A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Sahiwal (CIIT) and Dairy and Rural Development Foundation (DRDF) at a ceremony held at COMSATS Sahiwal.
The MoU pertains to collaborations for trainings to help achieve the ultimate goal of developing the dairy and livestock sector in Punjab.
Speaking on the occasion, DRDF Chairman, Dr. Salman Shah, said, “The Dairy Project’s training programs will continue to empower the unemployed rural youth, and help them pursue the path of self-employment. I would like to extend my best wishes to the first graduating batch of Master Trainers trained by COMSATS, and I am certain that they will significantly contribute to achieving the project’s overall goals.”
Under the MoU, CIIT Sahiwal will impart hands-on trainings to USAID – DRDF Dairy Project’s Master Trainers, and/or staff, curriculum development and certifications to trainees, and project beneficiaries. CIIT will ensure that with improved knowledge and skills, the certified trainers will be entitled to conduct subsequent trainings for Women Livestock Extension Workers, Farmers and Artificial Insemination Technicians (AITs) to improve the profitability of farmers and bring socio-economic change in the lives of rural communities in Punjab.