In April 2018, SACHET-Pakistan in collaboration with Punjab Skill Development Fund (PSDF) launched the scheme “Skills for Market Linkage” in district Khanewal where 175 women are currently enrolled at three centers located in tehsil Mian Channu, Jahanian and Khanewal. Training program includes initial core skills training, business management module, project work followed by market linkages.
The main objective of this scheme “Skills for Market Linkage” is to provide demand-driven training to the rural women in garments sector (Adda Work) and create structured market linkage opportunities enabling them for participation in economic activities.
“Skills for Market Linkage” project envisions to achieve outcomes such as: 1) Businesses are set-up at village level to ensure market linkage with buyers. 2) Provision of tool-kits to ensure sustainable business outcomes. 3) Structured market linkage opportunities for rural females so they have sustainable income streams even after the program concludes.