Grameen nurses ready for GCU

24 September 2014

Graduates from the Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing (GCCN)

Graduates from the Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing (GCCN)

Two friends from the same village in Northern Bangladesh are embarking on a journey of a lifetime to take up their places at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU).

Graduates Lutfa Akter and Uhatuna Zakeya from the Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing (GCCN) in Bangladesh were welcomed by Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Pamela Gillies CBE.

The students are continuing their studies in nursing and will enter the final year of the BSc in Professional Studies in Nursing, having completed a Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery at GCCN.

Lutfa and Uhatuna posed questions to the Principal and spoke of their hopes and aspirations for the year ahead as well as acknowledging and thanking the University for its support.

Lutfa Akter said: “This is a great opportunity for us to do better, for the Bangladeshi girls and their futures, and for the country. I am looking forward to seeing how nursing is taught here and to bring this back and share in our communities.”

The students are all children of Grameen borrowers, the worldwide micro-lending initiative established by Noble Laureate and Chancellor of GCU Professor Muhammad Yunus, who is dedicated to alleviating poverty.