A three member KFW delegation (Government of Germany) comprising of Dr Norbert Kloppenberg, Member executive board, Mr Christian Kramer Director Pakistan and Afghanistan and Mr Wolfang Moller Director Pakistan visited SRSP projects in Chitral. At Ayun Village they saw the Rs 6.8 million funded protective works and irrigation canal which saved large parts of the picturesque village from ravages of floods and climate change shifting of irrigation head witnessed for the first time in over six hundred years. Later the delegation visited Boomboret ( Kalash Valley) where they saw a AusAid funded women village bank and finally they also visited the 700 kw power station set up in Ayun valley with EU assistance. Mr Kloppenberg remarked that he was impressed how economically the unit had been set up.
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.