OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN AND MEN PROJECT
HiH Af officially launched a new project “Socio-Economic Empowerment of Women and Men in Chimtal District of Balkh Province”. This is co-funded by CAFOD and HiH International to mobilize, train and support 600 poor women and men to start their micro-enterprises and create job opportunity for other community members over a period of two years.
In this event government officials including, Governor of Chimtal District, Director of Balkh Economy Department, Director of Balkh Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled Department, Representative from Balkh Women Affairs Department, Community Elders, Project staff and beneficiaries from Chimtal District participated.
Mr. Abdul Rahim Nasry the CEO of HiH Af, welcomed the participants and briefly spoke about the event which was followed by presentation on the organization’s mission, vision, background and current activities with a focus on the project’s goal and objectives, by Ahmad Kamran Hekmati, the program manager.
Officials from different governmental departments also spoke about HiH Af and how lives were improved and family incomes were increased as a result of previously implemented projects that they have witnessed in the other districts. They thanked HiH Af for its unique approach of reducing poverty through job creation considering the current situation in the country where many youths are migrating to neighboring countries and Europe in search of job.
The event concluded with a questions and answers session, where Dr. Hekmati answered participant’s questions and noted the recommendations of participants. At the end Mr. Nasry thanked the participants for their active participation, continued support and cooperation.