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Grameen Shikkha-CISD Vocational Training Center Launched
 Profrssor Yunus and Ambassador Gerben de Jong at inaugural of GS-CISD VTC
The Grameen Shikkha-CISD Vocational Training Center, a vocational training institute of Grameen Shikkha constructed with financial assistance from C&A, was inaugurated on 8 January 2013.

The Inauguration ceremony was presided over by Professor Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel Laureate and founder of the Grameen Bank, at the center at 65 North Kalma, Savar, Dhaka. Mr. Gerben de Jong, Honorable Ambassador of the Netherlands in Dhaka, graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Mr. Chris Breninkmeyer, director of C&A, Mrs. Veronika Breninkmeyer, and head of C&A corporate affairs Mr. Philip Chamberlain also joined the ceremony.

 Profrssor Yunus and Ambassador Gerben de Jong inaugurating GS-CISD VTC
The newly launched center is a 5-storey building on a plinth area of 6,500 sft. It has 16 big classrooms besides library, recreation room, dining, store, office rooms etc. and can train more than 300 students at a time. It also has dormitory facility (on separate floors for both men and women) that accommodate about a 100 students and workshop facility for several trades.

The center is succession of the Grameen Shikkha-CISD Vocational Training Program, an initiative of Grameen Shikkha that started in 2008 with C&A’s financial assistance to serve poor school-dropout young men and women with vocational training so they could find gainful employment and pull themselves and their families out of poverty. It has so far trained more than 2,300 students on industrial sewing, garment machine mechanics, electrical & electronic control, electronics & telecommunications, computer applications and hardware, graphics, mobile phone servicing, solar home system management etc.

 


Professor Yunus addressing at inaugural of Grameen Shikkha-CISD VTC

GS-CISD VTC in Kalma, Savar, Dhaka

 

 
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