Women and Girls Become Empowered Through the Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning Programme in Cox’s Bazar
“Participating in the Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning Programme has made me confident,” says Sabiha Begum, 24, a seamstress, turkey farmer and community outreach volunteer from Ukhiya Cox’s Bazar. “Now, I am known to my relatives and neighbours as a self-reliant woman. I am contributing to my family and the wider community, and I can support my daughter’s studies. I have requested that my two sisters also enrol in this programme.”
Sabiha is a student of the UN Women – DanChurchAid (DCA) Second Chance Education Learning Programme being implemented in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. UN Women with its implementing partner DCA has been implementing the Second Chance Education Learning Programme in the Rohingya Refugee camp and host community in Cox’s Bazar to support women and adolescent girls through a learning programme to enhance their self-reliance and empowerment.
“Sabiha Begum” is not her real name, the pseudonym has been used to protect her identity