The project of supporting female Information Technology (IT) graduates through internship program was launched here at Hamdard University Main Campus at Madinat al-Hikmah, Karachi.
The project was launched under the Gender Equity Program (GEP) of Aurat Foundation with support of USAID and the project would be executed by Hamdard University.
Speaking on the occasion, Regional Director Aurat Foundation Ms. Mehnaz Rehman said that the female IT graduates could not find jobs because of not having sufficient skill. The project would support them to get jobs easily. The female graduates are very intelligent and have talent but many are still jobless and the project would help them to contribute and play positive role in the development of the country.
Chief Guest of the ceremony Director K&N Foods Ms Naushaba Khalil said that the use of Information technology was increasing by each passing. Keeping in the view rise of IT, women should enhance participation toward IT because the positive role of women could be beneficial for themselves and society as well.
Project Director of Hamdard University, Asad Ur Rehman said that under the program, 120 female fresh graduates would be selected and they would be given a 3-weeks training on Information Technology and 3-day training on labor laws and sexual harassment law.