Dhaka, Sunday, 13 June 2021

4 female RMG workers get bachelor's  degree through BGMEA initiative

4 female RMG workers get bachelor's  degree through BGMEA initiative

Apparel Correspondent: Currently, a total of 70 female readymade garment (RMG) workers are studying at the Asian University for Women (AUW) in Chattogram under the special program with the assistance of respective factory owners of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).

As the first batch, four of whom graduated this year and getting employment opportunities within and outside of the industry.

The graduates were Sathy Halder, Sadeka Begum, Shahnaz Ara Begum and Yeasmin Akter Urmy. The BGMEA and the AUW jointly organized a virtual graduation ceremony to confer the degree to the graduating students on December 16 (Victory Day).

Speaking as a chief guest, Education Minister Dipu Moni said, "The graduates will extend communication in the international arena. I hope they will also work for women's empowerment and equity from now. Being graduate, the RMG workers have also proved that limitations cannot stop one from fulfilling their dreams." The BGMEA president Dr. Rubana Huq said, “That day is not so far when the graduating female RMG workers will work in different sectors at the management level in the industry.

For this, we are giving the opportunity of higher education to improve their lives.”

Cherie Blair, chancellor of the AUW said, "This is a challenging year as the world is going under the coronavirus pandemic which has threatened the economic livelihood of billions of people.

Getting bachelor's degree this time, you must grow confidence which will help you to overcome any challenges in future.”

During the occasion, the graduating students also shared their stories about how they overcame various obstacles to get the university degree.