A CV-making and skills-mapping workshop took place in collaboration with Jessore CBOs.
Ze Project is trying to reach out to the communities that get less opportunities in the sub-district and union levels. We realized as most of the organizations work under the city corporations which creates fewer opportunities for the shareholders to get to learn about the gender diverse communities (GDC) in those places. In the latest workshop, there were ten participants attending the 8th CV making and skills mapping workshop in Jessore who were from different walks of life. The workshop was conducted on May 26, Friday, in collaboration with Arpon Manob Kallyan Sangstha (AMKS). We discussed about a variety of challenges in terms of getting jobs or sustainable living means amongst the GDC. During the workshop, most of the community members mentioned about looking forward to reinforcing or finding ways to propel the existing or desired social businesses.
They also shared that some of them already possess mini farms having ducks, goats, or cows. But they would like to get formal trainings on how to be more professional about carrying out those farms. A decision was discussed and suggested that AMKS should visit the local government offices, and request for such kind of trainings. Ze Project is willing to guide and monitor as per convenience. They were also given an advice on to conduct a mapping of the shareholders which will allow the AMKS approach gender training and one-on-one advocacy meetings for the employment of GDC in places. At the end of the session, the president of AMKS shared, « This is the first ever initiative about economic rights in GDC which has been meaningfully conducted by the ZE Project. Following so, we hope our professional relationship will be enhanced in the near future, and we are hopeful to be able to economically contribute in the near future as well.