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.
Three days training on Pakistan Approach to Total Sanitation (PATS) was organized for 30 elected members (18 male and 12 female) in District Buner under WASH PATs plus project. The objective of the training was to orient the participants on WASH policy framework at district level, provide low cost solutions regarding sanitation and water safety and to elaborate their role in open defecation free (ODF) declaration, verification, certification and sustainability check. Furthermore, their knowledge was enhanced on gender mainstreaming, equity, disaster risk reduction, climate change and environmental protection. The training was organized by SRSP in collaboration with Government of KPK and funded by UNICEF.