KP to pay stipend to 5500 skills gaining students of merged areas

Staff Reporter

In order to empower the tribal youth, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has chalked out a skill development programme for over 5500 youth of the merged district.

Under the programme, the KP government would impart free training in tourism, technical fields and IT businesses through KP Information Technology Board (KPITB) and KP Education and Vocational Training Authority.

An official of KP Information Department said that the Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) has already approved Rs 1.4 billion for the project while TEVTA has started two-year paramedics training courses.

He said that a training programme was launched for youth from North and South Waziristan, Khyber, Orakzai, Kurram, Bajaur, Mohmand, and sub divisions Tank, DI Khan, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Kohat and Peshawar.

He said that free training with boarding and lodging facilities along with the monthly stipend would be given to the students, while the courses would be arranged at renowned institutions of the country.

The officials said that female candidates were also encouraged to apply for the training courses so that they could also serve their communities in their respective areas besides supporting their families.

Similarly, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information & Technology Board (KPITB) in partnership with DEMO, DataPoint, and Tech Valley will be carrying out the capacity-building project, “Employable Digital Skills for the Youth of Newly Merged Areas” to train 840 youth across the newly merged districts.

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