Over 300 Women Trained under Punjab Skill Development Fund

Under livelihood and training program, SACHET-Pakistan started different skill development training courses for girls of Punjab with the support of Punjab Skill Development Fund. There were two batches of 3 months each starting from January 01, 2017 and ending on June 30, 2017.
Over 300 women successfully completed TEVTA approved skill development training in following trades at SACHET Training Centers located at Japan Road Gagri, Kahuta Road Pinyali and F-8 Markaz Islamabad.
• Textile Sales and Marketing
• Fabric Quality Inspector
• Domestic Tailoring
• Fabric Cutting Expert

The overall objective of the project was to provide skills development training to unemployed women and girls and empower them to earn livelihood for themselves. These courses were part of Punjab government’s comprehensive program to train as many as 2,000 women in different skills in just three months. This female-focused training was provided in the rural and far-flung areas of the Punjab province with an aim to assist domestic women to earn livelihood in a respectable manner. The training courses were free of cost along with stipend of Rs.1500 per month for each student. Furthermore, SACHET Pakistan facilitated students by providing free of cost uniforms, bags, training material, pick and drop facility and refreshment during the training.

Project Outcomes
• Trained more than 360 girls in different skills like fabric cutting, domestic tailoring, textile sales and marketing and Fabric quality inspection.
• Placement of trainees at relevant employers.
• Developed a Craft App: The data base of the trained persons has been maintained by PSDF and SACHET-Pakistan itself and shared with different employers’ online e-g. SNP Global.
• On successful completion of training course, students were awarded Certificates from Punjab Board of Technical Education.

Project Launching Ceremony at SACHET Training Center Gagri

20th December 2016

A project launching ceremony of Women Focused Trainings SFPGS-2016 was held at Japan Road Gagri on 20th December 2016. In this ceremony women & girls from local communities were specially invited to get absolutely free registration in different trades. Religious personalities, political leaders, influential personalities and social activists from targeted areas were also invited to motivate the students for admission in these courses.

 

Project Launching Ceremony at SACHET Training Center Pinyali

27th December 2016

A project launching ceremony of Women Focused Trainings SFPGS-2016 was held at SCDP Pinyali, on December 27, 2016. On the day of launching ceremony, students welcomed the courses and showed their profound interest for admission.  They were excited and enthusiastic to get enrolled for these trainings

 

 

 


Admission Open – Free Training in Adda Work, District Khanewal

SACHET-Pakistan in collaboration with Punjab Skill Development Fund (PSDF) is going to start a unique project in district Khanewal where 175 females will be linked with market after training in Adda Work Skill. The classes will start from February 01, 2018 in three Tehsils of District Khanewal namely; Mian Channu, Jahanian and Khanewal. Interested candidates who wish to make their career in Adda Work and market linkage are encouraged to apply.


Defence Day 2016 celebrated at SCDP Pinyali, Rawalpindi

[Dated: 21st September, 2016]

A day long fun fair was held at SCDP Pinyali, located at Main Kahuta Road, District Rawalpindi on 8th September, 2016 jointly organized by SACHET head office and SCDP Pinyali team for the women, girls and School children. The event was organized to celebrate Defence Day of Pakistan by engaging local community members of Pinyali and surrounding villages.
img-20160909-wa0071The event also aimed at sharing the progress and services of SACHET offered at SCDP Pinyali such as health services, job-related trainings such as domestic tailoring, custom designing and beautician courses, educational training such as Computer short courses etc. Furthermore the event aimed to create local support from communities for the long term sustainability of services at SCDP Pinyali. The joint efforts of SACHET’s team, both at SCDP Pinyali and Head Office level made the event successful. img-20160909-wa00291Different activities were organized considering the interest of local community. Stalls were placed for mehendi, handicrafts and food items. Bridal makeup competition was also the part of the fun fair. Qirat, Naat and speech competition took place among the students of local schools (Iqra Model School and Sir Syed School System).
The event formally started at 9:00 am. Visitors took interest in stalls like mehndi design, kid’s garments, handicrafts food, soft drinks etc. Program was hosted by Ms. Sadaf (Teacher of Sir Syed School System), and witnessed by around 200 community members.
Individual segments such as, Qirat, Naat and speech competition among the students of Iqra Model School and Sir Syed School System started at 12:00 noon. Program was started with Qirat competition followed by Naat and speech. Competition between Iqra Model School and Sir Syed School System was going on at one side while brides were getting ready at the same time and stalls were also set for the general public simultaneously. img-20160909-wa0047At the end of competition tablo was performed by Iqra Model School and National song was sung by Sir Syed School System Students. Performances of the competitors were judged by selected community representatives.
Local notables including Qazi Adil Aziz (Chairman UC Sihala Islamabad), Mr. Shahid Malik (Candidate for Chairman UC Sihala Islamabad), Qureshi Anwar (Councilor), Captain (R) Tariq (Social Activist), Mr. Ulfat Hussain (Committee member of SCDP Pinyali), Ms. Ayesha (Local Beautician Trainer), Qazi Hammad Shah (Principal of Iqra model School), Syed Shabbir Hussain Shah (Principal of Sir Syed School System), Raja Arshad Mehmood (Businessman), Mr. Muhammad Faheem (Secretary General SACHET Pakistan), Mrs. Fauzia Faheem (Philanthropist), Syed Hassan Zaidi (Retired DG Port Shipping Additional Secretary Ministry of Communication), and t Mrs. Shehla Hassan Zaidi were present in the event. Security was made sure by officially notifying Mr. Sardar Zulfiqar (SHO of Police Station Kahuta), who deputed suitable number of policemen at the facility. More over large number of women and children of Pinyali and neighbouring villages contributed in the event.img-20160909-wa0059
Awards for the best performance in each category were awarded to the students at the end of the event. Winners of Qirat, Naat and speech competition were awarded with trophies and runners up were appreciated with medals. There was first, second and third prize for the best stalls as well as for bridal makeup contest.img-20160909-wa00251
Guests visited stalls and the facility of SCDP Pinyali and appreciated the efforts of SACHET Pakistan for the last sixteen years. The notables including Qazi Adil Aziz, Captain (R) Tariq, Mr. Shahid Malik, Mr. Muhammad Faheem, Mrs. Fauzia Faheem, Syed Hassan Zaidi and Mrs. Shehla Hassan Zaidi showed their personal commitment to support SCDP Pinyali for the up-gradation of existing services and appreciated the efforts of SACHET team.img-20160909-wa0007
The untiring efforts of SACHET Team especially Dr. Ishrat Ehsan (Incharge Medical Officer Pinyali), Mr. Hamid Zaman, Mr. Muhammad Sajid, Mrs. Rukhsana Zahid, Mrs. Yasmeen, Mr. Shamshair Ali, Mr. Muhammad Meherban Husain, Mrs. Maroof Jan, Mr. Waqas Ahmed, Ms. Saima Bashir, Ms. Chaman Malik and all volunteers and well wishers made the event a successful and gave a positive message to the local community of Pinyali and others.


