In Karachi s Bagh-i-Jinnah, over 50,000 girls participated in the “Bano Qabil programme” run by the welfare group Al-Khidmat, making history as Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman, the head of Jamaat-e-Islami in Karachi, declared that successful girls might receive scholarships.
The event, took place at Karachi’s Jinnah ground, it was the second in a series of similar events that Jamaat-e-Islami organized. Under the initiative, JI s charity wing Al-Khidmat has offered courses in freelancing, web and apps development, graphic design, digital marketing, and Amazon Virtual Assistant in association with top educational institutions and a team of professionals.
According to a JI’s statement, thousands of girls took the test, and that qualified candidates would enroll in four to six month courses, and after they complete the course, Al-Khidmat would assist them in finding employment.
It is a first-of-its-kind programme, where normally the cost is between Rs50,000 and Rs80,000 each but JI is the first political party in the country to provide the courses free of charge.
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Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman, the leader of JI Karachi, addressed the participants and said that his organization has been doing its share to give the people of Karachi, especially young people, hope for a better future.
He affirmed that JI has a vision for the city s men and women, and he vowed that, if Karachi elects mayor from JI, he will ensure that an IT university is established in the city.
Naeem-ur-Rehman also claimed to turn Karachi into a regional and national center for information technology (IT).
He continued by saying that the party would also sponsor other skill-building programme that would lay the groundwork for Karachi s youth to succeed in the IT industry.
“The programme will enable the youth to become an asset to their family,” he added.