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BRAC holds seminar on Empowering the RMG Workers Living in Urban Slums of Dhaka (ERMG) Project

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Desk Report: Under the BRAC Urban Development programme a seminar was held yesterday at BRAC Learning & Innovation Center in Gulshan where Mr.Salauddin Chowdhury, prominent Industrialist & Chairman of Stylish Garments Limited and Mr.Salahuddin,Director of Reaz Garments & head of Bunon were present as chief & special guests. Empowering of RMG workers and a model for the well-being of the RMG workers were discussed by them.

Also, they requested workers to be more supportive to the owners and appreciated BRAC to support the RMG sector.SK Mujibul Huq, Programme Manager of BRAC Urban Development Programme(head office) presided over the meeting and lots of participants took part in the program. Later,the guests received crests and honorarium on behalf of BRAC for empowering workers.

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BRAC has been conducting comprehensive well-being activities through three One Stop Service Centres (OSSCs) located in Tongi, Gazipur, and Savar. In partnership with 30 RMG factories, city authorities, and life insurance company, BRAC ensures quality healthcare service, legal aid, skills development training and job placement, and financial services, such as mobile banking, DPS, and health insurance. Online service through Maya App on health, legal, psychosocial counseling, and COVID-19 related safety awareness and early childhood cum daycare facilities also available through OSSC.

The services contribute to RMG workers’ attentiveness, high productivity, low absenteeism, reduced dropout, etc. The centres remain open six days a week, including Friday. Besides, the OSSC under BRAC Urban Development Programme works at the community level to improve their living conditions by ensuring their access to affordable basic services, safe and productive livelihoods, affordable and safe housing, climate change resilience, and sensitizing their rights and entitlements.

 

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