Aseefa Bhutto Zardari stresses on women empowerment

Aseefa Bhutto Zardari has stressed the importance of empowering the youth, particularly women, through technical and vocational training and education, a necessity to create decent economic opportunities for younger generations and for the socio-economic sustainability of the Country.

Aseefa Bhutto Zardari stated this while addressing the Graduation ceremony of the trainees of Handloom Weaving Training organized by SZABIST ZABTech in collaboration with the SZABIST Foundation at Naudero House, Larkana.

Besides the Chairperson SZABIST Foundation, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, Faryal Talpur (Member SZABIST Foundation Board), Director SZABIST ZABTech Waheeda Mahesar, MNAs, MPAs, and other party office-bearers attended the event.

Certificates were awarded to 60 women trainees who had completed 04 Months of Handloom weaving training at the SZABIST Foundation. The Trainees were given Handlooms, and tablet devices loaded with a custom application to launch their online businesses immediately.

Aseefa Bhutto Zardari said that SZABIST Foundation is working to fulfil the promise of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and of her brother Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

“ZABTech and the SZABIST Foundation look forward to continuing programs for the betterment of rural women, to empower the youth, particularly women, through technical and vocational training and education. These initiatives are the most reliable interventions to create economic opportunities for the youth, and the long-term socio-economic stability of the Country,” she said.

She further added that this is the pilot project and other such projects would be replicated and scaled up by the SZABIST Foundation. “ZABTech, with the support of the SZABIST Foundation, has transformed the lives of more than 60000 underprivileged youth of Sindh. Our mission is to ensure that the youth of Pakistan is provided adequate training to fulfil the demand for skilled labour in the job market. It is a moment of great pride to be a part of the SZABIST foundation and to be here amongst my people fulfilling the vision of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto”, she added.

Speaking on the occasion, President PPP Women Wing and MPA Faryal Talpur praised the efforts of SZABIST and ZABTech and pointed out that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has always been very conscious and focused on women’s empowerment be it in terms of economic empowerment, social empowerment or political empowerment.

There is a dire need for Technical and Vocational Training for the youth, especially women and girls of Sindh. The youth of Sindh is full of potential and the land of Sindh encompasses many opportunities for them, she added.

Director SZABIST ZABTech said that technical and vocational training is the only solution for uplifting the country’s economy and taking advantage of our youth bulge. She mentioned that if Pakistan wants to emulate the success of developed nations, it is imperative to focus on this sector. She concluded her speech by congratulating the trainees on the successful completion of the training and Thanking the SZABIST Foundation for the financial support.

Hanif Samoon is a senior journalist based at Thar/Badin and contributes reports from different districts of Sindh to Minute Mirror. He has won a number of awards, including the Agahi Award twice for his stories on health and child rights. He tweets @HanifSamoon1 and can be reached through email at hanifsamoon@gmail.com

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