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.
representatives of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government and UNDP stressed
the need for adopting innovative ways to address the issues of
unemployment and lack of livelihood opportunities in the merged
Pakhtunkhwa Minister of Finance and Planning Taimur Jhagra and resident
representative of UNDP Ignacio Artaza were speaking at a ceremony to
inaugurate vocational training for 500 youth from the merged districts
of Khyber, North and South Waziristan. The training
is being organized at the Human Resource Centre of the Sarhad Rural
Support Programme (SRSP) in Hayatabad. The six-month training is being
funded by the USAID through UNDP in a project being implemented by the
SRSP in the three districts. The youth are being imparted training
in different trades including solar panel, auto mechanic, motorcycle,
refrigeration and air-condition repairing. The trainings are certified
by the City and Guild London.
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.