Press Release – Peshawar: NIDA (National Institute of Design & Analysis), an associate wing of TUSDEC, has concluded a three month training programme sponsored by Population Refugees and Migration (PRM). In pursuance of PRM’s Basic Education for Afghan Refugees (BEFARe), NIDA Centre Peshawar has imparted skill trainings in Building Painting, UPS & Solar Panel Installation and Advanced Tailoring trades, where a total of 55 trainees are being certified by KP Technical Training Board. NIDA has engaged highly seasoned trainers to impart the course curricula revealing the technical perspicacity. According to the company source, major emphasis was laid upon competency based training and the trainees were acquainted with both conventional and most forward techniques which will help them fine-tune their skill profile for better income generation.

The training programme has been launched for the marginalized Refuge Communities with meager earning prospects who are unable to afford quality training and development opportunities. NIDA Peshawar has facilitated the trainees by imparting pragmatic yet edifying content so that they can conveniently practice their attained skill sets at any of their employment fronts. NIDA spokesperson shared that in order to sustain program efficacy, NIDA has taken an initiative to link the trainees with employers in order to aid them in opting for a formal employment or instigating their own business. He further added that 13 of their students of UPS & Solar Panel Installation have initiated an entrepreneurial venture and installed 3000KVA solar panel at Shamshato Refugees Camp, Peshawar during the training programme. Similarly the comprehensive and practical training approach in Building Painting has augmented the earning capabilities of the course participants and more than 60% have started their own small painting set-ups. Substantiating the objective of gender equality and empowerment, NIDA engaged proficient instructor for Advanced Tailoring who has outfitted the trainees with creative styling, pattern making and entrepreneurship skills while classifying their aesthetics. At the course completion, the trainees showcased their work at CWS (Church World Service) & PRM organized exhibition at AQS Art Gallery in Islamabad where their crafts received tremendous adulation.

NIDA has meticulously rendered sound operational, human resource and administrative support to the program so that enabling livelihood opportunities can be extended to the immodest population. The training program compliments TUSDEC skill development pursuits for socio-economic development which are contributing significantly in fueling up economic furtherance.