KARACHI: United States (US) Deputy Consul General John Warner on Wednesday attended the graduation ceremony of 143 young girls trained under a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded training program implemented at a vocational training institute for under-served youth.
A US Consulate statement said that this was the second group of trainees to graduate from the “training and reading for adolescents in need” project under the USAID’s small grants and ambassador’s fund programme implemented at the Aman Foundation.
The young girls from Karachi received basic education for five months, along with three months of technical training in stitching where they learned to make bedsheets, curtains and women’s clothing.
Warner said that he was glad that USAID and Aman Foundation have been able to open doors to prosperity for the young girls through a mix of vocational training and education, adding that the project has provided them with tools to become productive citizens with a positive influence on their families and society.
Aman Foundation Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Malik Ahmad Jalal said that the foundation believed in empowering women, since they played a vital role in nurturing their families and hence the nation as a whole.
“We thank USAID for their continued support and hope that our mission of empowering women and transforming their lives will brighten Pakistan’s future”, he added.