Grameen Caledonian Nursing College (GCCN) is a joint effort of Nike Foundation, Glasgow Caledonian University and GHS. GCCN commenced its journey in 2010 belonging to families of Grameen Bank borrowers.
Grameen Caledonian Nursing College (GCCN) is a joint effort of Nike Foundation, Glasgow Caledonian University and GHS. GCCN commenced its journey in 2010 with 40 girls. Till December 2017, 318 girls are being graduated in diploma and graduate courses belonging to families of Grameen Bank members. After completion of their course, these nurses have been ensured jobs by GHS and Grameen Kalyan (GK) if they choose to remain with the Grameen family.
GCCN was formed with the following objectives in mind: mitigation of the shortage of nurses through innovative teaching techniques and recruitment of rural young women, creating an avant-garde curriculum focused on the unique health needs of adolescent girls, and creating a sustainable social business model with nurses, as opposed to doctors as the central actors of the health care system. This institute kicks off the cycle of empowerment of women that begins by gaining skills that ensure employment, employment that leads to earning, earning and knowledge that places them to make significant social contribution, in turn they create scopes for other women and girls to be a part of the cycle.
GHS has planned to establish more hospitals, Nursing Colleges, Medical College, Tertiary level hospital, vision centers and Mother & Child Health care centers every year.