a Bangladeshi National level development organization
Society for Underprivileged Families (SUF) has been working since 1991 specially focusing on technical and vocational education, and has extensive experience working with child laborers through vocational training in both urban and rural areas. SUF has capability to leading the project team through participatory planning including financial planning and prioritizing, result based management, monitoring and evaluation with successful execution as per guidance of donor or organizational policy.
The organization has developed curriculum for different vocational training courses with support of Save the children, Bangladesh technical education board (BTEB), industry experts, relevant NGOs in a condensed form; courses last 09- 12 months including apprenticeship training at industry, and sessions are 3-1/2 hours per day, 5 days per week. SUF runs these courses in 2 shifts per day. SUF has experience working with company owner in the formal and informal sector to create safe jobs for graduated children and youths. Through trainings, meetings and workshops, the capacity of employers has been strengthened so that they now sensitized child labour issues and allow working children to participate in vocational training for their skill development. SUF also has worked with a tested model comprising of basic education followed by vocational training and then graduate children and youth has got access to entrepreneurship training and placement in decent and age appropriate jobs through self- and wage employment
a) Non-Formal Education for the working children upto grade I to VIII;
b) Mainstream in to formal education system.
c) Tutorial support for mainstream children.
d) Vocational and Skill Development Training on-
- Industrial Sewing.
- Tailoring training.
- Electronics training.
- Electric training.
- Nakshikantha training.
- Hand and Machine Embroidery training.
- Weaving training.
- Mobile Servicing training.
- Machine Maintenance training.
- Training on Quality Control.
- Computer Operating System.
e) Job placement opportunities for vocational graduated children in different sectors both formal and informal companies.
f) Financial support to the hazardous child labour for creating a self employment opportunities;
g) Awareness raising program on child rights issues, child and women trafficking, early marriage for children, parents, employers and community people and
h) Advocacy at National and Local level on different issues.
i) Referral Health care service
j) Recreational activities for the children.
k) Disaster Management Support.
l) Social Protection for venerable children, youth and parents.
m) Registration for reduce unsafe children migration.
n) Children Savings System.