A good number of underprivileged and distressed women have become self-reliant receiving training on various trades from women skill-based development training centre of District Women Affairs Office during last ten years.
The training courses are- Swing, Block-boutique, Beautification, Mobile servicing, Food processing, candle making and showpiece.
Talking to BSS, District Women Affairs Officer said, the government opened three month training courses for underprivileged and distress women for their livelihood.
She said they have given financial and other requisite supports after the training. She said, under the project some 2000 underprivileged and distress women have received training on different courses and many of them are becoming self-reliant.
Sofura Begum of village Chinishpur under Sadar Upazila and Rina Begum of village Char Aralia under Raipura upazila set an example for their success in life after receiving training from the Women Affairs Office.
Sofura was divested periodically when her husband left her for dowry after one year of her marriage. But the 18 years old Sufura had moral courage. She, then joined a three month long training course on Block-Boutique under women skill based training for livelihood . After completing the course, she then started a block- boutique factory at her father’s house and running her business successfully with the help of Bank and District Women Affairs’ Office.
Rina Begum, a 16-year old poor girl was deeply distressed when her father died. Then her only means of survival was working as maid. But the young girl with the help of her aunt joined a three month long training course of candle making under women skill based training center of the Women Affairs Office.
After completing the course, Rina started her business of making candle and at present eight other distressed women have been working her candle making factory. She is now happy.