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Grameen Gazette #12

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



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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