To help young women and girls working in factories access high-quality education and empower them to better understand their fundamental rights, Epic Group has taken the initiative “Pathway to Promise.”
Under this initiative, it will select female associates from five of its entities to Asian University for Women (AUW), Bangladesh for a five-year undergraduate programme.
Together, Epic Group, world’s leading apparel manufacturer and AUW are paving the future for Women’s Empowerment in Bangladesh through this education initiative.
AUW with its global reach and local expertise capitalises on many years of exceptional proficiency in women’s education globally to provide the platform for this pioneering initiative, which will hope to see eventually five associates rigorously educated, trained, mentored, evaluated and progress through the many leadership roles at Epic Group.
Ranjan Mahtani, Founder and Executive Chairman, Epic Group said “By contributing to the decision-making in their fields, these educated women will then be able to improve the RMG industry from the inside and dismantle prejudice against women and the working class. These Pathway graduates will signal to the entire garment industry that a different, more sustainable and ethical path is possible.”
Privileged to partner with the Epic Group, Professor Nirmala Rao, Vice-Chancellor, the Asian University for Women commented, “We are, particularly, delighted as the generous scholarship support – the first of its kind from a textile industry – offered by the Epic Group will enable many young women the opportunity to better their lives and those of their families through access to education and work.”
It can be mentioned here that having apparel manufacturing units in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Jordan and Ethiopia, Epic Group is also in the process to start its manufacturing operation in India.