JILAF invited five people (including three women) from three organizations in three countries to visit Japan from July 26 to August 1, 2015.
JILAF, together with the Asia-Pacific Regional Office of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-AP) and the Ong Teng Cheong Labour Leadership Institute (OTCI), held the 8th Youth Leadership Course for 16 days from August 19 (Wednesday) to September 2 (Wednesday) in Singapore. This multinational seminar is commissioned by the Japanese government (Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare).
JILAF invited 11 trade union leaders (including 7 women) from seven countries (Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan) to visit Japan from July 5 to 18, 2015.
JILAF has been implementing the SGRA project (Supporting Grass-Roots Activities through the International Employers’ and Workers’ Network), which is subsidized by the Japanese government (Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare), successively in Thailand, Nepal, and Bangladesh since 2011 and has launched it in Laos as well from the current fiscal year.
On August 7–8 JILAF visited the Guntur School, which opened in June, to monitor the school’s management and other conditions. The following is a general outline of conditions there.
In order to begin all of the vocational training programs stipulated in the fiscal 2015 SGRA (Supporting Grass-Roots Activities through the International Employers’ and Workers’ Network) project plan, JILAF attended commencement ceremonies for higher-level calico production training (18 persons, started July 30) and construction training (20 persons, started August 1) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and for leather training (13 persons, started August 3) on the outskirts of Dhaka, giving encouragement to the network members.
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