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400 Afghan women complete vocational courses in Kandahar

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400 Afghan women complete vocational courses in Kandahar

afghan women in kandaharWomen’s Affairs Department in southern Kandahar province trained 400 women in tailoring, embroidery, curtain making, beautician and bead making in 2013.

In an interview with Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), Department’s economic section head Lailuma Noori said the trainings were provided with financial collaboration from donor agencies, as the Department lacked sufficient development budget.

The vocational trainings were aimed at empowering women, particularly destitute women who were begging on streets, to help them eke out a living on their own.

This year, 30 destitute women received a two-month training on curtain-making from experienced mentors.

According to PAN, the project was completed under the Regional Afghan Municipalities Program for Urban Populations (RAMP UP), the USAIDs main initiative to empower Afghan citizens.

Many of the women who completed training now run their business in their houses.

Noori said this year the Department planned building a bakery, a tailoring training centre, a woman market as well as launching cooking trainings for women.

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