Larkana: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Aseefa Bhutto Zardari this week stressed on 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, who is former president Asif Ali Zardari and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s daughter, was addressing the graduation ceremony of the trainees of Handloom Weaving Training organised by SZABIST ZABTech in collaboration with the SZABIST Foundation at Naudero House, Larkana.
She that SZABIST Foundation was working to fulfil the promise of former prime ministers Benazir Bhutto, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and of her brother Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
“ZABTech and the SZABIST Foundation look forward to continuing programmes 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 added.
Certificates were awarded to 60 women trainees who had completed four 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 said that this is a 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 60,000 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.