Working Area: Selected factories of Dhaka, Chattogram, Comilla, Pabna.
Duration: June 2020 – December 2021. (Six months duration for each factory since start the kick off meeting).
Goal: Workers are able to manage the impact of Covid-19 on health, finances and relationships and lead safe and healthy life.
Objectives: Provide essential knowledge to factory workers and sensitize the management to manage the impacts of Covid-19 on health, finances and relationships during the current crisis and keep the equal supply chain and provide critical support to women workers in global supply chains.
1.Provide training on health, finances and relationships to manage the impact of Covid-19 through digital learning approaches
2. Digitizes key resources and allows for significant proportions of HERproject programming to be completed at distance.
3. Brings together the most critical resources for women workers in times of crisis.
4. Promotes increased supplier ownership for worker health and wellbeing to support building back better.
5. Equips managers to provide a supportive and inclusive work environment through a manager toolkit developed for crisis situations.
Description of the Project:
HERproject has launched this new initiative, HERessentials to help brands and suppliers respond to the COVID-19 crisis in a way that empowers women workers and creates resilient, equal supply chains. Female workers and producers in global supply chains are already seeing severe impacts of COVID-19 on their lives: loss of income, food insecurity, greater risk of domestic violence, and a heavy burden of family care responsibilities. The HERproject programs cover essential knowledge for workers to manage these impacts on their health, finances and relationships and to accustom women workers to use technology but the HERproject model builds on in-person training and cannot reach workers during the current crisis. Considering the circumstances and to avoid the risk of infection of Covid-19, BSR designed this project by providing training on digital device: Tablet(having facilities of all mobile option and apps use). Each selected Factory will get 10 tablets for conducting the training and disseminate the messages to workers. As a trusted partner of BSR, Mamata already signed and started virtual training in 9 factories (Dhaka- 5, Chattogram- 2, Comilla- 1, Pabna- 1). It takes six months duration to complete the training for each factory after inception the project through conducting the Kick Off meeting. There are eight training topics in HERessential training module. The eight training topics will be completed by 4 training sessions on 4 different day. Each training sessions comprises of two training topics. The training topics are How to use tablet, How to disseminate information, Hygiene & health, Family health, Digital financial services, Managing your money, Stress management and Building harmonious relationship. A wellbeing committee will be formed considering by the management and workers. The wellbeing committee oversee and monitor the training conducted in the factory. Each intervention and training will be conducted virtually with the workers (trainees) and management. Workers who receive training from Mamata through tablets, they disseminate the training learning to the other workers by using training Apps in the Tablet.
Two Kick Off Training conducted by virtually with different two factories at Dhaka and Chattogram. HERproject Staffs of Mamata received training of HERessential from BSR.