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Poverty Alleviation Through Vocational Training

It is vividly recognized that women's empowerment is essential for sustainable economic growth and reduction of poverty in developing countries.

HOPE’s strategy for long-term women’s empowerment is twofold: education and vocational training.

We begin at a grassroots level in underserved communities and methodically use strategies to eliminate the barriers to education children (especially females) face in Pakistan.

After obtaining a solid education, young adults are guided into vocational training programs that prepare them for the private sector, entrepreneurship opportunities, or careers with HOPE. 

HOPE for the Future

HOPE's Six Vocational Centers in Pakistan:
HOPE Zia Colony Vocational Center

Zia Colony (Karachi) – Zia Colony’s vocational center was established in 2011.  Young women and girls are taught computer skills or textile design.  As of 2022, a total of 1,200 students have been served by this center. 

HOPE Vocational Center Zia Colony

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HOPE Vocational Center Thatta
HOPE Vocational Training Center

Rural Thatta is located approximately 62 miles from Karachi and has a population of 225,000.  HOPE has a strong presence in Thatta via the establishment of a hospital (213,000 patients treated in 2017), community center, formal school (340 students), informal schools, and a vocational center.

HOPE’s vocational center in Thatta was established in 2011.  It features computer classes and textile design courses. Since 2022, 4,000 students have received training at this location.

HOPE Vocational Center Bilal Colony

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Bilal Colony is HOPE’s newest vocational center and was built in 2017 with generous funding from IDRF Canada.  Computer and English language skills are taught at this facility. Since 2022, 2,000 students have received training at Bilal Colony Vocational Center.

HOPE Vocational Center Computers
HOPE Vocational Center Sujawal

Sujawal is located 125 miles from Karachi and is densely populated with 800,000 people.  HOPE operates a hospital in Sujawal which sees over 67,000 patients per year.  Additionally, a vocational center serves 248 students per year, 80 percent of whom are females.  The hospital and vocational center in Sujawal are considered to be two of HOPE’s most beneficial projects because they reach a population which is severely underserved.  As of 2022, 1,000 students have been served by Sujawal's Vocational Training Center.  

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HOPE Vocational Training
HOPE Vocational Center Muzaffargarh

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Muzaffargarh is located in the southwestern Punjab province of Pakistan with a population of 250,000.  A HOPE formal school with 320 students is established in Muzaffargarh and is the only educational facility within miles.  In addition to an educational facility, the HOPE formal school serves as a vocational training center to students.  As of 2022, the vocational center in Muzaffargarh has served 1,000 students, 80 percent of whom are females.

HOPE Muzaffargarh Vocational Training Center
HOPE Vocational Center Badin

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Khowra Chowk (Badin) is an agricultural district approximately 112 miles from Karachi.   This community is still recovering from the widespread devastation caused by the 2011 monsoon season. HOPE has provided emergency relief during several of the yearly Sindh floods to over 5,000 individuals and also has a presence in Khowra Chowk via informal schools and a vocational center.  As of 2022, the vocational center has served 1,000 students, 80 percent of whom are females.

HOPE Badin Vocational Center
HOPE Badin Vocational Center
HOPE Muzaffargarh Vocational Center
HOPE Muzaffargarh Vocational Center
HOPE Bilal Colony Vocational Center
HOPE Vocational Training Computers Women
HOPE Zia Colony Vocational Training Center
HOPE Vocational Training Women
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