Hashoo Foundation committed to youth empowerment

Islamabad—The Youth Skills Day has particular significance for Hashoo Foundation as most of the Foundation’s initiatives are targeted towards youth empowerment. World Youth Skills Day is celebrated every year on 15th July and is about raising awareness of the importance of acquiring skills as a means to address the challenges of unemployment and under employment, and as a way to achieve better socio-economic conditions for all youth.The “Pakistani official standards” defines youth as between 15-29 years of age. According to this definition Pakistan has an approximate youth population of 60%. Therefore HF has a proactive approach for investing in and engaging with the Pakistani youth.
Hashoo Foundation’s flagship program of Skills Development, popularly known as Hashoo Hunar,focuses onyouth empowerment through various approaches. The Hospitality Management Training Program (HMTP) is one such initiative that not only imparts hospitality management skillset to the aspiring young jobseekers but also provides job placement services by linking them to the relevant employers.The program has been in place since 1999and the training duration ranges from3 months to 1 Year in various disciplines and is imparted by in-house experts. HF also works with the uneducated youth through its Enterprise Development Program in projects of dairy farming and other agribusiness related interventions in South Punjab.
Other initiatives across the country include Technical and Vocational Training program, Early Childhood Development program, Youth Development Centers. InGilgit-Baltistan and Chitral the project “Harnessing Indigenous Cultures for Economic Empowerment of Artisans and Sectarian Harmony’’ aims to promote peace and harmony by mobilizing/training youth through cultural economic activitiesin collaboration with Center for Culture & Development (CKU). The Foundation’s efforts are widely recognized and also acknowledged by the beneficiaries themselves. “Hashoo Foundation changed my life as I never expected to be working in a five star hotel.—Agencies

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