KADO opens Sewing Centre to train displaced women

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Hunza, December 10 (PR): Karakuram Area Development Organization (KADO), an indigenous development initiative of Gilgit – Baltistan, has inaugurated a Sewing Centre at a camp of IDPs in Central Hunza. The centre will provide training to a total of 15 women for three months, enabling them to improve their livelihoods.

The Centre was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner of Hunza -Nagar, Burhanudin Afandi, in the presence of Dr. Khawaja Khan, President of Ismaili Regional Council for Hunza.

Speaking at the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner said that he will ensure uninterrupted supply of electricity to the sewing centre and the IDPs camp. He also promised to take the resettlement of the IDPs with GB Chief Secretary. He further offered to provide employment to some of the trained IDPs in different government departments, on need basis.

Dr. Khawaja stressed on the need for permanently rehabilitation of the IDPs to reduce their frustration and miseries. He applauded KADOs role in empowering the women and directing them towards self reliance which he termed the most effective way out of the difficult situation.

KADO Chief Executive Officer, Mubeen, briefed the participants about different development interventions undertaken by his organization.

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