On 10 April, 2017 Access to Information (a2i) Programme organized an inauguration ceremony on orientation workshop for the principals of Qawmi Madrasah at Karabi Hall of Prime Minister’s Office, Dhaka. The aim of the workshop was to sensitize the Principals of Qawmi Madrasahs on the importance of technical and vocational skills, which has the potential of bringing the Qawmi madrasah students into mainstream development through decent employment. The programme was chaired by Kabir Bin Anwar, Director General (Administration) Prime Minister’s Office and Project Director of a2i Programme. Naimuzzaman Mukta, People’s Perspective specialist of a2i Programme delivered the welcome speech in this ceremony. Moulana Farid Uddin Masud, Chairman, Iqra Bangladesh and Din-e Madrasa Education Board attended the programme as a Chief Guest. He stated that ‘the system of technical training works used to be run during the Companion era (Sahaba Juug). Many of the favorite Companions of the Prophet (SWT) was associated with leather industries. They were skilled, trained by technical training and engaged with many works.’’ An open discussion session was conducted under this collaboration, delegates were raising many queries and the chief guest answered them. MD. Salim Reza, Director General, Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET); Ashoke Kumar Biswas, Director General, Directorate of Technical Education provided speeches to the delegates. A total number of four hundred (400) Qawmi madrasah principals from different parts of Bangladesh and senior officials from a2i Programme participated the orientation program.