In a concerted effort to empower the youth with the knowledge and skills needed to secure their livelihoods and contribute to society, the Farmers Development Organization (FDO) and the German organization WHH (Welthungerhilfe) came together for a toolkits distribution ceremony held at a local hotel in Multan on Wednesday.
Chief Commissioner Multan Abdul Jabbar was the chief guest on this occasion while DG Tevta Amir Aziz, Regional Director, Punjab Small Industries, Ammara Manzoor, and Hina Chaudhry, Section Officer Education South Punjab also attended the event.
Funded by the European Union, this collaboration is part of the CSO Bridge Programme, which aims to provide training and opportunities for young individuals in Multan to excel in various trades.
At the heart of this initiative is the recognition that equipping young people with the latest market trends is essential to ensuring their economic self-sufficiency and fostering their participation in national development.
Ms. Isabel, Head of Programme at WHH, emphasized the pivotal role that youth play in shaping the future of the country. She stated, “The youth are the driving force behind any nation’s progress. Now is the opportune moment to provide them with training that equips them with valuable, lifelong skills.”
Through the CSO Bridge Programme, a total of 240 young individuals have received six months of state-of-the-art training in a diverse range of fields, including digital marketing, beautician services, cooking, and electrical work. These carefully designed training programs are geared towards enabling the youth of Multan to become skilled professionals, capable of securing respectable livelihoods and contributing positively to society.
Asif Shahzad, Programme Head at FDO, highlighted the critical role that youth play in national development. He stressed, “Empowering our youth with the right knowledge and skills is not just an investment in their futures but also in the prosperity of our nation. Their energy, innovation, and dedication can drive our economy forward.”
The CSO Bridge Programme’s comprehensive training equips young individuals with the tools they need to thrive in an ever-evolving job market. In addition to imparting technical skills, the programme also focuses on instilling values of professionalism, ethics, and entrepreneurship, preparing the youth of Multan for a wide range of career opportunities.
This partnership between FDO and WHH, funded by the European Union, represents a significant step towards creating a more prosperous and inclusive society. By investing in the development of Multan’s youth, the programme is helping to build a future where young people have the resources and knowledge they need to secure their livelihoods and lead respectable lives. It is a testament to the power of collaboration, vision, and dedication in shaping a brighter tomorrow.
FDO is working in Saraiki Region (Southern Punjab-Pakistan), through participatory principles, benefitting hundreds of peasants, women and general communities in the fields of Livelihood, Institutional Development, Emergency Relief, Community Physical Infrastructure, Preventing gender based violence and promoting access to justice.
The organization has a successful history in designing projects, subsequently through conducting the assessments of community problems, creating and engaging the local volunteers for implementing and monitoring the projects.