An Afghan delegation of Rural Development officials paid a three days visit to Swat to familiarize themselves with social enterprise activities carried out under EU funded PEACE project and Australian funded GEF project implemented by SRSP. They visited micro hydro units, value chain and local support organisations etc. They were impressed by the response of the project to working in a difficult environment, and said that they carried back very good lessons to apply in their country. They were particular grateful for the hospitality of the government of Pakistan and people of the area.
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.