The Brandix Group is to extend fashion retailer Gap’s PACE (Personal and Career Enhancement) programme to its female garment workers in Sri Lanka.

PACE is a life and work skills education programme designed to help female garment workers in factories supplying Gap, providing them with skills, training and support to help them professionally and personally.

The eight modules include communication skills, problem-solving, time and stress management, health and nutrition, financial literacy and gender equality.

According to research, graduates of the programme are more productive, have lower absenteeism rates and are promoted more quickly.

“Implementing the Gap Inc PACE programme and integrating it into our internal learning curriculum reinforces Brandix’s commitment to bettering the lives of our associates,” said Anusha Alles, head of CSR for Brandix.