Gifts distributed among women and girls at Sartiyun Sikhia Center Kotri
Sartiyun Sikhia Center organized a program in connection with International Women’s Day
Center has been established by Women and Youth Welfare Organization to educate women and girls and impart them vocational training so that they can start their own work for earning livelihood.
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Sartiyun Sikhia Center, a newly established training center for the women at Khuda Ki Basti locality of Kotri city, district Jamshoro, organized a program in connection with International Women’s Day and distributed gifts including books, stationary and embroidery items among the girls and women free of cost.
The Center has been established by Women and Youth Welfare Organization to educate women and girls and impart them vocational training so that they can start their own work for earning livelihood. The adult literacy is major component of the training programs. The admissions at this center are given free of any charges.
The women at the center also get training in tailoring and other trades besides basic health education.
Ms. Farzana Airy, the Executive Director of the organization, who distributed the gifts, while speaking on this occasion, underlined the need of empowering the women for development of the society. “Education and training in all vocations is must and first step towards achieving the goal, as this would help the women to earn livelihood,” she said elaborating the economic empowerment would help develop not only confidence among the womenfolk but also improve the economic conditions of their families.
“In our society, the women, especially hailing from lower and middle populations, are most neglected, and need to be supported by the initiatives such as adult literacy and vocational trainings,” Farzana said.
She said the women of the rural areas have been kept backward depriving them of all the rights including the education. “They are treated like a commodity or mortgaged properties having no right. They are forced to early marriages and the marriages without asking their own will. The fate of their life is decided by the others.”
“There are lots of issues faced by the womenfolk, including malnutrition, reproductive problems and others, for which they have to struggle,” Farzana concluded.