Sunflower grows well in drought and is very popular among communities in the marginal areas of KP and FATA. SRSP in partnership with WFP has selected and trained 10 women on sunflower cultivation in tehsil Bara. Under the cash for work activity, they prepared land and purchased seeds for cultivation. SRSP provided PKR 6,000/month to each women in a three-month cycle. After sunflower oil extraction and sale in the local market they reported an increase in their incomes, and they shared that their livelihoods have become sustainable.
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.