Independence Day 2016 celebrated at SCDP Gagri, District Islamabad

To mark the occasion of Independence Day of Pakistan, SACHET organized a full day funfair for women, girls and children at SCDP (SACHET Community Development Program) Gagri located on Japan road Sihala district Islamabad on 16th August 2016. The main objective for organizing the event was to celebrate Independence Day of Pakistan by engaging local community members especially women, girls and children of Gagri and surrounding villages. The event also aimed at sharing the progress and services of SACHET offered at SCDP Gagri such as health services, vocational training including domestic tailoring and beautician courses etc and to generate local support from communities for the long term sustainability of services at SCDP Gagri. SACHET’s team, both at SCDP Gagri and Head Office level jointly organized the event.

Various segments were planned for the event including stalls of embroidery, handicrafts and food items, bridal makeup competition, speeches, tablos, national songs and naat competition among the students of craft centre, beautician training centre and students of local schools. A huge number of women and children of Gagri and adjacent villages participated in the event. Local notables including Mrs. Farah Naz (Principal F.G Model Girls High School Gagri), Mrs. Salma (Principal Ali Model School Gagri), Ms. Safeena (lady Councilor), Dr. Ishrat (In charge Medical officer SCDP Pinyali), Mr. Muhammad Saghir Abbasi (Social Activist), Chaudhry Nasir (Vice Chairman Local Council Gagri), Chaudhry Amir (Councilor) and Qari Zubair (Imam Masjid Gagri), were also present in the event. Security was ensured by formally informing SHO of Police Station Sihala, who deputed appropriate number of policemen at the facility.

The event formally started at 9:00am and was opened for the public to visit the stalls. Visitors took interest in stalls like mehndi design, kid’s garments, handicrafts food, soft drinks etc. Individual segments such as bridal makeup competition, speeches, tablos, national songs and naat competition among the students started at 11:00 am and witnessed by around 150 community members. Performances of the competitors were judged by selected community representatives. Awards for the best performance in each category were awarded to the students at the end of the event.
Winners of singing, speech and tablo competition were awarded with trophies and runners up were appreciated with medals. There was first, second and third prize for the best stalls as well as for bridal makeup contest.

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After the prize distribution ceremony, guests visited the facility of SCDP Gagri and appreciated the continued efforts of SACHET Pakistan for the last seventeen years. The notables including Mr. Muhammad Saghir Abbasi, Chaudry Nasir and Chaudry Amir showed their commitment to support SCDP Gagri for the up-gradation of existing services and appreciated the efforts of SACHET team.

Jashn-e-Azadi fun fair 2016 was marked as a successful event and gave a positive message to the local community of Gagri. It was made possible because of the untiring efforts of SACHET Team especially Dr. Kanwal Riaz, Mr. Hamid Zaman, Mr. Jacob Samuel, Ms. Saira Bano, Ms. Tahira Jabeen, Mr. Muhammad Rizwan, Mr. Muhammad Nawaz, Ms. Bilquis Bibi, Mr. Waqas Ahmed, Ms. Saima Bashir, Ms. Chaman Malik and all volunteers and well wishers.


Anti-Measles Campaign in ICT 12,000 children vaccinated

Anti Measles Campaign concluded in ICT, 12000 children received vaccination.

In January 2015, SACHET joined hands with Directorate of Health Services (DHS) CDA Islamabad to form a consortium as a public private partnership with an objective to initiate universal health coverage program as a part of its health equity model for the inhabitants of Islamabad Capital Territory. SACHET deputed 12 skilled vaccinators for the Anti-Measles Campaign in Islamabad Capital Territory and 12,000 children were vaccinated till Feb 2015 in the localities of Bari Imam, Rawal dam, Rawal Town, Staff colonies of PM House, KPK House, Punjab House, Sindh House and Wapda House.