Women of Malakand division were deprived and were away from enterprise opportunities. To create new opportunities for them at households level SRSP and the Government of Australia initiated a series of interventions under GEF (Gender Equity Fund) Project. Beside other activities the project is focused on women working at household level. Therefore, a total of 20 women are trained on different types of Pickle making and preservation techniques at village Shonial and kishawra of district Swat. In three days training women have learnt about different types of vegetables pickles including mustard oil, cooking oil, vinegar and hygienic measures for blanching, preservation, and packing. The trainees were also provided with training kits as startup for micro enterprises.
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.