Open and Distance Learning to Empower Rural Women: Bangladesh
PCF3 // This paper aims at explaining the scope of using ODL materials for women empowerment in the rural areas through enhancing literacy, business skill and social awareness. The paper also identifies possible barriers in using ODL tools to enhance women literacy and business skill and recommends some possible corrective measures. In this case, the possibility of partnership with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), role of technologies has been verified. Experience of BOU’s (Bangladesh Open University) Secondary School Certificate (SSC) programme and COL-BOU project on entrepreneurship skill training for rural women have also been explained in the paper.