Alkhidmat launches Bano Qabil Women’s Empowerment Program on International Women’s Day
Alkhidmat Karachi has launched its Bano Qabil Women’s Empowerment Program for ladies on International Women’s Day which falls on March 7. The launch was announced by Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Hafiz Naeem ur Rehman at a glittering ceremony at a leading hotel in the city. Speaking on the occasion, he said that the program targeted 50,000 women for IT courses that would help them to contribute to their household expenses while earning from home. The courses were designed to ensure that women could even teach them to their kids at home after learning themselves. The event was attended by CEO Alkhidmat Karachi Naveed Ali Baig, President Women’s Wing Jamaat-e-Islami Karachi Asma Safeer, Director Bano Qabil Program Farooq Kamlani, Project Director Salman Sheikh, IBA’s Ayesha Anas, Professor Federal Urdu University Dr. Sabah Zehra, Dr. Fatima Naqvi, Dr. Zainab Ansari, Fiza Asr, Samiya Lari, Ambreen Haseeb Amber, Humaira Mehboob and others who also spoke on the occasion. Disclosing some dismal statistics, Hafiz Naeem said that there were more than 1 million children in Karachi who were not attending school, while a disproportionate number of those who had finished their Matric studies were not studying further due to a lack of opportunities or financial ability. Therefore, Alkhidmat had initiated the Bano Qabil program for youth in which 10,000 young boys and girls have already started taking free, advanced IT courses that would kick-start their careers and help them acquire in-demand IT skills. Now, this program was being expanded to include working women and housewives who could also learn these skills and contribute to their household expenses. Announcing the start of registrations, Naveed Ali Baig encouraged women to come forward and register themselves in the program through its dedicated website banoqabil.pk. Asma Safeer added that women had an important role to play in society and build its foundations. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, it was necessary to speak up for women’s rights and safeguard them, for which Jamaat-e-Islami’s Women’s Wing was playing a leading role.