The proposed project will be implemented in Dera Ismail Khan often abbreviated to D.I.Khan is a city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. It is situated on the west bank of the Indus River, (407 km) away from Islamabad (Capital Territory). Agriculture is the main sources of livelihood of the rural and urban population, however the D.I.Khan has also been very famous for handcraft work as well, so to promote it was necessary take steps to protect and modernise handicrafts skill, so as to conserve and enrich cultural heritage, traditions.
The initiative was originated at the target communities. During filed visits and community meetings, the people approached IPAD and requested to undertake development projects on vocational and skill training in the form of request letters. Based on the priority of the need and demand from the community, IPAD has taken this initiative to design a community based vocational and skill development project for sustainable development of women, youth and adolescent girls of the district.
The technical and vocational training centre would identify 100 marginalized women from community and would teach, train and polish their skills. The centre would be 100% operational form March 01, 2016 would complete four month period in August 31, 2016 by covering the following basic courses such as Cutting, Stitching, Dress designing, artificial Jewellery making, embroidery and professional beautician.