The project, ‘Enhancing socio-economic development through investing in human capital in Punjab and Sindh’ sought to improve the TVET sector by working on relevance, quality, access and equity of TVET services predominantly for the deprived communities, and exclusively focused on rural women and youth. It aimed at increasing income generating activities for the target groups through improving access to and quality of TVET services by designing and implementing demand driven training programmes, using innovative approaches, using new teaching and learning methodologies, and improving linkages between TVET graduates and labour market service providers for job counselling, job placement and facilitation for self-employment including access to micro-credit services. TVET institutes were also to be strengthened through including life skills training for trainees. Overall, the project aimed to redress stereotyping by encouraging both boys and girls to go for “non-traditional” activities through skill development streams.
Time frame: June 2012 to December 2015
Location: Districts Thatta, Mirpur Khas, and Tando Allah Yar in Sindh, Districts Muzaffargarh, Rajanpur, Vehari, and Multan in Punjab
Donor: European Commission – through CARE International UK
Implementing Partner: Rahnuma - Family Planning Association of Pakistan (FPAP), AWAZ Foundation Pakistan: Centre for Development Services (AWAZ CDS)