A team comprising of representatives from the European Union and GIZ visited KADO i-Tech Training centers in Gilgit-Baltistan and expressed their satisfaction over the union’s funded project “Enhancing Employability of the Marginalized Segments in GB through IT.”
The team appreciated the role of KADO as an implementing organization of the project and for employing innovative approaches like information and communication technology as development tools in GB. They also expressed their satisfaction over the project’s progress and vowed to support it in the long run.
The project, co-funded by the EU, United Kingdom of Netherlands and Government of Germany in collaboration with GIZ and NAVTTC, is in progress in GB with the aim of training the project beneficiaries to use information technology to enhance their employability.
KADO has established state of the art i-Tech Training Centers at seven locations in GB to achieve the project’s objectives. The training components include enhancement of the skills of the youth and marginalized segments to generate income through the Internet besides training them in alternative energy solutions. KADO has hired expert professionals to provide completely free training to the participants in graphic/web designing, e-marketing, resource mobilization, programming, accounts and finance, stocks and forex trading and call center expertise besides solar energy solutions.
Under the project, KADO has established training centers in Gilgit, Danyore, Gahkuch, Karimabad, Aliabad, Gulmit and Skardu. According to the project manager, “in the initial phase five centers have started its operations in Gilgit and Hunza. In the second and third phase the centers in Gahkuch and Skardu will become operational in the month of October, 2013.”