Karakoram area development organization (KADO), following its tremendous success streak, continues to expand and has now opened its center to the remote and very fall flung area of Shersabz Chupurson of Gojal valley, with the launch of its 8th new IT training center in Gilgit Baltistan.
Talking to Mountain TV, Abdul Waheed, Coordinator Kado-iTech Gulmit, Moorkhun and Chupurson said that the management of Kado is working for the youth and under this project, has launched highly specialized, skill-based short training courses for youth aged 18 to 38 years with special focus on marginalized segments of the society; women, physically challenged, ultra poor and disaster affected people.
Karakoram Area Development Organization (KADO) takes the lead in establishing state of the art I-Tech centers in far-flung valleys of the mountainous Gilgit-Baltistan to address the crucial issue of youth unemployment by providing ICT skills and enhancing the chances for self-employment. The project, Enhancing Employability of Marginalized segments in GB through IT, is funded by German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ). Under this project, 7 I-Tech centers have been established in GB along with 2 mobile training units. The centers were equipped with laptop, solar energy for power backup, and fast and reliable internet connectivity through VSAT. The purpose is to uplift the economic conditions of the youth by providing skills for making money through online activities and alternate energy solutions.
Karakoram Area Development Organization (KADO) is an indigenous initiative aimed at to improve the socio-economic conditions of the local communities with a special focus on women, disabled people and other marginalized segments of the society. Since its inception in 1996, the organization has implemented diverse projects and developed successful models in handicraft, environment, rehabilitation of Special People, ICT4D, gems and jewellery development, art and culture, knowledge management, e-Governance, micro-health insurance, agri-trading, institutional development and fostering public private partnerships.