USAID To Launch Skill Training Programme For BISP Beneficiaries

MULTAN, (Muzaffargarh.City – 7th Dec, 2018 ) :USAID is going to launch a skills-based training programme on Saturday for the beneficiary families of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) in four south Punjab districts.

The initiative is being launched in cooperation with the Punjab Youth Workforce Development Project to help the marginalised women and youth for raise their financial stature.

The USAID-Punjab Youth Workforce Project and the BISP inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate in eradication of poverty and elevating the status of marginalised and under-privileged sections of society through imparting technical and vocational market-driven skills to them, USAID spokesperson Shumaila Jamil said.

Under the MoU, the project would identify, screen and select marginalised youth from the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) database of the beneficiary families in four districts of Multan, Muzaffargarh, Lodhran and Bahawalpur as per the BISP data sharing protocol.

The project collaborates with public-private partner organisations and the business community to provide skills training to 10,000 youth, including 35% females, aged 16 to 29 that lead to employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.

The event will also create awareness on ‘International Human Rights Day’, celebrated under a global annual campaign `16 Days of Activism’, aimed at eliminating violence of all forms against women and girls.