Pact to train students in professional skills inkedBy Pajhwok Reporter Nov 1, 2011 - 20:42
KABUL (PAN): A $1. 5 million (72,090,000 afghanis) agreement was signed between the Harakat organization and the ministries of education and labour, social affairs, martyrs & disables in Kabul on Tuesday.
Harakat is an independent, not-for-profit, Afghan-managed organisation that aims to improve Afghanistan’s business environment.
The agreement was signed by deputy education minister, Mohammad Asif Nang, Human Resources head of the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disables, Khair Mohammad Niro and Harakat acting director, Chance Selenga.
Under the agreement, Harakat organisttion would train 12th grade students in hotel management, carpet-weaving, food processing and railway lines, Nang said.
The training programme's first semester would last 33 months, Selenga said, adding most of Afghan youth were jobless and the programme would provide them work opportunity.