|Project||Skill Development /Capacity Building in Gems cutting, Polishing, Jewellery-making and Stone Carving, Gilgit Baltistan|
|Date of Approval||15 March, 2012|
|Number of Beneficiaries||116 Men & Women|
|Implementing Partner||Rupani Foundation|
Rupani Foundation, the implementing partner, introduces gems & jewellery making training in the mountainous areas of Gilgit Baltistan (GB). It introduces new skills training programs particularly for women to support the development of value-chain in gems & jewellery in GB. The vision for this project is to economically empower women in GB. As many as 116 unemployed men and women will be engaged from Ghirar, Hunza Nagar & Gilgit in GB. The purpose of the project is to train women in non-traditional occupations leading to enhancing livelihood opportunities for them.
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Gemstones- the Treasure Trove of GB
The Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan not only offers painterly landscapes, a kaleidoscope of cultures and a deeply generous people, it also possesses a hidden wealth under its soil in the form of gemstones – only a negligible percentage of which has so far been tapped.
According to a study commissioned by the Planning and Development Division of the government of Pakistan in 2006, Gilgit-Baltistan is abundantly supplied with deposits of aquamarine (in Gilgit, Skardu and Hunza), ruby (in Ishkomen and Hunza), tourmaline (found in Stak Nallah in Haramosh valley in Gilgit), among many others. Pakistan’s reserves of precious and semi-precious gemstones are among the 10 largest in the world.[Read More]