LAHORE:25 September: Citi Foundation, the charitable arm of global financial services provider Citigroup, has joined hands with the Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF) for funding vocational training of young women from target districts (Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Lodhran and Muzaffargarh), says a handout issued on Monday.
The foundation has extended a grant worth $30,000 to the PSDF for providing core vocational and entrepreneurial training to 60 young women under the third scheme titled Skills for Market (SFM).
A distinctive feature of the SFM is to create linkages between rural female enterprises and product / services markets. Training service providers, who have been competitively selected under the scheme, will be used for this purpose.
The trainings will enable young rural women to engage in income generating activities, either by setting up an enterprise or expanding their access to market or getting wage employment.
A distinguishing feature of the scheme is the inclusion of core skills – numeracy, literacy, communication, creativity and planning – in the tracing package. The entrepreneurial training component will also impart skills in market analysis and access.Nation.