A CBT beneficiary of TVET Sector Support Programme employed at Roshni Publications
Kiran Joyia hails from city of Hyderabad in Sindh, Pakistan. She is an eager learner who could not stop learning in whatsoever phase of the life. Kiran is a multi-talented role model for the girls in her community. She did her graduation in International Relations and her eagerness for learning new skills lead her to ZABTech, Hyderabad campus. She came to know about the competency-based training courses in different trades. Kiran wanted to get acquainted with computer operating in a professional way other than just surfing the internet and some basic tasks.
She enrolled herself in a six-months’ course of computer operator, followed by on-job training at Latifabad Vocational Training Centre for three-months’. After completion of the course, she applied for job at different organizations but prayed only to secure a job at Roshni Publications because books are Kiran’s love of life. Luckily, she got this job and her computer operating skills proved vital in her selection. Her employer shared that we were looking for a female candidate with good skills in computer operating especially in data management. Kiran is now effectively managing the records and business data of the publications.
This financial stability allowed her to resume her passion of storytelling. She used to do storytelling sessions on voluntarily basis for the under privileged kids of the community. She had to discontinue this routine for certain financial and educational reasons, however, now Kiran is once again in the streets with these kids and aware them about the importance of education through storytelling. Her working experience at a publication house polished her skills in running her own online bookstore Kitab Ghar as well which she has been doing for a while now. But the lack of experience in practical skills and understanding to the publishing business was a hurdle.
Now Kiran is more successful in her online venture and credits the success to her skills of computer operating and offline and online publishing. Kiran believes that financial independence gave her the confidence of striving and achieving more through enhancing her skills and utilizing them in a more organized and modern way.
Kiran 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.