Skill Development

Shongkolon Bangladesh run a skill development training project to help build skill underprivileged people. Using the classrooms and with the help of machine, projectors, these sessions can be held more efficiently and interaction among the receiver group and speaker will be more effective. Training sessions will be held every day at our school compound.

Why Training is most important?

Bangladesh garments industry provides employment to about 3.6 million workers. Most of the workers are almost always illiterate. They have very limited knowledge of human rights, working condition and labour standards. Whilst Bangladesh is enjoying growth in the industry despite the removal of the quota system under the Multi- Fiber Agreement (MFA) in 2005, the sustainability of the industry is nevertheless at risk from competition, particularly from India and China. Despite tariff free access to the European market, Bangladesh is at a disadvantage as its backward linkages are relatively weak forcing it to rely on its competitors for raw materials. Bangladesh thus needs to make huge efforts to ensure its market and one way is to appeal to ethical sourcing. As the MFA Forum in May 2006 in Dhaka, Bangladesh concluded: “There is now acknowledgement that compliance with national law and international labour standards is a vital component of international competitiveness and the sustainability of the industry".

Despite the phenomenal success of the RMG sector, poor working conditions in the factories and a lack of social compliance are serious concerns, led to labour unrest and damage to institutions and property. As a result, there is a rising fear in Bangladesh that the readymade garments sector may face a decline in demand. Social compliance in the RMG industry is a key requirement for most of the world’s garments buyers. It ensures labour rights, labour standards, fair labour practice and a Code of Conduct.

Training consists is about:

  • Safe migration.
  • Less Production cost.
  • Quality.
  • Efficiency.

Safe migration
According to gender statistics of Bangladesh 2012 Employment in garments industry under BGMEA member industries by sex have been presented in 2001-02 women employees in garment industry was three times higher than men employees. The ratio was increased 2003 to 2008, it was about four times higher than male employees to 2008. It is important to note that the women participation in garment industry is significantly increasing over times. In 2010, the number of workers in RMG sector was 3.60 million of which 2.88 million (80 percent) were women.

So their safe migration inside country is very important. Most of the factories are located in Dhaka, Chittagong, Narayanganj, Savar, Tongi, and Gazipur with an increasing presence in the Export Promotion Zone. Currently there are eight EPZ exists in different part of the country. This urban concentration means that most workers are internal migrants from the rural areas. It is no exaggeration to claim that the garments industry has created a revolution over the last 20 years in terms of women's empowerment; young women have gained status as they have been able to contribute financially to their families, started savings, gained some degree of freedom and participation in household decision making, have delayed marriage and pregnancy and have had access to training and awareness raising. These gains need to be protected and improved upon. Our simple, ignorant, innocent, harmless rural people most of the time being cheated with wicked, chameleon and clever people. They sometimes collect girl by allurements them. Such as alluring job, marriage etc. For their safe migration we have to train them properly. Later we the trust people try to arrange their job. These workers come from the village and sub- urban areas with poor economic background. To avail the opportunity of this skilled migration, it is essential to take up a comprehensive program of skill development and enhancement of their communication skills. Our workers are less skilled in professional category.

Benefits accrued through migration in Bangladesh:
Migration in Bangladesh facilities the following socio-economic benefits of the migrant and the country as well:
  1. Employment educes the unemployment problem.
  2. It leads to poverty alleviation.
  3. It enhances the economic condition of the country.
  4. It helps reducing the frustration among the youths.
  5. It develops the capability of investment for self-employment and entrepreneurship.
Vulnerabilities of women in migration:
Sometimes migrant worker moving to various destinations both in regular and irregular channels, find themselves in vulnerable positions at several stages of their journey. This is mainly due to lack of information regarding migration and its formalities, cheating by some people and lack of professional skills and knowledge in the context of destination. Some workers leave the village through requisite information on the working and living conditions. Knowledge about the destination and without having any idea regarding their protection and rights. This coupled with the lack of Knowledge to risks of exploitation and abuses in the destination area. That is why we concern about safe migration of women worker.

Less production cost:
Most of the garments workers are illiterate and they are normally come from village. Bangladesh is earning a significant amount of foreign currency each year by garments industry from many parts of the world. If it can possible to export skilled workers made product instead of unskilled workers foreign currency earnings would be much more in our country. When worker are more skilled, qualified then production cost is less automatically. Because they are very much professional in their work. Skilled worker made products production cost is less two times than that of an unskilled one. It also creates better image of the country. The need of skilled worker both home and abroad is increasing day by day to face competitiveness in the world market. To create more success in the garments industry skilled workers is the most important ratio now. So we have to train them properly. When skilled program is finished they achieve skill and experience. It has an impact on the economy in our country. It helps to reduce poverty of the country. If Bangladesh can enhance the skills and productivity of her labour force providing appropriate training she will also be able to achieve greater success to participate in global employment market.

The garments industry belongs to the formal sector. More than 78% of Bangladesh’s export earning come from the garments industry. It is very important that quality of the product is excellent. For better quality our worker have to done their training, it helps them make their product quality is the world best. Skilled development training promote more skilled worker, more good quality product also. Working conditions in this vital sector are poor now. When our worker are well trained, in the sector can be overcome by a combination of international pressure, better monitoring and better human recourses management citing Cambodia as an example.

The target of the project is Teach them work place safety and Build up communication skill of worker. For better a work place environment. there are always a similar place to talk owner and worker. Because many garments industry in Bangladesh almost closed due to strikes, demonstration and battles with government, entrepreneurs and worker.

Where we the trust committee provide skill and knowledge about all three section together.
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+880 1916 809693

House-C/4, City lane, Anandapur
Savar, Dhaka-1340, Bangladesh.

C4, City Lane, Anandapur
Savar, Dhaka

+880 1916 809693
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