Second phase of ‘Women Empowerment through Digital Skills’ started
PESHAWAR: After successfully equipping 500 women with digital skills from the province, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) has embarked on the next phase of the journey to further train 2500 young women and enable them to play role in boosting up the digital economy of the province.
‘Women Empowerment through Digital Skills’ is a component of Digital Jobs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa project, an initiative of the KPITB. The program aims to train 3000 women across the seven divisions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including the newly merged tribal districts on employable digital skills to ensure women’s inclusion in the digital economy.
While talking about the success of the project on Saturday, Ziaullah Khan Bangash, Advisor to the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Science and Information Technology praised the initiative and assured continuity of government efforts for promoting such interventions and developing the capacity of women to benefit them from digital employment opportunities.
He stated that women must come forward and contribute to the digital economy, adding that the program would set an example for other provinces to follow. “We are very hopeful that with the help of this program, different job opportunities will be created for women across the province,” he maintained.
The Managing Director KPITB Dr Sahibzada Ali Mahmud elaborated that ‘Women Empowerment through Digital Skills’ was one of the many initiatives taken by KP to encourage and educate the women and provide a digitally skilled workforce to the industry of information technology.