Special Advisor to Prime Minister, Dr Sania Nishtar visited Ehsaas Women Empowerment Center (WEC) in Burma Town, Islamabad.
The WEC operates under the supervision of Pakistan Bait ul Mal that is one of the four main executing agencies of Ehsaas.
At the centre, Dr. Nishtar met with deserving yet talented girls and women who were enrolled in complimentary skills training courses- computer literacy, beautician, dress designing and making, and hand and machine embroidery etc. She listened to the voices, concerns and suggestions of the girls.
During the visit, the SAPM was joined by Secretary Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division and Managing Director Pakistan Baitul Mal.
Low-income group of girls and women are trained in two shifts, bi-annually. Local skills are also being imparted in the WEC.
Under the umbrella of Ehsaas, strengthening and expansion of WECs is one of the tangible measures being taken for the socio-economic empowerment of women.
Under the supervision of Pakistan Baitul Mal, the disadvantaged women are empowered through skills development in the fields of livelihoods, education, economy, and self-reliance at 157 WECsnationwide.
“Ensuring equality, training women, and providing access to opportunities to deserving women is the core thinking behind WECs.
It is heartening to see that WEC’s skills training courses enable the young girls to start their own businesses and earn livelihoods for their families”, said Dr. Nishtar while expressing happiness in interacting with women.