Women Skills Training Centre

To cater for the needs of women, who constitute a vulnerable segment of Kashmiri society, a Skills Training Centre was established in the HOPE’87’s camp office in Dhulli, Nar Sher Ali Khan. The Centre was set up with 10 sewing machines, 2 embroidery machines, basic infrastructure and other necessary office furniture for students and staff. It provided a six-month skills training course to women including tailoring, embroidery, knitting and designing home decoration items.

Learn to Earn - computer training courses for marginalized youth with special needs

 This project, which was successfully completed on the 31st of December 2010, achieved its objective of training 955 men and women with special needs (especially deaf and mute persons) in IT- knowledge. In doing so, the project responded to the high demand of IT-education in Pakistan’s society. The specific aim of this project was to improve the chances to further education and entering the job market for the youth of Lahore and especially for those marginalized young people with special needs.

HOPE Technical Training Centre

 The Technical Training Centre, which is situated in Old Dhaka City existing since 2001, is also a youth and learning centre for the local youth. The centre successfully gives local students the opportunity to learn computer literacy, since it was declared as compulsory for all school children by the Government of Bangladesh but cannot be provided by most of the schools. This Training Centre is also affiliated to the Bangladesh Technical Education Board and successful students obtain attendance certificates.