Project for supporting women IT graduates launched

STAFF REPORT KHI: A project of supporting female Information Technology (IT) graduates access to information Technology Sectors through internship programme has been launched at the Hamdard University Campus.The project was launched under the Gender Equity Programme (GEP) of Aurat Foundation with the support of USAID and the project would be executed by Hamdard University.

Speaking on the occasion, Regional Director Aurat Foundation Mehnaz Rehman said that the female IT graduates could not find jobs because of not having sufficient skill.

The project would support them to groom and enhance their skills as they could get jobs easily.

The female graduates are very intelligent and have talent but many are still jobless and the project would help them to get jobs and contribute positive role in the development of country.

Chief guest of the ceremony, Director KandN Foods Naushaba Khalil said that the use of Information technology was increasing by passing each day and it had positive impacts and negatives over the society as well.

Project Director of Hamdard University, Asad Ur Rehman said that under the program,120 female fresh graduates would be selected and they would be given a 3-weeks training on Information Technology and 3-day training on labor laws and sexual harassment law.

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