Tool kits distribution ceremony held to empower women

ISLAMABAD, Apr 9 (APP):The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) distributed 41 tool-kits to Afghan refugee and Pakistani female trainees here on Tuesday under skill development project.

31 Pakistani and 10 Afghan refugee trainees received the tool kits from the UNHCR Deputy Representative.

The program was organized at Women Welfare Development Center in collaboration with UNHCR and NAVTTC where 22 Female trainees received the tool kits in fashion designing course and 19 in beautician’s course.

The UNHCR Deputy Representative, Lain Hall encouraged Afghan refugee and Pakistani student to utilize skills they learned after going back to their country in Afghanistan and contribute to their society.

He said that Pakistan has been supporting Afghan refugees for forty years and hospitality of Pakistani nation is admirable.
He said NAVTTC has been providing state of the art facilities in its institutions and women centers are empowering women and converting them into young entrepreneurs.

Students, Salma and Shumaila Farooq narrated their stories and expressed that after having training now they are employment and supporting their families.

Chairman NAVTTC, Syed Javed Hassan said stories shared by students were inspiring. He urged the students to become source of inspiration for other women.

He said the step of distributing tool kits shows the seriousness of government in empowering women.

He also advised the students to have confidence and take step forward in giving feedback and describing their needs.

Earlier, Deputy Director and In-charge of Women Welfare Development Center Ismat Afridi in her welcome remarks explained the working of organization and said that it was vision of Quaid-i-Azam to have women side by side to raise and achieve height of glory.