Sheuly picks up role model award

Shuely Akter, a disabled sewing machine operator trained by the ILO/EU TVET Reform Project picked up a Platinum Role Model Award at the Bangladesh Social and Environmental Excellence Awards 2014 in Dhaka 9 December.

News | 15 December 2014
The awards were initiated in 2013 by Germany's GIZ and the Bangladesh government to motivate factories to adopt best practices and to recognize the contribution and efforts of outstanding employees.

Shuely was awarded the Platinum prize in the Inclusive skill development category. Disabled from an early age, Shuely arrived in Dhaka with no money and no skills but with a fierce determination to support her family.

In 2011 she enrolled in a sewing machine operator’s course for underprivileged women and persons with disabilities supported by the TVET Reform Project. After finishing her apprenticeship, Sheuly became a skilled worker with nationally-recognized qualifications who plays a mentoring role to other young apprentices as they finish the course she graduated from and also enter the workplace.