Reportedly, around 50,000 female students turned up at the ‘Bano Qabil’ aptitude test site at the Bagh-e-Jinnah Ground. The aptitude test for the “Bano Qabil” programme was conducted by Al-Khidmat Foundation.
The aim of the test is to gauge the amount of talent in female students and offer skill-based training, scholarships, and advanced programs for the youth.
The participants appeared for courses in web development and web designing, among other technological skills. Students, selected after this test, the girls will be able to avail free courses through the programme.
Moreover, Chief Engineer Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman announced to launch of e-commerce and vocational training programmes for Karachi-based housewives.
He also made an announcement about scholarships for all successful female students under the programme’s banner, adding that the programme is purely aimed at empowering women, not merely limited to claims.
کراچی کی تاریخ کا سب سے بڑا تعلیمی پروگرام الخدمت بنو قابل میں طالبات کا یہ جم غفیر دراصل ایک ابهرتے روشن کراچی کی عملی تصویر ہے !
— Alkhidmat Foundation Pakistan (@AlkhidmatOrg) December 4, 2022
“Even though the country’s IT minister is from Karachi, there is no such university in the city, unfortunately. The IT park — to be completed in 2026 — was only inaugurated after criticism received following ‘Bano Qabil’ programme,” Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman shared.
“The program will enable Karachi’s youth to become an asset for their families, their city and their country,” he said.
“There are only two public sector universities, there is an acute shortage of colleges, there is no transport facility for students of public sector colleges, and very slim opportunities for youth after graduation,” Rehman lamented.