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1,000 disabled get vocational training

1,000 disabled get vocational training

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Feb 23, 2014 - 14:25

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least 1,000 people with disabilities in northern Kunduz province received vocational training, with 350 already having jobs, officials said on Sunday.

  

 The vocational training courses were arranged over the past three years with the help of Social Association of Persons with Disabilities, funded by Sweden International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).   

Abdul Khalil Waziri, director of the association, said the vocational trainings included, tailoring, embroidery, repairing mobile phones and computers, rising honey bees, literacy, English and computer courses, producing jams and pickle.    

 He said the 350 trained individuals had already found jobs in different sectors while the rests were provided with their capacity building, proposal writing, and marketing and management trainings.  

 The disable person said they were able to earn 200 to 500 afghanis daily and could now feed their families.

 According to the statistics shared by the disable commission of the parliament, as many as 800,000 handicapped persons were living in the country out of which 41 percent were female.

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