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FRDO







VOCATIONAL SKILLS TRAINING: 2018

Start Date: 5th August 2018

End Date: 15th January 2018

Geographical Location: Kabul Province – PD 10.

Project Direct Beneficiaries: 500 female Beneficiaries

Project Indirect Beneficiaries: 3500 male and female

Funding Agency: United Nations – World Food Programme (UN-WFP)

Description:

Decades of war, internal conflicts, poverty, and lack of access to primary needs, education opportunities, and healthcare facilities, caused women to remain the least important portion of the Afghan society and couldn’t achieved their human and legal rights in their live. Considering the issues and challenges faced by the Afghan women and in light of the several surveys conducted by the Female Rehabilitation and Development Organization (FRDO), Afghanistan Central Statistics Organization (ACSO), assessments and skills gap analysis surveys conducted by ASRA consulting firm in April 2018 and through the financial support of UN-WFP, FRDO had designed a six months Vocational Skills Training Programme in Carpet weaving and Bag making skills for 500 vulnerable and needy women in PD10 of Kabul province. The programme had several objectives, the first objective of the project was to train 500 female vulnerable beneficiaries, the second objective was to distribute food commodities to beneficiaries through selected shops, the third objective was to create employment opportunities, and the last objective was create linkages between the beneficiaries and local markets. In light of the programme objectives, in accordance to the standard curriculum provided by the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD), FRDO had conducted six months theoretic and practical vocational training classes and trained 250 female beneficiaries in Bag making skill and 250 female beneficiaries in Carpet weaving skill. During the trainings, in accordance to the lesson plan, beneficiaries had been thought BDS topics, literacy courses and healthcare topics. At the end of the project, to create business opportunities, business plans had been prepared by the FRDO, and toolkits distributed to project beneficiaries so that they operate their own SEs and generate income to support their families and be self-sufficient. Finally, after a tracer study conducted by FRDO, it was found that 80 percent of the beneficiaries created their own SE and most of them are hired as wages employee with production companies in Kabul.

Project Goal:

To train 500 vulnerable and needy female Beneficiaries in vocational skills and contribute to reduce the poverty level and improve food security of the beneficiaries through creation of job opportunities and enhance income of the vulnerable HHs in Kabul Province, PD10.

Outcome:

Income of the project beneficiaries increased, Jobs crated and food security of the HHs improved.

Outputs:

  • 247 female beneficiaries trained in Bag making skill.
  • 243 female beneficiaries trained in Carpet weaving skill.
  • 490 female beneficiaries trained in BDS.
  • Job opportunities and SEs establishment opportunities created.
  • 6,125,000 AFN in kind food commodities distributed.

Project Major Activities:

  • Small groups among beneficiaries created.
  • Business development and marketing trainings conduced.
  • Job placement strategy developed for project beneficiaries.
  • Linkages created among the markets and beneficiaries.
  • 127 Bag making machines and 83 Carpet weaving frames distributed.
  • Post-distribution monitoring conduced on monthly bases.





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