Critical evaluation on health security scheme of AAF Artisans
AuthorHasan, Syed Abeer
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Aarong is a flagship of Bangladeshi heritage and tradition. BRAC established Aarong in 1978 as a supporting unit. The social enterprise was dedicated to creating economic opportunity for underprivileged artisans and rural women through the revival and marketing of their traditional handicrafts. Currently Aarong supports over 65,000 Bangladeshi artisans of whom majority are women.The vision is to help the artisans by re-establishing their pride and self-esteem, reviving Bangladesh‟s traditional Art and Craft. Another aim was to confirm the women rights and to launch them as an asset for the society. Through a network of 13 production centres and 658 sub-production centres, Aarong has developed a platform for the disadvantaged artisans across the country. Aarong works in cooperation with the Ayesha Abed Foundation, which provides the artisans the platform to exercise their expertise. Additionally, thousands of independent artisans, small entrepreneurs also earn their livelihood by marketing their craft products through Aarong. Internship is a compulsory academic requirement to complete the Bachelor of Business Administration program of BRAC Business School, BRAC University. It‟s very important to for a business student to gain practical knowledge along with academic knowledge. In this report, I focused on both type of knowledge to prepare it. My internship topic is Health Security Scheme for AAF Artisans. Social Compliance and Producers Development department is responsible to provide financial assistance for artisans‟ health related problem. I have worked in the „Health Security Scheme‟ project looked after by SCPD department for my internship. In this report I tried to share my knowledge, views and experience about the „Health Security Scheme‟. I have studied about the project and discussed my understanding about Health Security Scheme. I have included my recommendations which will help the project to overcome the challenges I havefacedduring my project work.