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Wednesday Dec 05 2018

Skills development programme gives new hope to KP's tribal youth

PESHAWAR: Youth hailing from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's tribal areas, which were violence-ridden not long ago, are now learning new skills to lead a productive life.

A training programme, organised by the Sarhad Rural Support Programme and in cooperation with the German government, has over the past three years imparted technical training to over 2,000 tribal youth, who have now returned to their hometowns.

The youth learn technical skills including mechanic, plumbing and electrician skills at the training centre located in Peshawar's Hayatabad area.

Most of these youth were unable to complete their education due to poverty, lack of facilities, and violence in the region.

Like many of their batch-mates, two trainees told that, upon completion of the training, they intend to return to their hometowns and open shops there.

The programme administration said that a system is also in place to connect programme graduates with industries to increase their chances of employment.