Up to 90 Pakistani returnees and locals, including more than 50 women, received sewing kits and electrician’s kits as in-kind support at a ceremony here on Thursday. The event took place within the framework of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Sector Support Program (SSP) to facilitate the reintegration of returnees abroad.
The TVET SSP facilitates the reintegration of returnees under its new component “Reintegration of Returnees in Pakistan”, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
In her remarks on the occasion, Head of TVET SSP, Iris Cordelia Rotzoll, said: “For any economy to thrive, it is essential to promote self-employment and entrepreneurship in the informal sector. The reintegration component of SSP TVET now also enables returnees and locals to become economically stable and shape a sustainable future for their communities. »
The TVET SSP is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in partnership with the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), in close cooperation with the provincial technical education authorities and vocational training (TEVTA) and several non-profit organizations. profit organizations, public and private while it is funded by the European Union, Germany and the Norwegian Embassy.
As part of this initiative, beneficiaries received training during a two-day workshop on career and entrepreneurship counseling before the in-kind support handover ceremony.
The men and women from Punjab and KP, who participated in the workshop, will now be able to start their own businesses when they return to their hometowns.
Kinza Ejaz, a returnee from Saudi Arabia, plans to work from home as a seamstress for her local community in Gujrat.