Pajhwok Services

SMS News Service

Photo Service

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Language
Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Dozens of girls complete vocational training in Faryab

Dozens of girls complete vocational training in Faryab

By
On
Dec 24, 2015 - 20:08

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 womeninfo-icon 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 educationinfo-icon.

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.

ACTED is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) working in reconstructioninfo-icon, agricultureinfo-icon, education and vocational training areas.

nh

Related Article


Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.

   

Advertisement

Advertisement

Twitter Update