Women Business Development Centre organizes orientation session for guidance of skilled women

Peshawar: Women Business Development Centre (WBDC), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Monday organized an orientation session for guidance of skilled women entrepreneurs about the “Hunarmand Programme”.

The skilled women entrepreneurs guided about the program through a multi media presentation. The Bank of Khyber (BoK), Credit Officer (Consumer & Micro Finance Department), Bahar Ali delivered a comprehensive lecture and informed about entire procedure and other prerequisite for availing the benefit.

Talking to a group of journalists, WBDC project Manager, Nabeela Farman said that the orientation session aim was to provide guideline and other procedural means regarding the Hunarmand program.

She said that the introductory workshop would be helpful for skilled women entrepreneurs for taking fully benefit from the scheme. Kiran Yousaf, supervisor WBDC displayed centre, said that more than 20 skilled women entrepreneurs had participated in the introductory workshop.

Kiran said that the training participants had informed about different steps and procedural verification for availing the benefit, saying that the women entrepreneurs took keen interest to learn more about the scheme.

After the information session, she expressed the hope that the skilled women businesspersons would take fully benefit from the scheme, which has also clearly much of complexity about different steps essential for applying for the program.

She informed that the WBDC had also issued application forms to women entrepreneurs after successfully completion of the session.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had launched a Hunarmand Program worth of Rs. 1.3 billion under its pro-poor initiatives, according to 30 percent quota has been allocated for women.

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