Tanjila Drishti

Country representing

Bangladesh

Languages

Bengali
English

Education

  • Asian University for Women (AUW)
  • Sunshine Grammar School and College

Current organisation

Asian University for Women (AUW)

Current role

Program Coordinator - Special Programs

Skills and Expertise

Fundraising
Management
Project management
Public relations

Areas of interest

Education
Human Rights
Leadership
Peace and Conflict
Sustainable Development

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about

Actions

Over the past few years while working with BRAC (an international development organization based in Bangladesh) I have worked in various rural, remote, semi urban and urban areas.I managed all regional operations of a project aiming at securing well-being and rights of urban poor in Bangladesh as the youngest regional lead. I also lead a special assigned team and developed a community mobilization model specific to urban poor population with women and youth leadership as a core focus. Currently, I am leading a project to help female garments workers from various factories in getting an opportunity to fully-funded higher education at the Asian University for Women (AUW). 32 former RMG workers have already joined this program and more to come. I am working to create a pathway for female garments workers who otherwise will never have an access to university education. These women will now demonstrate to their peers, and their country and the global market that a woman’s aspirations and potential are not limited to the factory floor. Upon graduation from AUW, many of these women wish to return to their factories in a management position and develop the company. I have already built a strong network with the garments factory owners and various apparel companies, and entered a partnership with the employers of these women to continue paying their wages while they study in order to prevent them from dropping out for poverty again. (http://www.thedailystar.net/star-weekend/spotlight/the-workers-revolution-1308979). Along with the project on RMG workers, I am also developing and managing pilot launch of a new project that will soon decentralize a free of cost English, Math and ICT course to women living in poverty in various urban slums, remote and marginalized communities in Bangladesh.