Project for supporting women IT Graduates launched

Karachi—The project of supporting female Information Technology (IT) graduates access to information Technology Sectors through internship program was launched here at Hamdard University Campus on Wednesday.
The project was launched under the Gender Equity Program (GEP) of Aurat Foundation with support of USAID and the project would be executed by Hamdard University.
Speaking on the occasion, Regional Director Aurat Foundation Ms. Mehnaz Rehman said that the female IT graduates could not find jobs because of not having sufficient skill.
The project would support them to groom and enhance their skills as they could get jobs easily.
The female graduates are very intelligent and have talent but many are still jobless and the project would help them to get jobs and contribute positive role in the development of country.
Chief Guest of the ceremony, Director K&N Foods Ms Naushaba Khalil said that the use of Information technology was increasing by passing each day and it had positive impacts and negatives over the society as well.
Keeping in the view rise of IT, women should enhance participation toward IT because the positive role of women could be beneficial for themselves and society as well.
Project Director of Hamdard University, Asad Ur Rehman said that under the program,120 female fresh graduates would be selected and they would be given a 3-weeks training on Information Technology and 3-day training on labor laws and sexual harassment law.
After such training, they would start to work as internees for the period of six months with more than 40 IT companies in Karachi city.
The internees would be paid Rs.6000 per month under this project, he added.
Project Leader Dr. Aqeel ur Rehman, President MAJU Zubair A Shaikh, Dr. Humaira Farooq from Bahari University, Ms Alia Hassan and Vice Chancellor Hamdard University Abdul Hannan also spoke on the occasion.
Chancellor of Hamdard University Sadia Rashid and other staff attended the ceremony.—APP

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