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A determined woman can lead her way to success


Humaira Akhtar

A CBT beneficiary of TVET Sector Support Programme

working in an Afghan Refugees Project as Education Supervisor

Humaira Akhtar, a master’s degree holder in Urdu is a perfect illustration of saying: “with hard work and dedication, anything is possible”. She is an inhabitant of Kharotabad, Balochistan where women are used to staying in the boundaries of home.

She had a passion to achieve success in her life. She was determined and persuaded her parents to let her do something for herself. She got herself enrolled in a 6-months Computer Operator, CBT course being run by the TVET Sector Support Programme at HRDC society.

Her competence and dedication paid off with a regular job of education supervisor in an Afghan Refugees Project in Quetta. Each day of on-the-job training at Bank Alfalah brought her confidence and enhanced her communication skills. Humaira came to know about Suno FM 96 (Balochistan) had an open vacancy for a female RJ, she applied for the position and got selected. Now she is doing a live radio show on FM 96 and inspiring many other girls like her.

“I wanted to empower myself and fought for my rights. I convinced my parents to let me do something. If you are resolute, do not listen to other people. Focus on what your heart is seeking for”. She is a role model for passionate young girls. She believes that if you have the right skillset demanded in the modern world, you can change the course of your life and people around you.

Humaira is the beneficiary of TVET Sector Support Programme, which is working with NAVTTC, provincial TEVTAs and PVTC since 2011 for bringing reforms in TVET Sector. The second phase of programme has funding of 62.5 mn euro for implementation of reforms in the TVET sector of Pakistan on national, provincial and regional level. The Programme is funded by the European Union, Federal Republic of Germany and the Royal Norwegian Embassy. In second phase of its implementation, programme is supporting competency-based-training of 36,800 men and women on the indigenous and industry-demand-driven trades. The Programme has been commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is being implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

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