Mehzabin Ahmed

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Name: Mehzabin Ahmed
Organization: Awaj Foundation
Website: http://www.awajfoundation.org/
Title: Project Coordinator

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My idea is to link youth especially football players from high schools and universities around Dhaka with organizations around Dhaka that work with the disabled. These youth volunteers will give the disabled gleamours of hope and encouragement through training the disabled on how to play football. It is expected to increase the learning curve of the disabled as well as provide them with recreation. It will also sensitize the public and the youth volunteers on disability issues.

In this project, Awaj Foundation is working with maternity health of women workers, especially in the Ready Made Garments (RMG) sector of Bangladesh. There are about 2.5 million workers in the RMG sector, about 80% of whom are women aged between 16-25 years. They are institutionally uneducated, economically poor and socially vulnerable. Women garment workers are the main force for foreign currency earnings in Bangladesh, which is a major contributor to our economy. But the position of the women garment workers are getting worst day by day.

In this project, Awaj Foundation will be working with violence against women workers, especially in the Ready Made Garments sector of Bangladesh. There are about 2.5 million workers in the RMG sector, about 80% of whom are women aged between 16-25 years. They are institutionally uneducated, economically poor and socially vulnerable. Women garment workers are the main force for foreign currency earnings in Bangladesh, which is a major contributor to our economy. But the position of the women garment workers are getting worst day by day.