MULTAN, (Muzaffargarh.City – 8th Dec, 2018 ) :Chief of Party (CoP) Punjab Youth Workforce Development (YWFD) Project of USAID Qaisar Nadeem has said that eight water filtration plants and model solar lights would be installed soon in Multan.
He was addressing a seminar of selected women of 18 to 29 years of age from Multan, Bahawalpur, Lodhran and Muzaffargarh districts, who have completed skill training under the Benazir Income Support Programme, organised here at Multan Arts Council on Saturday. Qaisar said that the Youth Workforce Development Project was being initiated to end poverty from the country and to provide women with skills in order to make them able to run their own businesses.
He said that another program of “Skill for Market Linkage” was also being initiated in which women were getting four-month training, two month education and six month market training.
He said that Rs 350 million funds would be spent on these projects across the four districts by the USAID. He said that 250 women of these district were getting four-month training of blue pottery, beauty parlour, cutting and stitching, etc.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Mudasir Riaz Malik said that women are half of the country’s population, adding that provision of skills training to youth needed to strengthen country’s economy.
District Manager Punjab Youth Workforce Development Project Multan Pervez Iqbal Ansari said that women of Multan, Bahawalpur, Muzaffargarh and Lodhran district were being given skill-based training, community engagement, capacity building training and career counselling under the ongoing projects.
Renowned social activist Zahra Sajad Zaidi, Prof Farzana and other also addressed the seminar.