IRC awards certificates to FATA youth

Peshawar—A certificate distribution ceremony was organized by International Rescue Committee (IRC) Pakistan in Peshawar, at the Government Advance Technical Training Center (GATTC). During this ceremony, toolkits and stipends were also distributed among a total of 85 youth belonging to the temporarily displaced families of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
These passing out trainees have been provided with hands-on training in the trades of Plumbing, Electrician, Tailoring and Computer Hardware by GATTC on behalf of IRC Pakistan. This training program is part of a broader project named as RELIEF, being implemented by IRC in FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK).
Mr. Riaz Ahmad, Executive Director Oversees Employment Corporation, Mr. Bacha Munir, Director M&E KP-TEVTA, Ms. Rahat Yasmin, Principal GTVC KP-TEVTA Women wing alongside other dignitaries from IRC Pakistan and KP TEVTA, attended the ceremony to encourage the young trainees and to inspire them to become active contributors to the national economy.
With the aim of enabling better livelihood opportunities for the displaced youth residing in Peshawar, IRC Pakistan is implementing another fully dedicated project on skills development with the support of Stichting Vluchteling (SV). The project aims to train 447 men and women youth from FATA in eight different technical and vocational trades, i.e. heavy machinery operator, auto mechanic, tailoring, plumbing, domestic electrician, computer hardware, embroidery and fabric embellishment work.
In order to provide Competency Based Trainings (CBT), the IRC has partnered with Skills Development Council (SDC), Sarhad Rural support Program (SRSP) and Govt. Advance Technical Training Center (KP-TEVTA). Under the same project, 52 men have successfully graduated as heavy machinery operators and auto mechanics by SDC Peshawar, while 74 women have recently been trained by SRSP in the trades of fabric embellishment, tailoring and embroidery.
Apart from providing humanitarian assistance, government, humanitarian and development actors felt the need to facilitate these TDP youth in securing livelihoods opportunities through the promotion and delivery of marketable technical and vocational skills. —Agencies

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