Juthi Akter, 22 yo
TDC Vashantek, Dhaka
Being a woman in Bangladesh has its hardships ! Juthi tells us how LP4Y helps her to build her independence.
Assalamualaikum, I’m Juthi Akter. I’m 22 years old. I live in Bhashantek, Dhaka with my parents & younger brother. I finished my college in 2017 but unfortunately I couldn’t continue my university studies due to financial problems.
In Bangladesh there are many young women who face a lot of pressures, like early marriage, early children, society pressure & harassment. I’m one of those young women who face it everyday. I want to be independent because i don’t want to get married. I want to be able to make my own choices in life. For now I want to focus on my career because I don't want to be a burden for others.
LP4Y helps us by developing our Life Project Plan in order to have a good job. During this 6-months training we do company visits, we learn how to manage a project but also time management & mock interviews. Doing all of this gives us an idea how it will be when we will enter the professional world. That’s how LP4Y helps me. Soon I’ll have a good job and then I’ll be able to live independently and also help my family.