Our Projects

South Punjab Poverty Alleviation Project

The Government of Punjab, with financial assistance of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), launched a project titled South Punjab Poverty Alleviation Project (SPPAP) in September, 2014 in districts Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Muzaffargarh and Rajanpur in South Punjab. SPPAP is designed to assist the Government to achieve its objectives of economic  growth and poverty alleviation. The overall goal of the project is to reduce rural poverty in Southern Punjab. The project will be wrapped up in Sep, 2017.

Component 1: Vocational Training Organization (VTO):

The purpose of Vocational Training is to provide employable skills to men and women so that they could start their work or business or get wage employment to earn their living and contribute to reduce poverty. Vocational Training Programme arrange large number of vocational and technical skills trainings for community organizations and their youth contributing towards self-employment as well as wage employment. The organization gives great emphasis on ensuring that people are trained according to their needs, existing opportunities and market demands. Post training services is an important part of the vocational training programme where individuals after completing training are linked with public and private entities through apprenticeship and job placements.

Under Vocational Training Organization component of SPPAP 7,310 men and 7,325 women have been trained from September, 2014 –June, 2017with the total of 14,635 against set target of 14,555.

Component 2: Entrepreneurship Training Organization (ETO):

The purpose of Entrepreneurship Training Organization (ETO) is to create and expand economic opportunities for 4,081 pax (50% women and 50% men) by giving them quality entrepreneurship training and making them able to establish or expand their micro-enterprises for themselves.
Secondly, ETO aims to train Entrepreneur Activists (EAs) who will support in entrepreneurship development activities in their communities. Under Entrepreneurship Training Organization Institute of Rural Management 2,054 men and 2,041 women have been trained from September, 2014- June, 2017 with a total of 4,095 against set target of 4,081.

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