A Ground Breaking Ceremony of 8 Community built irrigation schemes was held at South Waziristan Agency (SWA). The event was organized in Political Agent Compound’s Jirga Hall. Besides community elders, Political Agent SWA Mr. Zafarul Islam, Senator Mr. Salih Shah, representatives of line departments, members of the community organizations, Pak Army and SRSP staff participated in the third dialogue. The event was organized under a four years project funded by the Government of Germany and financed by KfW to support Reintegration and Rehabilitation for Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) in FATA. The project is being implemented by SRSP with the support of FATA Secretariat and Political Administration in five Agencies (South Waziristan Agency, North Waziristan Agency, Orakzai Agency, Khyber Agency and Kurram Agency.)
50 young people, between 18 to 30 years of age, receive skills enhancement training in electrician and sanitary fitting courses. The group was selected from District Peshawar, Charsadda and Nowshera. The training was organized at SRSP’s Technical & Vocational Center in Peshawar, which offered a certified course from City & Guilds UK. Their team conducted post-training evaluation and certificates were distributed among the best performances. The initiative is funded by the Government of Australia under Women Economic Empowerment and Market Development (WEEMD) project.