Some 400 underprivileged young women of the 2018 batch under Citi UCEP Technical Education Programme have recently completed their training on industrial sewing operations and electronics assembling techniques.
Citibank, N.A., Bangladesh and Underprivileged Children’s Educational Program (UCEP), organized a certificate awarding ceremony for underprivileged young women graduated under the “Citi UCEP Technical Education Program” in Dhaka recently.
The Citi Foundation, philanthropic arm of Citigroup, has been implementing the Citi UCEP Technical Education project since 2014 in partnership with UCEP. More than 1200 underprivileged young women age group between 17 to 25 years received skills training under this program.
Citi Foundation is focused on preparing young people to be the most employable generation as the success of these young women is vital to drive the economy. Citi along with UCEP offered technical education program to the underprivileged female youth to change their socio-economic condition. After complete the TVET and Skills Training under Citi UCEP Technical Education Program, they are joining in different industries and earning money and contribute their family.
The students received training in the most highly demanded skill areas, namely Industrial Sewing Operations and Electronic Assembling Technician. The program was implemented in UCEP’s Dhaka, Gazipur, Jatrabari and Chittagong technical schools.
The ceremony was attended by Abu Hena Mohd. Razee Hassan, head of Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit and former deputy governor, Bangladesh Bank as chief guest and Rubana Huq, president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) as special guest. N Rajashekaran, Citi Country Officer, Bangladesh; Parveen Mahmud, Chairman, UCEP Bangladesh; Tahsinah Ahmed, Executive Director, UCEP Bangladesh; officials from both the organizations and students were also present at the program at UCEP head office in Dhaka.