Access to education is a major challenge in Pakistan, influenced by factors like income distribution, urban-rural divide, and gender differences. Pakistan has the third highest number of Out-of-School (OOS) female students in the world, with 55% of out-of-school children in the country being girls. To overcome this issue, USAID SGAFP provided a grant to Aman Institute for Vocational Training for implementing Training and Reading for Adolescents in Need (TRAIN) project. The project provided 300 young women in Karachi with basic education coupled with a textile sewing trade.
On November 22, 2017, the grantee organized a closing ceremony of the project, which was attended by over 200 people. Notables such as Ms. Shahnaz Wazir Ali (Social Activist), Ms. Naz Baloch (Prominent Politician) and Mr. John Verner (Deputy Council General Sindh, USAID) graced the event with their presence.