3 Star Women Skill Development Community Center (3 SWSDC) play vital role in women empowering. Miss Shakeela.
CHITRAL: 3 Star Women Skill Development Community Center was established by three sisters of Tooq Hazrat Abad Tehsil Mastuj in the year 1999 Miss Shakeela Naz, Director of the center said while talking to local journalists in a briefing that main objectives of this center was to strengthen women folk to enable them to earn their livelihood with a honor way as women gaining nothing are not liking in our society she added. Miss Ashrafia Bibi and Miss Shahira Khan are the sisters of Miss Shakeela who jointly started this center for sewing, embroidery and improving local handicrafts. They were facing great challenges at first even by their family members but they did not discourage and continue their mission. At first Miss Shakeela Naz get training by Agha Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP) Chitral in different skills and handicrafts. As these three sisters were facing financial problems to open their own center so they got a loan from AKRSP of rupees 5000 at initial stage and 10000 in second phase.
They also get loans from First Micro Finance Bank, Agriculture Development Band and National Bank of
Miss Shahira Khan was also awarded by First Micro Finance Bank by investment of their loans in a best and for a profitable purpose which was returned with interest. Hence we could not return rupees 50,000 loan of National Bank of
Explaining about aim and objectives of the center she said that we want to enable women folk to overcome on dearness through improvement their skill capacity, to support them to sand on their own feet, to involve them in different business activities, and to extend our training to far flung areas. We also train them to enhance mutual harmony and improve leadership spirit among women folk, and to seek solution of their communal problems as will as to inherit traditional skill among young generation. As well as to created awareness among them to protect and fight for their right so as to work shoulder by shoulder with men folk for development of the area. Responding to a question Mrs Shafia Gul a trainee of this center said that I was not aware about sewing and handicrafts at first but joining this center now I can sew my cloth as well as for my family and my family members like and respect me as comparative before getting of my training. She appeal to President Premier of Pakistan, Non Governmental Organization, Donor agencies and philanthropists to support them for improving and expansion this mission to other areas by opening new center. She also appeal for a suitable center because at present they facing shortage of place. They can be contact or support on following address. Miss Shakeela Naz Director 3 SWSDCC village Tog Hazrat Abad Post Office Mastuj district Chitral phone 0943-486388.
G.H. Farooqi PO Box No. 50 GPO Chitral
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Cancer Patient Appeal for Free Treatment.
CHITRAL: A Cancer Patient Appeal for free treatment. According to detail Sifat Bibi wife of Khush Muhammad Khan resident of Tooq Hazrat Abad Tehsil Mastuj District Chitral is suffering from Cancer for the last 2 years. She was ill and remained under treatment for a long time but it was confirmed some 2 year back that she is suffering from Cancer disease. Sifat Bibi having 7 daughters and only 1 son. Her elder daughter was married but unfortunately husband of her daughter died while her daughter also died leaving 5 children. There was no one to care of these orphans Children of her deceased daughter and Sifat Bib was compels to shift these children to her own house. Khush Muhammad Khan husband of Sifat Bibi is also a paralyzed old aged man and suffering from this disease for the last 3 years. Her 4 daughters have been married and 3 daughters are unmarried and their old and ailing parents are looking after them. There is no source of income for such a huge family including her orphans of her daughter children (grand children). They sold all of their property for their treatment but could not recover and need of more treatment which is very costly.
Her three daughters (unmarried) get a loan of rupees 100000 from National Bank of
G.H. Farooqi PO Box No. 50 GPO Chitral