About Mawts

Mirpur Agricultural Workshop and Training School (MAWTS) is a Trust of Caritas Bangladesh registered under the Trust Act 1882 No. 8655 dated 12-08-2008. After the Liberation War in 1971, The Christian Organization for Relief and Rehabilitation (CORR) took up massive relief and reconstruction program. The CORR (Renamed as Caritas Bangladesh in 1976) brought fleet of trucks, power tillers and irrigation equipments to implement its relief and rehabilitation works in the rural areas of Bangladesh. It was realized at a certain point that acute shortage of skilled hands for repair and maintenance of the equipments is causing enormous difficulties in keeping those functioning. In view of such a situation, it was planned to set up a center where rural youths will be trained to carry out the maintenance works. A group of Swiss Engineers were engaged to oversee the works. In 1973 both Caritas Bangladesh and Caritas Switzerland joined hands to set up the workshop in Mirpur, which is widely know as MAWTS. To carry out the activities independently and fulfill the objectives and vision, in July 2008 the institution has been transformed into a TRUST and all its operation and management handed over to the Board of Trustees.





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