Bagh, AK: Vocational education is very important for women to transform their lives. Skilled women can bring constructive changes in the socioeconomic conditions of their families and in the society. Civil society has played a pivotal role in raising awareness as well as upbringing status of women through various interventions.
These views were expressed by various speakers during certificate distribution ceremony at Women Vocational Centre organized by Press For Peace (PFP), which is a non-government development organisation working for the betterment of rural communities.
Under this project women from marginalized groups are equipped with social and professional skills to improve their lives. The project provides vocational training for women of rural communities by educating basic skills of tailoring, embroidery etc.
Senior official Yousaf Kashmiri said that PFP has developed a 6 month training curriculum which develops women vocational skills and also incorporates civil rights education to raise awareness among women about healthy life style, good parenting, peace building and other concepts.
Imran Gillani District Coordinator said that the PFP in collaboration of Hope for Life organisation has established a number of ‘Girls Vocational centres’ (GVCs) in far-flung areas of Bagh, Azad Kashmir. He said that some trained women have started their own businesses and have been contributing towards an increase in their family income.
Social workers and community leaders Jannat Hassain ,Shokat Tamore, Zahid Gillani, Rubina Naz and other spoke on this occasion and hoped that such measures would helpful in the upbringing of livelihood of rural women.