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Reliable and skilled child givers

Published : Saturday, 16 November, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 181

Dear Sir

Over the last few years, Bangladesh has seen a steady growth in women's empowerment. Currently, women are serving in various positions and sectors alongside their male co-workers.  However this scenario was not so common even a decade ago. Many married women have also excelled in their respective fields while maintaining a family. However, as women's empowerment strives to gain momentum, the unavailability of reliable and professional nannies has somewhat restricted the opportunity for growth, especially for the working mothers.

In order, for the female workforce to succeed, a steady availability of reliable, skilled and affordable child caregivers is of utmost importance. Many women give up their career simply because they do not have any one dependable to look after their child/children. There are some agencies providing such services, but they are not very good. They tend to be unprofessional and are unregulated. Proper institutional support structure is an absolute necessity to avert this problem. If accurate measures are taken to eliminate it, it will play a vital role in enriching the overall workforce of the nation and help working men and women.

Ratul Ahmed
North South University

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