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Women’s vocational and literacy program launched in Kabul

AT-KABUL: In a bid to empower women, Afghan Women Coordination and Promotion Organization (AWCPO) with the financial support of Spanish Embassy in Kabul have recently launched a vocational training program.

Head of AWCPO, Shukria Jalalzai, said that more than 30 women will receive vocational and literacy training in the program.

Speaking at a press conference here on Monday, she said that the training center was established in 5th district of Kabul city, where 30 needy women will be trained for five months in the field of Tailoring. She added that besides vocational training, the women will also receive literacy training. “The trainees will also receive all necessary tools to start their own business,” she said.

She said that the project was aimed at empowering women. “If the project yielded in positive results, we will expand the projects to other parts of the city,” she added.

Spanish Ambassador in Kabul Emilio Perez De Agreda, voiced his pleasure over launch of training project, and said that Spain is committed to lend its support to Afghanistan in various areas.

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