PESHAWAR: A hands-on skill development training for the students of Peshawar University was organized by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) Pakistan under institutional collaboration with the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) of the University of Peshawar.
The “Startup and Digital Skills Training for Youth” training was held for two days, 16-17 September 2022, in Peshawar. About 25 students from different departments attended the training workshop, including the Afghan students studying at the University of Peshawar, said a press release issued here on Tuesday.
The training workshop aimed to enable the youth to understand the potential of digital skill development and help shape their ideas into businesses and startups for self-employability and self-reliance after completing their education.
Prof. Dr. Babar Shah, the director of IPCS, welcomed the students and stressed learning new skills to curb unemployment and contribute to the national economy. Mr. Aamir Amjad, Senior Program Manager of FNF, appreciated the young students’ interest and said that digital skills can revolutionize new business and that the participation of trained youth in the national economy can excel in economic growth. He encouraged the participants to acquire essential digital skills, tools, and traits of new business ideas for self-reliance and income generation.
The two-day-long training was led by Ms. Kayenat Hameed Khan, who imparted knowledge to the participants about the startup ecosystem, team building, entrepreneurial procedures, essential online tools and practices for running a business, and digital marketing techniques. She also provided hands-on learning through interactive exercises and examples to deeply understand the local startup ecosystem and its legal and administrative requirements. In addition, she also explained how new skill sets such as digital marketing, content management, social media tools, and necessary business research could help increase the chances of success of new startups and improve self-employment among the youth.
At the end of the training, Dr. Babar Shah and Mr. Aamir Amjad distributed the certificate of participation among the students.