The Pakistan’s transgender community face unprecedent challenges in finding permanent employment opportunities and majority of them live under the poverty line. According to the 6th Population and Housing Census, the country’s total population of transgender people is reported at 10,418 with 64.4% residing in the province of Punjab.
PSDF recognizes the evolving needs of this ignored group, and its recent partnership with Akhuwat, one of the largest Islamic Microfinance Organization in the World, will offer graduates microfinance loan to sling shot their business venture. Whereas IFAP, one of internationally acclaimed courseware for Grooming, Hair and Makeup will train them to be professionals with domain specific knowledge by offering course “Hair & Beauty Aesthetics”. The first pilot course is expected to kick-off in the coming month whereby training will be administered to a group of 25 transgender participants.
The project aims to equip this ignored segment of the society with necessary skills in market relevant trades, helping them obtain hands on experience and income generation opportunities. PSDF will design and execute a specialized skills development programme that will cater to the needs of this segment and provides them with the skills and training required to receive respectable and dignified business opportunities.
On this occasion, Mr. Jawad Khan, CEO PSDF said””