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PSDF, OGDCL to impart skills training to youth

By Our Correspondent
December 09, 2023

LAHORE: Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF) and Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) have formalised a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide free skills training to 150 individuals in Attock, Chakwal, and DG Khan districts.

The collaborative initiative aims to enhance employability and create income-generating opportunities for the youth, with a special emphasis on gender inclusivity. Out of the 150 trainees, 50% will be women, reflecting a commitment to provide income generation opportunities for trainees and uplifting them.

PSDF logo. — Facebook/Punjab Skills Development Fund-PSDF
PSDF logo. — Facebook/Punjab Skills Development Fund-PSDF

The training programme will cover a diverse range of trades, including graphic design, beautician, domestic tailoring, electrician, hand embroidery, and welding. These trades have been selected strategically, taking into consideration the cultural norms and economic landscape of the target districts, aiming to equip the youth with skills that align with the local demand.

At the MoU signing ceremony COO PSDF said ‘We believe in the transformative power of skills training to shape the future of our youth. Through this collaboration with OGDCL, we are not just imparting skills; we are fostering a culture of empowerment. At PSDF, we are committed to being catalysts of change, creating pathways for the youth to unlock their full potential and contribute meaningfully to the development of Attock, Chakwal, and DG Khan districts.’

MOU signed on training of homeless kids, women

The Inspector General Police (IGP), Punjab, and the director of a private organisation Friday signed an MoU for the protection, care, education and training of homeless runaway children and women suffering from social problems.

Under the MoU, the Punjab police and Holistic Foster Care agreed to take mutual measures for the protection, care and training of homeless children and women. According to the spokesperson for the Punjab police, all possible steps will be taken to provide psychological support, protection and rehabilitation to children who are victims of social abuse and child labour, etc.

The organization will also provide full support in running the operations of the Punjab Police's Tahaffuz Manzil project. Joint measures will be taken for the education of children living in Tahaffuz Manzil and professional vocational training of women.