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Grameen Gazette #12

Opening of Japan Automechanic School = Training and Income for disadvantaged youth in Dhaka

 

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Grameen Australia Executive Director Duncan Power welcomes the new students

Grameen Australia is delighted to announce the opening of the Japan Automechanic School. The first 10 students commenced their two-year training course on 16th January 2015.

The students were selected from 100 applicants all of whom submitted to challenging practical and written tests and a formal interview. Criteria for selection included that they be from the very poorest backgrounds with family income below USD 150/month (USD 5/day).

Key Program Parameters

  • Provide marketable skills to disadvantaged and marginalised youth through vocational training and hands-on experience, together with social support
  • Provide ongoing support and follow-up to youth who join the employment market after graduation
  • At capacity the School will provide training for 100 students per year with 200 students living at the School each year as they complete the 2 year program
  • Sustainability of the School and its programs will be built through successful management and marketing of the Workshop services to the public.

 

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