A three-month long online training course, organised for migrant workers by Ed Tech startup Dokkho, ended on Sunday through distribution of certificates among the participants, said a press release.
The 350 participants who completed the course received certificates during the closing ceremony of the course.
Over 500 non-resident Bangladeshis from 25 countries including Oman, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, France, India, Bahrain, Singapore, Italy, UK and Sweden participated in the training course.
Dokkho started its journey in 2019 to cater to the needs of the informal workers, with special attention to migrant workers, the press release stated.
Non-Resident Bangladeshis all over the world not only require various skill-sets to perform their jobs, but also need to speak basic English fluently. In addition, they need training on negotiation skills, casual conversational skills, government form filling skills (immigration, passport) etc.
At the event, Chairman of Dokkho Sonia Bashir Kabir said, "My dream and long-term goal for Dokkho is to help the informal workers understand business dynamics, community and distribution networks as well as soft skills like marketing and communication."
Siam Hasan, a participant from Qatar, said, "We are all delighted to complete the course. This training course is a valuable opportunity for people who are yet to get trained."
Sabina Yasmin from Jordan expressed her gratitude to Dokkho authorities for 'providing this opportunity' to them.
"Now that Dokkho has trained me to speak English well, I can negotiate properly for a better lifestyle", hoped Al Mamun, a migrant worker from Mauritius.
Dokkho app will be available in both IOS and Android; and will offer a free model. All learning contents are property of Dokkho. Besides skills training, the app offers an assisted job registry that will help migrant workers find jobs. It is a platform for migrant workers to expand their services and assist each other to provide business leads, share problems, communicate and mentor. The app also includes skill-based groups to inspire workers to start their own business, assist them to network in order to learn about various market opportunities.