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Women’s handicrafts go on display in Kandahar

Women’s handicrafts go on display in Kandahar

Jun 25, 2013 - 16:28

KANDAHAR CITY (PANinfo-icon): A three-day exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of womeninfo-icon’s handcrafts, was inaugurated in this southern city on Tuesday, the governor’s office said.

Sponsored by the provincial departments of women’s affairs and information and culture, the event is aimed to find market for women’s handcrafts.

A statement from the governor’s house said, the exhibition offered the people the opportunity to see and purchase the handcrafts prepared by Kandahari women.

Director of Women’s Affairs Ruqia Achakzai said at the inaugural ceremony: “Several handmade items are on display and we hope to find domestic and international markets for women’s handcrafts.”

She called upon women to sell their handcrafts in the domestic market. “We will work even harder to find a market for the handmade products and will also ask our merchants to support efforts at helping women solve their economic problems.”

Also on Tuesday, 130 male and female youth graduated from vocational training courses conducted by the Department of Martyrs, Disabled, Work and Social Affairs.

Sixty of the graduates were female and the remaining 70 male, who attended different vocational training courses over the past months.

Nazar Ali Qateh, the director of martyrs, disabled and social affairs, hoped the graduates would be able to overcome their financial problems.



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