Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection and Benazir Income Support Programme Chairperson visited SRSP’s Human Resource Development Centre, Peshawar. She held a dialogue with youth from the newly-merged districts of North Waziristan, South Waziristan and Khyber to discuss development issues and poverty alleviation, and youth’s participation in these efforts. Over 350 youth from the three tribal districts, who are undergoing six months vocational trainings at the SRSP’s Human Resource Development Centre, Peshawar attended the dialogue.
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.