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Indian-trained women being hired as teachers

Indian-trained women being hired as teachers

Apr 04, 2012 - 19:22

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Fifty Afghan womeninfo-icon, returning from month-long training courses in India, would be hired as vocational trainers, officials said on Wednesday.

The hiring is aimed to improve the economic status of poor families and empower the women, Women's Affairs Minister Husan Bano Ghazanfar said.

She added the women would transfer their skills to others in areas of tailoring, making handicrafts, computer literacy, food processing and English language at the Shahrara Park in Kabul.

Durkhani Azi, one of the trained women, said she had learnt teaching vocational skills. "Now I know how to make juice from fruits and then process it to make jams. I also know how to teach it to others."

The 50 women participated in a month-long training in India with financial support from an Indian development organisation, called SIHWA.

SIHWA country director in Afghanistaninfo-icon, Parateba, said the training programme had been effective in the development of women's economy.

The Ministry of Women's Affairs says SIHWA has been operating in the country since 2007 and has so far sent more than 3,000 women to India for vocational training.



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