LAHORE - WWF-Pakistan distributed farmer and veterinary toolkits among less privileged farming families under Green Skills Project at a ceremony held in Khanewal. Over 600 toolkits were distributed among people. Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research attended the event as the chief guest. Arshia Khurshid, Project Manager, Green Skills Project, WWF-Pakistan, gave a brief overview of the project. Through this initiative, abilities and advancement of 300 trainees was enhanced through trains in the field of renewable/sustainable energy, livestock and after-crop management. The 300 trainees were instrumental in the further training of 2,300 farming families.

The programme was carried out as a pilot project in four districts of Punjab (Muzaffargarh, Rajanpur, Khanewal, and Jhang). The minister appreciated the role of WWF-Pakistan in empowering communities and further noted that WWF-Pakistan’s commitment to Pakistan for rural youth is inspiring.  DCO Khanewal Usman Moazzam, civil society, and media persons were also present on the occasion. The project is supported by Fund for Innovative Training, created under TVET Reform Support Programme, which is co-funded by the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands, the Royal Norwegian Embassy and the Federal Republic of Germany. It is being implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH GIZ in collaboration with NAVTTC.