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Garment workers begin their AUW education as part of ‘Pathways to Promise’ project

News Date : 25th Jan,2016,The Daily Star


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More than 20 women from five Bangladesh garment factories began classes at AUW this month as a part of “Pathways to Promise,” a project to provide higher education to Bangladeshi garment workers.

The women will complete two years of classes to learn English, math and other skills before enrolling in Access Academy, a pre-university year for all AUW students preceding undergraduate classes. Out of 653 applicants, the 22 students were chosen for the project based on interviews and exams, and the students will continue to receive their monthly wages from their employers in addition to financial support from AUW.

“The focus on finding talents from among garment workers is a natural progression of AUW’s continuing commitment to educate women from all walks of life,” AUW Founder Kamal Ahmad said to The Daily Star.