The closing ceremony of Supporting Female Graduates Access to Information Technology Sectors through Internship Programs project was organized by Hamdard University at The Arena Karachi on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. This project was executed by Hamdard University, supported by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Gender Equity (GEP) of Aurat (AF).
In all graduates completed the course.
Prof. Dr. Pervez Akhtar, Director, HIET, Hamdard University briefed during the event that The projects was initiated to train over 100 fresh female information technology graduates, and provide the required training in 15 months. Female graduates of ITC Karachi region got registered and received four weeks IT and labor law related trainings. After these trainings female graduates joined local IT based organizations for internship and job opportunities. During internship Rs.6000/- per month were paid to each individual by USAID. Dr Akhtar appreciated the hard work and dedication of the whole project team and specially Prof. Dr. Aqeel-ur-Rehma , project leader, engr.Asad Ur Rehman, Project team and specially prof. Dr. Aqeel-ur-Rehman, project leader, Engr. Asad Ur Rehman ,project manager and S.M Kashif Alam, Finance and Admin Officer.
While addressing the audience Ms Mehnaz Rahman said that Women’s economic empoverment is one of the objectives of GEP, which is the largest USAID program in Pakistan specifically supporting women’s empowerment. This $ 40-million, five-year program aims to improve women’s access to justice; expand economic opportunities for women; advocate for women’s social and political empowerment; support survivors of gender-based violence; and build the capacity of government ant civil society to prevent, respond to, and eliminate gender-based violence.
Prof. Dr. Pervez Akhtar and Mehnaz Rehman gave away the Certificates to the successful candidates. Members of academia, students and people from different walks of life attended the event.