PESHAWAR: A three-month-long training for 500 women, including 100 Afghan refugees, in different skills concluded here on Sunday.
The skill enhancement course was in phased manner, involving trainings on embroidery, block printing and weaving, followed by capacity building on enterprise and marketing.
The training was jointly organised by AHAN (Aik Hunar Aik Nagar), a non-profit company working under the ministry of industries & production, UNHCR, Commissioner Afghan Refugees (CAR) and Refugee Affected Hosting Areas (RAHA), according to a press release.
On the occasion, AHAN regional coordinator Zahid Ali Shah said the selected 500 females were divided into 25 groups comprising 20 each who got training in skill of their choice. About 25 trainers were hired for the purpose. He said that samples were also collected during the training phase which would be placed at exhibitions and display centres of AHAN across the country.
The project also involved holding of an exhibition at the end to build sustainable linkages for the trained beneficiaries.