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Meet Khadija, a Motorcycle Repairwoman Breaking Boundaries in Bangladesh

Written by Rezwan On 17 May 2014 @ 0:19 am | No Comments

In Bangladesh, Development, Economics & Business, Education, English, Good News, Ideas, Labor, Quick Reads, South Asia, Women & Gender

BRAC blog [1] profiles how girls in Bangladesh are learning lucrative yet unconventional trades for women. Khadija, for example, was forced to drop out of school before finishing fifth grade to help support her family. Not so strange, given that only 55 percent of children in Bangaldesh complete their primary education. 

But now, Khadija, who has never driven a motorcycle, can fix one as well as any man.


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[1] BRAC blog: http://blog.brac.net/2014/04/she-wields-her-wrench-like-a-microphone/

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