110 women entrepreneurs have been provided with imported embroidery machines and tool kits. These women were mobilized and organized in to Cloth cluster value chain group and capacitated in Quilts sets making, baby sets making and wedding sets making. The project also built the capacities of rural women in entrepreneurial skills and linked up with suppliers in local market to run micro enterprises. Certificates and tool kits distribution ceremony was organized in Charsadda, which was attended by Deputy Commissioner Charsadda. The activity is funded by Government of Australia (DFAT) and implemented by SRSP.
The 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 districts. Khyber 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 train ing 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.