Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) in collaboration with Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and Luiss Business School, Italy commenced a series of training sessions around youth, education, health and nutrition to enhance knowledge of community members on core issues concerning these topics and equip individuals with new learning opportunities. These trainings are envisioned for communities benefitting from Italian government funded PPAF’s Program for Poverty Reduction (PPR) in KP, Balochistan & FATA. The first training pertaining to initiatives for youth began at the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR).
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Ms. Emanuela Benini, Director, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation in Pakistan, Ms. Simi Kamal, Head of Programmes PPAF and Mr. Mohammad Ashraf, Head of PCRWR.
Ms. Benini lauded the efforts of PPAF towards poverty eradication and stressed on the need to adopt innovative approach to tackle poverty. She said the role of youth is pertinent in this regard. “Youth can play a pivotal role in driving change and through our community based training sessions in partnership with PPAF, we aim to familiarize them with innovative ways to practice change & impact their communities positively.”