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Vocational Education & Training (VET)

United Nations High Commission for Refugees

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Vocational Education & Training (VET)

Project location : Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (NWFP) & FATA

Project start and end dates : 01 Aug 1998 – 31 December 1998

Project schedule

After successful completion of VET integrated program, the participant were able to:

  • Get pre-occupational orientation for VOCATIONAL education;
  • Get awareness regarding Vocational Education and Training;
  • Be sensitized regarding problems related to health/environmental protection such as the effect of deforestation, erosion, and destruction of natural resources and the increasing consumption of energies which is a concern for all mankind.
  • Obtain information related to appropriate, traditionally accepted technology and crafts, which require indigenous resources
  • Know and be acquainted with local available material
  • Know and understand the importance of VET in context of income generation, rehabilitation and reconstruction of Afghanistan
  • Develop respect for manual skill
Project description

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