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Opportunities in Private Sector and Skills Development for shiree Beneficiaries Lesson Learning Workshop Barisal, February 4-6, 2013.

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1 Opportunities in Private Sector and Skills Development for shiree Beneficiaries Lesson Learning Workshop Barisal, February 4-6, 2013

2 The Goal What IF everyone who wants a job, could get one? ⁻Even with assets the extreme poor are still vulnerable to external shocks (eviction, floods) ⁻Linking up other family members with jobs and skills training programs to attain skills and jobs can make our beneficiaries more secure ⁻shiree has explored the field and now a few opportunities are available for which we need NGOs to help build the link

3 opportunities For children aged 12+ UCEP vocational school For family members with min literacy – G4S For family members with no edu – FAR EAST For farming families – Lalteer

4 Steps forward 1.Identify people in each category – HOW? 2.Inform point of contact by deadline 3.Follow up

5 G4s G4S is an international security services company They will enroll 200 shiree beneficiaries in FEB Requirements for Male Guards above the age of 18 and below 35. physically and medically fit height requirement of 5’5* weigh more than 50 kg* Need to pass a Written Test and an Interview* Requirements for Lady Guards above the age of 18 Minimum heights of 5’2* Physically and medically fit Need to pass a Written Test and an Interview* *As a part of their CSR, they are willing to relax their height and weight standards for their extreme poor as well as their education standards. But require people who have minimal reading skills. They are willing to hold a two day literacy session

6 Training schools in Dhaka, Chittagong and Bogra. training takes place over two weeks – trainees are provided accommodation, food and bus fares. – have to give a tk 524 admission fee and tk 1000 security deposit for their uniform which they are allowed to pay through installments with their salaries. (which they might waive) Salary for the security guards start at tk 3400 and can go up to tk 6000 depending on the client and the nature of the job. They work 8 hours shifts a day and are allowed 15 days of paid leave and 14 days of sick leave. ⁻Contact: your shiree Programme ⁻Deadline: February 14, 2013 Follow up

7 UCEP The Underprivileged Children's Educational Program provides distressed urban working children with general education and vocational training. ⁻They target urban, working, disadvantaged children, many of whom are drop outs from the formal education system. ⁻Girls 11+, boys 12+ ⁻The program = 5.5 years, guaranteed job placement upon graduation ⁻Shiree projects and UCEP facilities that work in the same areas include Dhaka (DSK, Plan, ADD), Chittagong (Handicap International), Khulna (Save the Children, Uttaran), Rajshahi (Netz), Barishal (Save the Children), Sylhet, Rangpur (Care, Practical Action, SKS and GUK). ⁻Contact: your shiree Programme ⁻Deadline: March 30, 2013

8 Questions to consider Do we have eligible children in existing households? Are they interested in learning? The training facilities are in urban areas; can the children easy travel to these places? What kind of extra support do they need? (transport, costs)

9 IDLC-Fareast Knitting Agreed to invest in training of 100 people from the North 100 people from existing households- 15 trainees per batch Above 18 years of age with basic reading skills Set up a place where they can go through orientation- motivational sessions, benefits of skills and employment, benefits and difficulties of relocation (support from GUK?) Transported to Gazipur- 2 months of training, 3 months of ‘on the job’ (accommodation and stipend provided) Skills Training- generic skills- literacy, numeric, occupational health and safety, basic communication and technical skills for plain sewing machine operations Continue on larger scale

10 Follow Up We need 15 people from each NGO? What kind of support do they need? Do we require any kind of extra funding? Can GUK help up in the awareness sessions as they are already experienced? ⁻Contact: your shiree Programme ⁻Deadline: February 14, 2013

11 Lalteer Lalteer provides homestead seed packets to Uttaran In speed meets on Extreme Poverty Day they were willing to work with: – Netz, GUK, Caritas, Plan, Save the Children, Care to provide support for vegetable growing, technical training on best practices – Plan- provide mini packets of seeds to sell on the street and to the community – Netz, GUK, Caritas, Save the Children, Care- providing quality seeds to beneficiaries

12 Follow up What is needed for each project or household? How should we move forward? Have a workshop for trainings? Uttaran suggestions?

13 Speed Meets 9 companies and 9 NGOs 5 minute meetings with each other Many ideas proposed and discussed Companies are interested in donating resources, providing training, providing direct funds, include in training and employment Current Outcomes: – MTB has linked up with GUK on a microfinance initiative – Grameen Phone has linked up with DSK on a telemedicine initiative – G4S is interested in enrolling extreme poor beneficiaries – PAB linking with APEX REGIONAL SPEED MEETS – one in Khulna, one in Rangpur? Steps forward….?

14 Creating Jobs - Export Potential? Do you NGOs produce any products that you believe are export-worthy? Please send a photo of each product, with a paragraph description, including cost of production – to

15 Thank you!

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