Project location: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (NWFP) & FATA
Project start and end dates: 01 Aug 1998 – 31 December 1998
The integrated Vocational Education and Training (VET) program was geared to meet the basic needs of the target groups by providing opportunities to acquire technical knowledge, skills and social behavioral pattern, which are decisive for people to successfully undertake economic activities either as employee, entrepreneur or in a subsistence economy. Creation of effective integrated vocational education and training was envisaged to be complementarily introduced to the target group of the formal and non-formal educational sectors of BEFARe.
The project enabled 125 Afghan Refugees to support themselves in refugee camps as well as encourage them to repatriate and productively utilize their acquired skill for rehabilitation and reconstruction purposes. Some of the vocational skills included in the program were welding, Small handicrafts making; Carpet waving; Construction industry; Electrician work, Plumbing, Food drying and packaging, Embroidery; Tailoring, Garments and carpentry; besides training on small and medium enterprise (SME) management. BEFARe also enhanced participants’ capacities to access micro credit from various financial institutions.
By providing VET the project enabled Afghan Refugees to support themselves in refugee camps as well as encourage them to repatriate and productively utilize their acquired skill for rehabilitation and reconstruction purposes