Spreading knowledge to women and children
The Foundation firmly believes that promoting equality for women is an important baseline in all its work. It believes that the ability to speak English is a vital component in helping to promote that equality and provides mandatory English language training for all staff employed in its offices as well as those who work as carers.
The nurses and home carers providing the Foundation’s homecare service are all appropriately qualified in their chosen fields before they come to work for the Foundation. But as a Beveridge carer, they also receive additional training not just in the English Language but also in those areas that they will meet as they pursue their work. For instance, manual handling techniques; child protection policy; handling people with dementia etc. All this training follows guidelines proscribed by ‘Skills for Care UK’ wherever the Beveridge Carers are working in the world.
The first Sir William Beveridge Foundation School in Dhaka – ‘Ankur’ – has been operating for over 4 years and is aimed at 5-12-year-olds from the poorest families. The secular curriculum offers English Language training and a healthy meal per day.