Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation team paid a visit to Next Collections Limited (Ha-meem Group) on 17 November. The representatives from the international Brand Li & Fung and Global team of BSR were present during the visit. They observed the peer educator training sessions and talked to the workers, trainers and the managers of the factory about the project and the progress till now. They also participated in the tech tool group works of peer educator training conducted by YPSA.
They collected some case studies from the female peer educators who are receiving payment through MFS (bKash) and part of HERfinance Training in the factory. This visit has been a great opportunity to demonstrate how the program is benefiting the factory and workers to Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
It should be mentioned that HERfinance Project kicked off in the Next Collections Limited (Ha-meem Group) on July, 2019.
4350 workers will be brought under digital payroll system and 205 peer educators will be given training on financial literacy by YPSA.