Aiming to provide higher education opportunities for more female garment workers, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and Asian University for Women have expressed their interests to collaborate.
Founder of Asian University for Women (AUW) Kamal Ahmad paid a courtesy call on BGMEA President Faruque Hassan at BGMEA’s PR office in Gulshan in this regard on Tuesday, said a press release.
They expressed common interests to create opportunities of higher studies for more female garment workers.
Already over 100 girls, who are RMG workers, are studying at AUW free of cost with the supports from their respective employers. During the years of studying, the factory authorities pay regular monthly salary to the workers enrolled in AUW so that their families do not face any financial hardship.
Faruque Hassan said BGMEA would encourage its member factories to send female workers to the university for higher studies who have talent and aspirations and help them to pursue their dreams.
BGMEA would also request stakeholders including brands, development partners and others to financially support the initiative of creating higher education opportunities for female garment workers in Bangladesh, he added.