Current projects

  • UP! is an innovative community-based project, using a ‘train-the-trainer’ methodology to train, empower and improve the lives of around 6,000 workers in the Bangladesh RMG sector.  Working in partnership with Impactt, http://www.impacttlimited.com, Awaj Foundation are providing training at 12 ‘worker cafes’ in communities in the Dhaka area to provide workers with essential skills, expertise and confidence in the areas of finance, health and leadership.  UP! training enables workers to:
    • Understand, save and manage their money
    • Avoid being cheated by local moneylenders (or other informal borrowing mechanisms)
    • Look after their own health and their family’s health
    • Communicate effectively with household members and colleagues/supervisors at work
    • Develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
    • Take action to address issues important to them (at home and at work)
    • Live as empowered individuals who are in charge of their own lives
  • Violence Against Women – forming dialogue between managers and workers on issues of violence (Donor: Fair Wear Foundation & UN Trust Fund)
  • Enhancing Workers’ Rights and Responsibilities through Empowerment of Workers      (Donor: Manusher Jonno Foundation)
  • Empowering Women RMG Workers’ Project Bangladesh (Partner: Action Aid Bangladesh (DFID: RAGS Fund))
  • photoImplementation of Health Training in Factories (Donor: Business For Social Responsibility)
  • Empowering Female Garment Workers   (Donor: GIZ)
  • Occupational Health & Safety and General Health Awareness Training to Garment/Textile Workers. (Donor: KiK Textilien und Non-Food GmbH)
  • photoHealth Care Services for Ready-made Garment Workers (Donor: KiK Textilien und Non-Food GmbH)
  • Fair Wear Foundation Social Audit Program (Donor: Fair Wear Foundation)
  • We Aware – assisting men and women, through different manpower export agencies, to find work abroad in ready-made garment factories. (Funded by AWAJ Foundation)
  • Legal aid and mediation support to disadvantaged women who are victims of violence – from within the family and beyond. (Funded by AWAJ Foundation)