GGAP, UOL announce women training program



Staff Reporter

The Girl Guides Association Punjab and University of Lahore (UOL) has announced to launch a six-month internship program for training of women in various fields.

Begum Perveen Sarwar, wife of Governor Punjab, & President of Girls Guide Association Punjab said that through this training program, job opportunities will be provided and training will also be given to the women to deal with issues like harassment at workplace.

According to the details, a special ceremony was arranged by the Girl Guides Association Punjab and the University of Lahore.

Ammara Awais, Director Students Affairs UOL, Dr. Farzana Rauf member BOG, Executive Guide of Girls Guides Association Punjab Dr. Nighat Arshad, Salma Sajjad among others were present.

Speaking on the occasion, Begum Perveen Sarwar, said that this program has been started in collaboration with University of Lahore to provide employment to the educated women.

In the first phase, this program will only be for Lahore, but in the second phase this program will be launched in other cities of Punjab as well.

She said that under this program, training will be provided to girls for call centers jobs, computer operators jobs in offices and other fields to help them excel in career and training will also be imparted to them to protect themselves at the workplace.

Perveen Sarwar said that this training will enable the women, female students to find job opportunities in various institutes including University of Lahore and Girls Guide Association will also liaise with various institutions for their employment.

“We are pursuing a policy of strengthening Pakistan in every field and the country can make progress by empowering women,” she said.

Director Students Affairs, UOL, Ammara Owais said that by training women, we are pursuing a policy of making them stand on their own feet, adding that the women will be trained in all fields including HR, Finance and other departments of the University of Lahore with a view to provide them respectable jobs thus enabling them to attain higher places in the society because no society can develop without women empowerment.

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