Peshawar: The Refugees Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA-UNDP) KP, conducted special training program on Basic & Advance Stitching, Basic Beautician, Computer and Food Preservation for community women of its three-targeted Union councils of Peshawar, which was financial assisted by government of Japan.
The skill-training course specifically designed to impart community women about basic clothes stitching and makeup tips, belonging from Union councils Malakand Dhair, Safaid Dhari, and University town of Peshawar, under the (RAHA-UNDP) KP Programme, in collaboration with Pakistan Institute of Management (PIM) at vocational training centre for women Fauji Foundation in Peshawar, in which more than 69 women participated.
In this regard, a three separate training session organized for community women of the mentioned UCs of district Peshawar. Besides, a computer training session was also held for community women, under the RAHA-UNDP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Programme, funded by government of Japan.
The Tailoring and Beautician kits were also distributed among the participants after the completion of training course, during a closing ceremony, which was attended by the Pakistan Institute of Management Deputy General Manager Laiq-ur-Rehman, Registrar Chief Manager Counsellor Adeel Zeerak, Ms Shukria Syed, Provincial Program Manager, RAHA-KP programme, Col (retired) Safdar Khan, Manager vocational training centre Fauji Foundation, and other RAHA officials. Nageen Khan, Infrastructure Development Coordinator (IDC) RAHA KP, on the occasion, briefed the participants about basic concept and objectives of training course.
Adeel Zeerak, speaking at concluding function of training course, said the training would not only helpful to make communities women economically empower, but also enable them to contribute in development of formal economy of the country. He assured the PIM would continue support to arrange further skills training program for women communities in collaboration with RAHA KP Programme.
Ms Shukria Syed called upon the participant women to use anything learnt from the training as source of income generation in ordinary life, particularly give training and educate about stitching and beautician skills to other women in their communities. She assured that the program would be sustained for longer period to arrange more training sessions for rest of communities women under the RAHA-UNDP KP programme, funded by government of Japan.
On the occasion, the community women thanked the RAHA and PIM for technical and financial support in conducting of a month long training for womenfolk from Peshawar. Later, the officials of PIM’s and RAHA distributed certificates and kits among the participant of training course.