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Story of a young boy who helped healthcare staff of Sindh-Pakistan in times of COVID-19

Hailing from a sub-urban area of Karachi, Raheem Gul is a young boy from Lyari, and is an enthusiastic learner. Raheem’s father is a hairdresser and wishes for his son to complete his formal and skill-based education to secure his career. Raheem is studying commerce in his formal education and aims for learning skills to combine his formal education of business and commerce to start his own business in future.  Raheem applied for dress-making course at “Humqadam” a training project offered by Charter for Compassion. He enrolled in this program in 2019 October and has completed his tenure of six months competency-based training in April 2020. Right in the midst of his final workplace-based training phase, the Corona Virus outbreak caused complete lockdown in his city, harming access the workplace for completion of his training. But then a ray of hope raised when he was informed by his instructors that his institute will be involved in producing PPE suits and masks for the healthcare staff in Sindh. During his training, Raheem was busy in making health safety kits and fabric masks for healthcare professionals of Sindh under the umbrella of TVET Sector Support Programme.

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