZ, the company run by David Wong Wei Li, CEO and Director of the organization and consultant of this centre. The chief officer (CO) Sweety C Purification and junior officer Jeny Thelma Baroi were present to support the event. 

In concluding session, Abu Hena advised the participants and authority to schedule a plan of action to achieve certain level of expectation that would be evaluated through follow-up training in near future.

It’s to mention that Dhaka Credit started the unique centre, first of its kind in Bangladesh in January 2017, and now there are 24 children getting all its child-friendly facilities including game-based education of Cambridge model, nutritious meals within the timeframe from 2:30am to 7:30pm, nap, shower and what not. The centre has facility to accommodate 75 children. Children from all religious background ranging age from 18 months to 6 years can stay here.

In a grand ceremony, State Minister from the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs Meher Afroz Chumki inaugurated the centre accompanied by Dhaka Credit’s president Babu Markus Gomes and many other dignitaries. This centre is built in Dhaka Credit’s own premises to serve the needs of the children whose both the parents are working, and created accommodation facilities for the girls who come from rural areas for higher education in the capital city of Dhaka.

Report and photo by: Raphael Palma, Media Manager