Women on Wheels inauguration ceremony held at Rescue 1122

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Historic Women on Wheels Inauguration Ceremony held at Rescue 1122 LOS, Lahore on 8th March 2022 on occasion of International Women’s Day.

The Salman Sufi Foundation and UNDP Pakistan worked together to bring the historic Women on Wheels program back to Lahore. The inaugural ceremony took place on the 8th March 2022 at Rescue 1122 LOS, Lahore. Women on Wheels is a program focused on resolving women’s mobility woes by giving women motorbike training lessons, along with Road Safety and Anti-harassment workshops and then facilitating them with employment opportunities as well as issuance of driving licenses.

The initiative led by the Salman Sufi Foundation in collaboration with UNDP Pakistan aims to provide training to thousands of women by 2025. So far the Salman Sufi Foundation has trained over 30,000 women under its brainchild, Women On Wheels program.

This historical day was attended by prominent personalities such as the US Consul General, Mr. William K. Makaneole, who was invited as the Chief Guest; Rescue 1122 Director General, Dr. Rizwan Naseer; renowned travel author and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Salman Rashid; Executive Director of AGHS Legal Aid Cell, Miss. Nida Aly; OIC/Economic policy analyst SGD unit, Miss. Maheen Rashid and prominent Salman Sufi Foundation board members such as Miss. Zoe Khan and Mobeen Shafaat.

Furthermore, members of UNDP’s SGD’s unit (Copartner of the Women on Wheels Lahore Expansion program) were also present where they pledged full support to the initiative in all capacities. During the ceremony, the chief guest and other prominent supporters of the Salman Sufi Foundation gave their remarks on the Women on Wheels initiative.

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