Sewing Training Center Changes The Fate of Bina
Posted - 10 July, 2020
Bijoy training center, the name of a sewing training center that imparts training to the youths’ regardless men and women. Located at Vulta of Rupganj Upazila under Narayanganj district, the training center is being successfully run by Bina Rani aged 40 years for 3 years, a micro-enterprise member of Women’s Credit Program of Manabik Shahajya Sangstha (WCP-MSS).
Bina Rani established the training center after realizing the growing demand of skilled sewing workers in the readymade garment industries, the biggest industrial sector of the country that fetches huge foreign currency in Bangladesh. Alongside providing training on various types of dress making (cutting and sewing) including T-shirt, salwar-kamij, blouse etc. she also teaches embroidery. Having being trained at her training center, many of the trainees are working in various garments factories. Each year on an average she earns Tk. 225,000/- imparting training to around one hundred trainees.
Bina learned sewing while she was working in a garment factory before where she had to work hard all day long and couldn’t give time to the family. She started dreaming to be an entrepreneur from where alongside generating money, she would also be able to give time to her family and from that thinking, Bina opened the sewing training center. Running a sewing training center by a woman was a challenge indeedwhich Bina had overcome.