The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) on Friday provided financial support for vocational training courses for people with disabilities in the northern province of Jawzjan, Afghanistan.
The Afghan Disabled Protection Association and the TIKA branch in Mazar-i-Sharif worked together to carry out the project, AA reported.
It will offer training in producing solid and liquid soap for women, as well as shoe manufacturing and repair, carpentry, and metal structure welding for men, with a duration of six months for each course, each with 50 participants.
Mazar-i-Sharif, TIKA The coordinator, Mikail Tasdemir, noted that when students obtain professional skills from the courses, the time it takes to find employment will be shortened.
In the meantime, TIKA trained personnel from the Afghanistan Central Bank and Ministry of Finance on participation in bank infrastructure.
Earlier, TIKA provided equipment support to the vocational training courses organized for disabled people in the province.
The provided equipment included carpet weaving, electronic device repairing, leather crafting, and needlework courses organized for disabled people and martyrs’ families.
The primary aim of the training is to provide employment, especially for disabled men and women and contribution to their household income.