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Skills Development

 

Despite training of many FATA youth by FATA DA in various trades, the gap between skilled and unskilled youth is still very wide. So far 26654 boys have been trained. Similarly, 31467 women have been trained in skills centers throughout FATA . On-job training is another programme under which youth are attached to various reputed organizations to gain experience in the relevant field.

FATA youth, after getting skills training, become eligible for various jobs and businesses. But neither all trained youth can find jobs nor they can start their businesses due to non-availability of credit facilities by the banks. Therefore, FATA DA has arranged credit facility and has provided Rs. 1118 million to a reputed firm “Akhuwat” to provide interest-free loans to the trained youth throughout FATA. So far, more than 37593 youth have been provided credit. With this arrangement the trained youth have started their small businesses and are earning handsome income for their families. They are now busy in constructive activities and playing their due role in the economic development of FATA. In addition, these youth trained by FATA DA have found jobs in Pakistan and abroad and have become source of income for their families.

IMPACT

As a result of training of large number of FATA youth in the market-oriented trades, their attentions have been diverted to constructive activities. They have now started small businesses in their own areas. To facilitate such entrepreneurs, interest-free loans have been provided to FATA youth. In addition to the benefits of earning handsome incomes, they have provided jobs to other jobless people at their outlets. Owing to the fact that their involvement in such activities will improve their standard of living, locals are now demanding for enhancement of such programs. These quick impact projects have multiplier effect. FATA DA is making further efforts to provide them more facilities.