Dozens of girls complete vocational training in Faryab
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): As many as 50 girls have completed vocational training in different skills and another 600 youth graduated from a short capacity building course in western Faryab province, officials said on Thursday.
The 50 illiterate women were trained in various skills as part of the Empowerment Programme for Illiterate Women and Girls in Qaisar, Alamar, Kohistanat, Pushtonkot, Khwaja Sabz Posh, Dawaltabad, Balcharagh and Grizwan districts with financial support from the United Kingdom (UK) Department for Internal Development (DFID) fund, said Mohammad Nasir Yousufi, the programme in-charge in Faryab.
He told Pajhwok Afghan News the purpose of their programme was to help and empower illiterate women and girls. He said so far 10 schools had been constructed where 3,700 illiterate girls had so far been imparted basic education.
Also as many as 11,000 illiterate students had been provided basic education in villages under the programme, he said.
According to Yousufi, of 741 poor women and girls, 489 had completed training in making handicrafts and tailoring.
The empowerment and literacy programme was launched by the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) in 2013 in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MoE). The programme will continue until mid 2016.
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