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NGO distributes sewing machines among poor girls

PESHAWAR – Following a six months skill development training, a local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) distributed sewing machines and course completion certificates among 30 poor girls here on Thursday.

The sewing machines were distributed in a function held at a training centre of the FLOWERS NGO at Haji Camp where Ms Robeena Riaz, an official of Social Welfare & Women Development Department was the chief guest.

Giving details, the organisation head Fazal Mehmood said that the project had been initiated in collaboration with a Swiss NGO Equal Education Fund (EEF) wherein 30 poor girls were trained in every batch of six months.

During the training, he said experts of different fields taught the girls about sewing, embroidery, health education, hygiene, skill of marketing of different home made products.

Of the females, he said many were working in the houses on nominal wages but now they became skilled to earn their livelihood honourably and to avoid exploitation in the society.

Speaking on the occasion, Robeena Riaz lauded the efforts of FLOWERS and said that these were the right steps towards the empowerment of the neglected and marginalised sections of the society.

She also said that her department would fully support the girls by providing them the chances of visiting their centre as well as guiding them for making their products more competitive and qualitative.

During the training, he said experts of different fields taught the girls about sewing, embroidery, health education, hygiene, skill of marketing of different home made products.

Of the females, he said many were working in the houses on nominal wages but now they became skilled to earn their livelihood honourably and to avoid exploitation in the society.

Speaking on the occasion, Robeena Riaz lauded the efforts of flowers and said that these were the right steps towards the empowerment of the neglected and marginalised sections of the society.

She also said that her department would fully support the girls by providing them the chances of visiting their centre as well as guiding them for making their products more competitive and qualitative.

The Nation

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