KARACHI: On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Khushhali Microfinance Bank (KMBL) is collaborating with National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) to support skilled women. As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, KMBL is providing startup award to top five position holders graduating from Batch-1 of Fashion Designing & Dress Making course conducted at NAVTTC. In this regard, a ceremony was held at the Corporate Office of Khushhali Microfinance Bank on March 6, 2019. The goal of this initiative is to recognize women who have talent and potential, says a Press release.
President KMBL, Ghalib Nishtar, distributed awards among the women hailing from different regions of Pakistan. The recipients of the awards included Tahmina Rafique from AJK, Iram Ilyas from Punjab, Jamila from Sindh, Tamkeen Munir from Balochistan and Yasmin Bibi from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
NAVTTC is a regulatory body for technical education and vocational training in Pakistan whose mission is to provide direction, support and an enabling environment to the public and private sectors to implement training for skills development in order to enhance social and economic profile. NAVTTC was represented by Syed Mansoor Ahmed, Program Coordinator for Prime Minister Youth Skill Development Program, and Masood Khan, Director General Admin & Finance.
About the collaboration, Ghalib Nishtar said, “Over the past nineteen years, we, at, KMBL have witnessed the difference women can make in their lives as well as the contribution they can make to society if they are provided with the opportunity to put their skills to economic use. Keeping that in mind, we have joined hands with NAVTCC on International Women’s Day to offer a helping hand to females who can become future employers of other skilled women as well.”
Founded in the year 2000, Khushhali Microfinance Bank Limited is providing a wide range of affordable financial services to various marginalized communities including women. From women in urban cities to those dwelling in rural areas, KMBL is providing its services to a number of women across the spectrum. More than 30% of the active clients at KMBL are females who have used loans to expand their businesses and improve lives for themselves and their families.