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Southern Punjab Poverty Alleviation Project-Phase II

The Government of Punjab, with financial assistance of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), launched Phase II of the project for three years till March 31, 2021 titled South Punjab Poverty Alleviation Project (SPPAP) in districts Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Muzaffargarh, Rajanpur, Rahimyar Khan and DG Khan 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. 

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 7,500 men and 7,500 women are to be trained.

Component 2: Entrepreneurship Training Organization (ETO):

The purpose of Entrepreneurship Training Organization (ETO) is to create and expand economic opportunities for 9,081 trainees 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 aims to train 4,540 men and 4541 women.


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